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Winter Symposium
and 50th CVNLA Short Course
Pesticide Recertification Day

Looking forward, Looking Back

Wednesday-Friday, February 13-15, 2019

8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Massey Conference Center

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

Are you amazed at how real-time communications make it possible to share data almost instantly worldwide? And, there’s more coming every day. The result is that, more than ever, we are intensely aware that we live in a natural world acted upon by humans. New data on how plants interact, grow, and behave offers both new insight and validates established practices. Join us to consider plant communities, practical strategies, and ways in which time-tested practices are validated by modern data. Network with your fellow green industry professionals and community advocates and seasoned gardeners

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.
* Please note: VNLA and CVNLA members may self-report contact hours on the appropriate forms.

$70 per day: February 13 or 14

$125: Two-day combo ticket February 13 + 14

$55: February 15

$180: 3-day ticket February 13, 14, 15

Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all sessions

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Friday, February 15, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Details

2019 Winter Symposium & Short Course

Guest Presenters Day 1 (View complete Day 1 agenda)

Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design, Urban Horticulture and Vegetation Technology in the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield.

Paul Westervelt, Saunders Brothers Nursery

Frank Hyman, Durham, NC

Heather Venhaus, Regenerative Environmental Design, Austin, TX

Contact Hours: 5 (CEU details on Day 1 agenda above)

Guest Presenters Day 2 (View complete Day 2 agenda)

Robert McDuffie Emeritus Associate Professor Virginia Tech

Peter J. Hatch

Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon Estate

Claire Sawyers, Director, Scott Arboretum of Swathmore College

Contact Hours: 6 (CEU details on Day 2 agenda above)

Day 3 – Pesticide Recertification (View complete Day 3 agenda)

Commercial categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10, 60