NORTH FEATURES


New England Grows: A Decade of Growth

Here's the educational and activity schedules at a glance


New England Grows is set for this coming Feb. 6-8 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Founded in 1993 by green industry pros for green industry pros, the educational conference and exposition gives participants unique access to targeted, industry-specific products, information and connections.


IMAGES COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND GROWS.

This year's theme is "Frontline Thinking. Intelligent Solutions," and the show features more than 30 innovative educational seminars.

In addition, green industry pros can obtain professional continuing education credits (CEUs) with recertification for pesticide licenses, NOFA, APLD, LA CES, ISA, CTSP, along with many state association units.

More than 13,000 green industry pros are expected to participate in this year's event. Attendees include landscape company owners, managers and field personnel; landscape designers and architects; lawn care pros; arborists; grounds managers; wholesale nursery growers; garden center owners; students and educators.

On average, 650 suppliers from throughout the United States, Canada and beyond exhibit in 1,300 booth spaces. Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 7; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 8.

The founding partners of NE Grows are the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association.

Proceeds from New England Grows go directly back to the industry to support the work of these and other industry organizations, including yearly research grants to the region's cooperative extension programs. Funds from the show also support related community-based programs, such as the Boston Schoolyard Initiative.

To learn more about New England Grows or to register, visit newenglandgrows.org.

Here is the 2013 New England Grows seminar schedule at a glance.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Thursday, Feb. 7

Friday, Feb. 8