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HortEast trade show unveils 2010 program


July 12, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

July 12, 2010 – With only five months to go, the excitement is building for HortEast 2010, taking place the Cunard Centre in Halifax, NS on Nov. 22-24.

July 12, 2010 – With only five months to go, the excitement is building for HortEast 2010, taking place the Cunard Centre in Halifax, NS on Nov. 22-24. With pre-show events on the 22nd including industry tours, workshops, industry exams and a networking reception, followed by the trade show and conference on the 23rd and 24th. “HortEast is great opportunity for company owners and their staff to get inspired, to network with other industry members and learn from a variety of top-notch speakers – the 2010 line-up is the best I’ve seen yet, so don’t miss it,” states Scott Mosher, President of Terra Nova Landscaping in NS and Chair of the 2010 HortEast committee.
 
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.
 
“The speakers at the 2010 HortEast conference are all dynamic presenters who are addressing current industry issues – inspiring our delegates and providing them with information to run profitable and productive businesses,” said HortEast Show Manager Rebecca Wetselaar. “From landscape contractors and designers, to greenhouse growers and garden centres, students, turf professionals and municipalities alike will all learn something new from this years program."
 
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)
 
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 Nov. 23 and 24, with pre-show events on Nov. 22, 2010.

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