Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Upcoming Conferences at UCONN in March

 The 2011 Perennial Plant Conference will be held on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 from 8:00am – 4:00pm.  The conference will be held on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus in the Lewis B. Rome Commons. 
This conference is for professional horticulturists, offering educational talks from nationally recognized authorities on aspects of design, plant selection, marketing and retail.
There will be 10 sessions throughout the day, with topics including:
  • New and Underused Perennials,
  • How to Promote, Sell and Install Sustainable Landscapes,
  • Research-based Perspectives on Consumers, Their Perceptions of the Environment, Recycling Behaviors and Attitudes, and Preference for Local, Organic and Sustainably-produced Ornamental Plants.
  • Using Organic Media and Fertilizers
For a full line-up of speakers, directions and how to register, please visit

But wait…there’s more!
The 2011 Garden Conference will be held on Friday, March 11th, 2011 from 8:00am – 4:30pm.  Also held in the Lewis B. Rome Commons at the University of CT at Storrs, the Garden Conference is for home gardeners of all levels, from the casual to the Master Gardener.  There will be five talks at this conference, featuring:
  • Restoring Gardens with Jeff Hutton
  • America the Beautiful: Why We Should Celebrate Native Plants in Our Landscapes with Andy Brand
  • The Non Stop Garden with Stephanie Cohen
  • Extracting Late Season Color from the Border with Herbaceous Perennials with Robert E. Lyons (Featured Presentation)
  • Garden Earth with Baroness Maureen Haseley-Jones aka The English Lady
For more information on the speakers, the agenda, and how to register, please visit

Until March 3rd, both conferences cost $80, and the price goes up to $90 after that day.

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