Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at email@example.com
The Perennial Place to Be
Are you growing and selling perennials? Are you thinking about growing and selling perennials? Are you looking for more information on how to grow and sell perennials?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then mark your calendar for September 10 and set your GPS for Grand Rapids, Mich.
That is when and where the 2012 OFA Perennial Production & Retail Conference will take place — Sept. 10 to 12, at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The conference advisory group has put together an amazing educational program with more than 40 different sessions with tips and techniques for successfully producing and retailing perennials. There also will be a trade show where you will have a chance to talk to exhibitors about their newest products and services
On Sept. 10, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a full-day tour that will visit Spring Meadow Nursery, Walters Gardens and Sawyer Nursery.
Also on Sept. 10, there will be a six-hour Perennial Production Workshop conducted by regular GPN contributors Paul Pilon, Margery Daughtrey, Raymond Cloyd and Jamie Gibson. There also will be a day-long workshop on garden center makeovers.
So if you are looking to learn more about growing and selling perennials — no matter what your level of expertise — make plans to attend the 2012 OFA Perennial Production & Retail Conference
For more information on the program and to register visit the conference website.
See you in Grand Rapids!