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HortEast ’09: have you registered yet?


October 27, 2009
By Rebecca Wetselaar HortEast Show Manager

hort_east_talksNEWS HIGHLIGHT

HortEast ’09: have you registered yet?
HortEast is a one-of-a-kind event for the horticulture
industry in Atlantic Canada, offering networking opportunities, tours,
workshops, new products, a trade show and seminars.

Oct. 27,
2009, Moncton, N.B. – HortEast is a one-of-a-kind event for the horticulture
industry in Atlantic Canada, offering networking opportunities, tours,
workshops, new products, a trade show and seminars.

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It will be
held Nov. 23-25 at the Moncton Coliseum.

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Noted
horticulturist Paul Zammit is among this year’s speakers. His talk is sponsored
by Greenhouse Canada and Canadian Garden Centre magazines. Zammit is a graduate
of the University of Guelph and is the director of horticulture at the Toronto
Botanical Garden. He previously worked at Plant World, a large retail garden
centre where he was the perennial department manager for almost two decades. He
will be speaking on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on “Perennial
Retailing,” and from 4 to 5 p.m. on “Container Gardening – Four Seasons of
Interest.”

Keynote
speaker Jim Paluch, who has offered a series of free webinars leading up to the
show, will help launch the show with his presentation, “Everybody Wins.”

 

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This year’s
trade show will feature over 140 booths, the traditional Kitchen Party, a New
Product Showcase and Silent Auction, and an international slate of speakers
covering a variety of key industry topics.

A
pre-conference garden centre tour will be held Nov. 23. Included be will a tour
of the new compost facilities operated by the Greater Moncton Sewerage
Commission and a visit to an aquascape pond.

A Landscape
Contractors Training Workshop will be held Monday, Nov. 23. This will include a
workshop – “Working Smarter” – led by Jim Paluch, as well as workshops for
landscape foreman led by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and for managers led
by The Beach Gardener.

Exam
opportunities will be held for Certified Horticultural Technician (CHT),
Certified Landscape Design (CLD) and Certified Landscape Professional (CLP)
programs, for Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and for the International Society
of Arborists (ISA). A CLD Portfolio workshop will be offered on Monday
afternoon. Continuing education credits will be available for CHT, CLP, CLD and
ISA certified individuals by attending the various seminars offered at
HortEast.

Visit the
website at www.horteast.ns.ca for more
information, or contact show manager Rebecca Wetselaar at 866-383-4711, or
rebecca@canadanursery.com.


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