An invitation is issued to horticulture industry professionals & their staff in the Mid-Atlantic area for a day of outdoor, hands-on training highlighting the latest field research by Virginia Tech faculty. The Virginia Horticultural Foundation is partnering with Virginia Tech University’s Hampton Roads Agriculture Research and Extension Center (HRAREC) facility in Virginia Beach, VA, to host a Horticulture Field Day on Wednesday, September 10, 2008.

“All Americas’ Horticulture Field Day” is the day’s theme, as two-thirds of classes will be presented and translated in English & Spanish or taught in Spanish only. Learn the latest research findings in disease, weed & insect pest management, successful ways to establish turf and trees, new crops to increase fall sales figures, tools for protecting our river and stream water quality and bedrock horticultural skills and practices taught in Spanish and English. 

The Virginia Horticultural Foundation is addressing the need for educating of the ever-increasing Spanish speaking workforce in landscaping, turfgrass care, arboriculture & nursery / greenhouse production.

This event will be educational and interactive for the 350-plus horticulture professionals who attend.  The Virginia Horticultural Foundation is proud to help Virginia Tech and its faculty reach a wide audience of professionals in horticulture and to promote horticultural education activities in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Registration and details for the “All Americas’ Field Day” are available on-line at The day’s activities start on Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 7:30 am with registration, and educational classes & activities continue through 3:00 pm.  The Hampton Roads AREC facility is located at 1444 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach, VA.

For more information about the “All Americas’ Horticulture Field Day” visit the web-site or contact Dawn Alleman, Education Program Coordinator for the Virginia Horticultural Foundation, at 757-647-0110 or