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Plant Camp! The Basics (Day 1)

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Just starting out in the green industry, taking the MCH exam, or looking to expand your plant palette? The UMass Extension Plant Camp can help!  In 2019, the first two workshops in this ongoing series are The Basics (Day 1) and New Introducations (Day 2). Additional topics in new locations will be covered in coming years.

Attendees can choose to take either or both sessions.

The Basics (Day 1) - June 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Get started with “The Basics”. This workshop is for those new to plant material or those who are looking for a refresher on common plants. Attendees will learn to identify and use some of the most common landscape plants in Massachusetts. This workshop will be a combination of a morning classroom session for learning identification skills and an afternoon plant walk to look at identifying features in person. (Note: The schedule may be altered to accommodate the weather.) Cost: $95 ($150 if registering for both days)
Location: UMass Amherst

New Introductions (Day 2) - June 27, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Let’s talk cultivars. With the plethora of cultivars on the market, it can be good to step back and compare. This workshop will very briefly talk about identification skills but will mostly focus on ornamental attributes. Build on the knowledge you gained in The Basics first or take this as a stand-only workshop if you're just looking to learn about new introductions. Cost: $75 ($150 if registering for both days)
Location: Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, MA

Professional Credits

Association credits: 5 ISA, 1 MCH, 2 MCLP, and 2 MCA available for each day.


Preregistration required as space is limited.

Cost: Day 1 is $95; $86 per person when registering three or more from the same company (10% discount).
          Day 2 is $75; $68 per person when registering three or more from the same company (10% discount).
          Combination Registration for BOTH Day 1 and Day 2 is $150; $135 per person when registering three or more from the same company (10% discount).

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Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
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French Hall 230 Stockbridge Rd Amherst MA