The Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course will be held January 24 – 29, 2010 at the Founder's Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach.

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course scheduled for Jan. 24-29, 2010

The Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course will be held January 24 – 29, 2010 at the Founder’s Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach.  Known as one of the nation’s most comprehensive horticulture educational programs, it features national speakers, educational sessions and hands-on workshops.

Highlighted speakers include Nina Bassuk, Cornell University; Scott Calhoun, author, Designer Plant Combinations; Bernie Erven, Ohio State, Professor Emeritus; Jon Goldman, Brand Launcher; Jeff Lowenfels, author, Teaming with Microbes; Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA, author, Timeless Landscape Design.

The five-day conference is divided into industry-specific tracks, and participants can mix and match subject areas. National and regional speakers present new techniques, university research and advances in Arboriculture, Business, Crew Manager, Horticulture Skills, Landscape Architecture & Design, Landscape Management, Pesticide Training & Renewal and Plants & Production. Hands-on workshop topics include Bonsai, Business Marketing, Exotic Insects, Insect ID, Landscape Design, Plant Propagation and Spanish Language & Culture.

The 2010 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course allows participants to qualify for all industry continuing education credits and certifications in one place including ISA, PLANET, NC BoLA, VSLD, TVHF Crew Manager, Certified Horticulturist or Nurseryman, Pesticide Applicators in 10 states + DC, and VA DCR Nutrient Manager.

Programs and registration forms will be available on the Web site in the fall.  More information can be obtained by calling 757-523-4734 or via email to