Sep 6, 2016
New England Grows Releases Speaker Lineup

New England Grows has its speaker lineup for the conference which will be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

At Grows, the brightest minds in horticulture, landscape and tree care come together to share their insight and advice with green industry colleagues. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of design, technology, consumer trends and business best practices. From new plant introductions and disease management strategies to employee recruitment and eco-friendly landscapes, New England GROWS covers a wide range of topics.

Educational highlights include:
  • Tracy DiSabato-Aust, internationally acclaimed landscape designer, horticulturist and best-selling author, will speak on “Designing with Color, Texture & Form” as well as “High Impact, Low-Care Plants.”
  • As landscape contractor for the award-winning television series, This Old House, Roger Cook, inspires millions with expert advice learned over the course of a lifetime in landscaping. He’ll share his expertise in “Using Natural Stone Construction in the Landscape.”
  • What consumer trends will be game changers in the green industry? Trend spotters extraordinaire, Suzi McCoy and Katie McCoy Dubow of the Garden Media Group will unveil their predictions for trends to watch in 2017.
  • Popular entomologist and speaker, Michael Raupp, Ph.D. dives deep in a thought-provoking presentation “Can Insect Pests be Managed Organically?” and addresses world-wide concern in “Mosquito Smackdown: What You Can Do to Stop the Bite.”

In all, conference participants may choose from more than 30 educational sessions over the course of three days. Continuing Education Credit from a gamut of professional organizations is available at many sessions.

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