Garden Center Symposium, Midwest Perennial Conference Join Forces

August 24, 2012 - 06:45

The Garden Center Symposium and the Midwest Perennial Conference will offer a joint educational opportunity for Garden Center and Landscape operations in January 2013.

Two long-standing educational venues familiar to upper-Midwest green industry businesses are planning a collaborative program in 2013.

The Garden Center Symposium and the Midwest Perennial Conference will offer a joint educational opportunity in Waukesha, Wis., for garden center and landscape operations on January 23 and 24, 2013.

Speaker presentations will be relevant to owners, managers and employees in garden centers, landscape operations and growing operations with topics including new plants (perennials) and their use, marketing to prospective customers, industry trends and directions and employee relations.

Scheduled to speak are Stan Pohmer, Pohmer Consulting; Anna Ball, Ball Horticulture; Bridget Behe, Michigan State University;  Dan Heims, Terra Nova Nursery;  Bobbie Schwartz,  Bobbie’s Green Thumb in Shaker Heights, Ohio; and Linda Zoerb, LaCrosse Floral in LaCrosse, Wis.
Attendees will also have the opportunity for one-to-one conversations with the speakers through the popular round-table event on Wednesday evening.
Both the Garden Center Symposium and the Midwest Perennial Conference provide scholarship opportunities for students interested in futures in the green industry. Scholarship information as well as additional program and registration information can be found at
The joint Garden Center Symposium and Midwest Perennial Conference will be held January 23-24, 2013, at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin

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