News from Donna Cooke at Rockland Cornell. This is a really good daylong conference; I’ve been a few times in recent years.
“TOPIC: Perennials Conference for Landscape Professionals and Garden Enthusiasts Offered
“FROM: Donna Cooke, Community Horticulture Educator, 845-429-7085 ext. 108
“A day-long conference focusing on Four Season Specialty Gardening will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
“The program, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of the Hudson Valley, is designed for landscape architects, commercial greenhouse growers, professional landscapers and gardening enthusiasts.
“Highlights from the program include presentations by Matt Horn, owner of the award-winning Matterhorn Nursery, on Plants for Winter Interest; Tom Smith, owner of Garden State Koi and Aquatic Center, on Water Gardening; Ellen Zachos, renowned author and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden, owner of Acme Plant Stuff, NYC, on Tropicals in the Garden. Kerry Mendez of Perennially Yours, lecturer and author featured on HGTV, and in Fine Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens, Garden Gate and other gardening magazines, will present And the Winner isâ€¦Designing with Perennials that Outshine the Competition.
“The program is from 9 am to 4 pm. The fee is $90 if registered by Nov. 24 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, all presentations and conference material; $100 after Nov 24 or at the door, subject to availability. Continuing education credits for landscape architects will be offered. To register by phone (with credit card) call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County at 845-344-1234. To receive more information, please contact Donna Cooke, Community Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County at 845-429-7085, ext 108.
Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York State provides equal program and employment opportunities.