Educational Seminars - Program at a Glance

New England Grows is an authorized provider of CEUs and professional development credits for many green industry accreditation programs and associations nationwide. This is our preliminary program that is currently under review by these organizations. As soon as we have final CEU credit information, we will post it here.

Please note: An ALL ACCESS pass is required for admittance to Grows seminars and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics and sessions listed. Some changes or substitutions may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of New England Grows and may occur without notice.

Wednesday, February 4

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Taking Control of Turf Weeds
    David Gardner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Restoring Nature's Relationships: Understanding the Importance of Native Plants in Today's Urban Landscape
    Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Tree Reduction, Retrenchment, Topping: What's the Difference & Why Does it Matter?
    Ed Gilman, Ph.D., Professor, Urban Trees & Landscape Plants, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 N

  • Effective Biological Control: Understanding the Relationship Between Natural Enemies & Their Prey
    Raymond Cloyd, Ph.D., Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Chic Plants for Modern Gardens: A Commentary on New Plants
    Kelly Norris, Horticulture Manager, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, IA
  • Motivating Meaningful Change in a Team Environment
    John Kennedy, Owner, John Kennedy Consulting, Ellicott City, MD

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Creating Landscapes for Insects . . . or Not!
    Whitney Cranshaw, Professor and Extension Specialist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Structural Pruning of Young & Medium-Aged Trees: The Hows and Whys
    Ed Gilman, Ph.D., Professor, Urban Trees & Landscape Plants, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Barberry Rising from the Ashes: Tackling this Thorny Issue
    Mark Brand, Ph.D., Professor of Horticulture, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Thursday, February 5

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Cultural Practices & Pest Management Strategies for Low Input Landscapes
    Cheryl Smith, Ph.D., Cooperative Extension Professor & Plant Health Specialist, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH
  • Trees & Turf: Can We All Get Along?
    Bert Cregg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Garden Center Success: A Practical Five-Step Formula
    Rick Segel, Owner, Rick Segel & Associates, Kissimmee, FL

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 N

  • Maximize Turfgrass Disease Control with Proper Application Strategies
    John Kaminski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Turfgrass Science, Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program, Penn State, University Park, PA
  • Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces
    Jan Johnsen, Author & Co-Principal of Johnsen Landscapes & Pools, Mt. Kisco, NY
  • The Massively Important, Ever-Evolving Relationship Between Plants & Soil Health
    Chris Roddick, Certified Arborist, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • The Predator at our Door: Emerald Ash Borer
    Cliff Sadoff, Ph.D., Professor, Ornamental Pest Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Plant Extroverts: Wonderful Woodies & Praiseworthy Perennials
    Jared Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Rainwater Harvesting & Other Water-Conservation Strategies
    Brad Lancaster, Water-Harvesting Consultant, Designer & Author, HarvestingRainwater.com, Tucson, AZ

Friday, February 6

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Bleeding Cankers & Other Game Changers for Tree Health in the Northeast
    George Hudler, Ph.D., Professor of Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Boston's Gardens & Green Spaces: What They Reveal About Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
    Meg Muckenhoupt, Environmental Writer & Author, Lexington, MA
  • From Farm to Fantastic: Following the Hole Family's Retail Journey
    Jim Hole, Co-Owner, The Enjoy Centre, St. Albert Canada

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

  • Tree Injection Injury & The Treatment Decision Matrix
    Kevin T. Smith, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH
  • Ecological Thinking for Non-Scientists: Using Nature as a Model
    Karen Bussolini, Author, Garden Photographer, & Eco-Friendly Garden Coach, Karen Bussolini Garden Arts, LLC, South Kent, CT
  • Increasing Efficiency on the Hardscape Jobsite
    Bill Gardocki, Owner, Interstate Landscape Co., Inc., Londonderry, NH

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • How to Combat the Latest Diseases of Spruce & True Fir
    Nick Brazee, Ph.D., Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Permaculture: Principles, Design Methods & Landscape Practices
    Toby Hemenway, Author & Director, The Center for Pattern Literacy, Sebastopol, CA
  • No More Paperwork: Paperless Tools to Connect the Field/Office at Lightspeed
    Mike Lysecki, Director, Landscape Management Network, Whitby, Ontario Canada

New England Grows is an authorized provider of CEUs and professional development credits for many green industry accreditation programs and associations nationwide. This is our preliminary program that is currently under review by these organizations. As soon as we have final CEU credit information, we will post it here.

Please note: An ALL ACCESS pass is required for admittance to Grows seminars and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics and sessions listed. Some changes or substitutions may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of New England Grows and may occur without notice.