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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

HortEast 2010 is approaching..

The biennial HortEast Trade Show and Conference will be taking place in just a few weeks - November 23rd and 24th - at the Cunard Centre in Halifax. I'll be in attendance, checking out the various seminars and workshops - intended for all those working in horticultural fields in the Maritimes - both company owners and staff. The trade show brings companies in from across North America to showcase their products, including some local suppliers like Halifax Seed!

For anyone interested, they can visit the official website - www.horteast.ns.ca to find out more info.

HORTEAST 2010

Workshops on Monday will be offered for both Landscape Construction and Maintenance companies, addressing cutting edge industry issues including permeable pavers and hardscape design, pesticide free turf grass management, and advanced landscape maintenance techniques. An industry tour will visit the new exterior living wall, green roof, and interior living walls at the Nova Scotia Community College, the brand new Halifax Farmers Market, along with other sites of interest in Nova Scotia.

Monday evening will end with a reception at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel for a chance for exhibitors and delegates to meet and mingle before HortEast kicks off on Tuesday morning, with a trade show featuring 120 booths with exhibitors from across Canada and the US and a number of seminars and networking opportunities.

2010 Seminars and Workshops include:

· Landscape Maintenance half day workshop with Jeff McMann (Town of Markham, ON) and Eric Lyons (University of Guelph, ON)

· Landscape Construction half day workshop with Robert Bowers (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Uxbridge ON)

· It is Up To You - Revisiting The Hiring Process with Tim Brennan (HiringSmart Canada Inc., Halifax NS)

· Engaging your Seasonal Workers for Increased Productivity and Retention with Tim Brennan (HiringSmart Canada Inc., Halifax NS)

· Going to Pot with Liz Klose (Landscape Canada Committee/CNLA, Milton ON)

· Proven Performance Plant Partners with Liz Klose (Landscape Canada Committee/CNLA, Milton ON)

· Phenology with Jeff McMann (Town of Markham, ON)

· Arboriculture Tree Myths and Their Contribution to the Landscape with Jeff McMann (Town of Markham, ON)

· Making Decisions on New Products with Eric Lyons (University of Guelph, ON)

· The Pattern Language of Concrete Pavers with Robert Bowers (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Uxbridge ON)

· LEED and Sustainable Sites Initiative with Sue Sirrs (Outside! Planning and Design Studio, Halifax NS)

· Living Walls & Green Roofs with Sue Sirrs (Outside! Planning and Design Studio, Halifax NS)

· New Varieties from PanAmerican Seed Co and Ball Seed for 2011 with Jerry Gorchels (Ball Horticultural Co., US)

· Controlling the Growth of Your Greenhouse Crops with Jerry Gorchels (Ball Horticultural Co., US)

Certain seminars and workshops are eligible Continuing Education Credits for Landscape Industry Certified recertification, and through Plant Health Atlantic and the International Society of Arboriculture. Exam opportunities will be available through the Atlantic Region Certification Committee, the International Society of Arboriculture, and Plant Health Atlantic.

Show Dates & Times:

Tuesday November 23, 2010: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday November 24, 2010: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:

Cunard Centre

961 Marginal Rd., Halifax NS

Website:

Additional information on the HortEast Trade Show and Conference be found at: www.horteast.ns.ca

HortEast is Atlantic Canada’s largest horticulture trade show and conference for members of the landscape, greenhouse grower, and retail garden centre industry. The 2010 trade show dates are November 23 and 24th, with pre-show events on November 22nd, 2010.

For More Information:

Rebecca Wetselaar, CAE


HortEast Trade Show Manager 


7856 Fifth Line South | Milton, ON L9T 2X8


Phone: 1.866.383.4711 / 1.647.724.8532

Fax: 1.866.833.8603 
/ 1.905.875.1840

Email: rebecca@canadanursery.com


Website: www.horteast.ns.ca

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