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2017 Trial Garden Tour and Educational Program

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
Cavicchio Greenhouses

 Cost: $40 per person

Join us for our MFGA Summer Meeting Thursday, August 10.  This year we will have a Trial Garden Tour again but also add an educational program at Elm Bank Reservation.  We will have a special presentation, with audience participation, by Ellen Wells, Editor at Large, Grower Talks Magazine, on Garden Retail Trends.  This will followed by pest management program on “Integrating micro-organisms to supplement your IPM Program” by Dr. Debbie Palumbo-Sanders, Technical Specialist, BioWorks.

We will begin at Cavicchio Greenhouses, Sudbury, where Kerri Stafford, Head Grower, will walk us through their extensive Trial garden.  Next, we will car caravan around the corner and visit J.P. Bartlett to see their new Geranium introductions trials.  We then will drive to Wellesley and regroup at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Elm Bank Reservation, 900 Washington St, where we will view the MFGA trial gardens and AAS trials with David Fiske, Trials coordinator. Then Lunch and finish the day with the 2 speakers mentioned above

Please Preregister by August 7, 2017

Download program and registration form

For information Email:
Bob Luczai ( or Geoffrey Njue ( )

Sponsored by: Massachusetts Flower Growers Association and University of Massachusetts Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program

Note: Registration at the door (day of the meeting) is available but the lunch may not be guaranteed.
We will try to accommodate as many people as possible.

Contact's name: 
Geoffrey Njue
Contact's phone: 
781-891-0650 ext. 12
Contact's email: 
110 Codjer Lane
Sudbury, MA 01776
110 Codjer Lane Sudbury MA