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November 11, 2010
By Dave Harrison

Nov. 11, 2010, Halifax – The 2010 HortEast Trade Show and Conference
will take place at the Cunard Centre in Halifax on Nov. 23-24 with
pre-show events on Monday, Nov. 22.

Nov. 11, 2010, Halifax – The 2010 HortEast Trade Show and Conference will take place at the Cunard Centre in Halifax on Nov. 23-24 with pre-show events on Nov. 22.

HortEast is Atlantic Canada’s largest horticulture trade show and conference for members of the landscape, greenhouse grower, and retail garden centre industry.

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Workshops on Monday (Nov. 22) 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, and other sites of interest in Nova Scotia.

Monday evening (Nov. 22) will end with a reception at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel with 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 U.S. and a number of seminars and networking opportunities.

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
 
•    Landscape Maintenance half-day workshop, with Jeff McMann (Town of Markham, Ont.) and Eric Lyons (University of Guelph, Ont.).
•    Landscape Construction half-day workshop, with Robert Bowers (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Uxbridge Ont.).
•    It is Up To You – Revisiting The Hiring Process, with Tim Brennan (HiringSmart Canada Inc., Halifax).
•    Engaging your Seasonal Workers for Increased Productivity and Retention with Tim Brennan (HiringSmart Canada Inc.).
•    Going to Pot, with Liz Klose (Landscape Canada Committee/CNLA, Milton, Ont.).
•    Proven Performance Plant Partners, with Liz Klose (Landscape Canada Committee/CNLA, Milton, Ont.).
•    Phenology, with Jeff McMann (Town of Markham, Ont.).
•    Arboriculture Tree Myths and Their Contribution to the Landscape, with Jeff McMann (Town of Markham, Ont.).
•    Making Decisions on New Products, with Eric Lyons (University of Guelph, Ont.).
•    The Pattern Language of Concrete Pavers, with Robert Bowers (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Uxbridge Ont.).
•    LEED and Sustainable Sites Initiative, with Sue Sirrs (Outside! Planning and Design Studio, Halifax).
•    Living Walls & Green Roofs, with Sue Sirrs (Outside! Planning and Design Studio, Halifax).
•    New Varieties from PanAmerican Seed Co and Ball Seed for 2011, with Jerry Gorchels (Ball Horticultural Co.).
•    Controlling the Growth of Your Greenhouse Crops, with Jerry Gorchels (Ball Horticultural Co.).
 
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, Nov. 23, from10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 10 am to 4 p.m.
 
Location:
Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Rd., Halifax.
 


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