Wednesday, August 3, 2011

HortEast 2011 and the darn deer!!

I can't believe the deer got in again last night - both gardens!! With the NEW fence! My precious beans.. zucchini and peas.. even the soybeans.. ARGH! So, I have just spent the past hour lifting the deer netting, making sure there are no tears in the net and trying to nail it securely down in case they are trying to sneak under.. all things I did 2 months ago, but obviously, there is a flaw in my deer fence somewhere.. Anyway, I will snap some photos of the damage to post, but on a lighter note, here's some info that just came in.. HortEast 2011 is coming up this autumn and I have the official press release. It will be in Moncton, NB this year on Nov 21st to 23rd. HortEast is intended for anyone in the local horticultural industry - from landscapers to greenhouse/nursery operators to crazy people like me who write about gardening.

Doesn't this sound like a great line-up of speakers though?!

Will go snap those photos.. darn deer!

HortEast Trade Show Unveils 2011 Conference Program! 
Moncton, NB - July 11, 2011 – With only five months to go, the excitement is building for 
HortEast 2011, taking place at the Moncton Coliseum Complex (Moncton, NB) on November 
21st-23rd.  There will be lots of new and exciting offerings at this years event including six “mix 
and match” pre-show workshops on Monday for landscape maintenance, landscape design, 
landscape construction, retail garden centre, and nursery professionals, as well as a demo area 
on the trade show floor on Tuesday and Wednesday that will include free hands on 
demonstrations for staff and owners alike.  

“HortEast is your best way to connect with other industry professionals, to meet with suppliers 
across Canada and the US, and for company owners and their staff to get inspired and learn 
about trends and best practices from our top-notch speakers” states John Evans, President of 
Pro Care Lawn & Property Maintenance and Chair of the 2011 HortEast committee. 
The 2011 Seminars and Workshops include: 
“Beyond the Visual: Thoughtful Project Design” Landscape Designers half day 
workshop with Randy Tumber (Tumber & Associates, Orangeville ON) 
“Toxicology, Agronomy, and Mineral vs. Organic Soils" Landscape Maintenance half 
day workshop with Glen Sampson (Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro NS) 
“Planning and Planting for all Seasons of Interest" Retail Garden Centre / Greenhouse 
Grower half day workshop with Paul Zammit (Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON) 
“Building Naturalistic Landscapes & Water Features That Will Impact Your Clients 
Lives” Landscape Construction half day workshop with Randy Tumber (Tumber & 
Associates, Orangeville ON) 
“Maintaining Turf Without the Use of Pesticides - Issues and Challenges, and New 
Products Available for Pest Control" Landscape Maintenance half day workshop with 
Glen Sampson (Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro NS) 
“The changing relevancy of our industry to today's demographics" Retail Garden 
Centre / Greenhouse Grower half day workshop with Brian Minter (Minter Gardens, 
Chilliwack BC) 
"Maximizing the value of every minute in your day - Improved Time Management", 
"Improved Communications for Increased Profitability" and "Strategic Planning for 
the Green Industry" seminars with Daniel Tremblay (LMI Canada, Moncton NB) 
“Plants that Like Hot: Both Tender Treasures and Hardy Garden Perennials” seminar 
with Paul Zammit (Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON) 
“Water features: Design & Construction Fundamentals” and “What it takes to win a 
National Award” seminars with Randy Tumber (Tumber & Associates, Orangeville ON) 
"Food gardening - where it's going and its huge potential" and “Value Adding” 
seminars with Brian Minter (Minter Gardens, Chilliwack BC) 
"Sustainable Environmental Practices – for landscape, construction, horticulture and 
agriculture" seminar with Rod Fry (Envirem Organics Inc., Fredericton NB) 
“New Air spade tree transplanting technology” seminar with Stan Kochanoff (Environova 
Planning Group Inc., Falmouth NS) 
“Is My Phone Smarter than Your Phone?” and “New Media Strategies for the Green 
Industry” seminars with Bill Hardy (Northwest Landscape & Stone Supply, Burnaby BC) 

In addition to seminars, workshops and the trade show featuring 100 booths from industry 
suppliers across Canada and the USA, many different networking events will take place 
including a welcome reception on Monday evening, a grand opening ceremony on Tuesday 
morning with entertainment, politicians and local media, and our regular Kitchen Party on 
Tuesday night – “there are so many opportunities to network, share information, and learn from 
industry experts at this years HortEast Conference and Trade Show – horticulture companies in 
Atlantic Canada cannot afford to miss this opportunity taking place in their own backyard” says 
HortEast Show Manager, Rebecca Doutre. 

HortEast is Atlantic Canada’s trade show and conference for members of the landscape, 
nursery, greenhouse grower, and retail garden centre industry. The 2011 trade show dates are 
November 22nd and 23rd, with pre-show events on November 21st, 2011.  
For More Information: 

Rebecca Doutre, 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:  | Website:  

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