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Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course: In Pursuit of High-Performing Landscapes

Wednesday—Friday, February 15–17, 2017

8:30 am – 4 pm, Massey Conference Center

Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension

From site assessment and design renderings to green infrastructure components and appropriate plant palettes, we all strive to create high performing landscapes that give back in ecological services and can be responsibly maintained.  On Wednesday and Thursday of this annual symposium, explore with green industry colleagues ideas about how we bring people and plants together to create more satisfying, ecologically sensitive, and sublimely beautiful environments.  Friday is devoted to Pesticide Applicator Recertification in categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10, and 60.

Continuing education hours are offered for each day, along with book sales and signings and opportunities to network with industry colleagues. Net proceeds from the three-day event help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers.

$70 per day: February 15 or 16

$125: Two-day combo ticket February 15 + 16

$55: February 17

$180: 3-day ticket February 15, 16, 17

Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all sessions

Complete Agenda Feb 15 2017           Complete Agenda Feb 16 2017    complete agenda Feb 17 2017

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Friday, February 17, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Details

Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short CourseGuest Presenters Day 1 (View Day 1 Speaker Bios PDF)

Patrick Cullina, Landscape Designer

Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer, Glenstone

Tony Cerveny, Director of Operation, Glenstone

Jennifer Low, Program Manager, Landscape Architecture Foundation

Guest Presenters Day 2 (View Day 2 Speaker Bios PDF)

Tradd Cotter, Professional Mycologist and Organic Gardener

Alex Niemiera, Professor of Horticulture, Virginia Tech

David Culp, Brandywine Cottage Garden and Garden Writer

George Coombs, Research Horticulturist, Mt. Cuba Center


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