2022 SUMMER MEETING AND TRADE SHOW

August 25, 2022
8:30 am - 5:00 pm - IN-PERSON
VNLA Summer Meeting & Trade Show
UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center
65 Green Mountain Drive
S. Burlington, VT  05403

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 EUDCATION SPONSORS!

READ CUSTOM SOILS - Program Sponsor

PRIDES CORNER FARMS- Oak Sponsor

SARATOGA SOD FARM- Cherry Sponsor

 

Scroll down to register as an attendee, sponsor, or exhibitor.

 SCHEDULE at a Glance

8:00 - 9:00 am - Trade Show Registration

8:00 - 10:30 am - VCH Exam

8:30 - 9:00 am - Visit With Vendors

9:00 - 10:00 am - Judson Griggs, The Harvest Group Landscaping Consulting, Keynote Speaker.

10:00 - 10:30 am - Visit With Vendors

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Terry Bradshaw, UVM Horticulture Research and Education Director

11:30 am - Noon:  VNLA Special Membership Meeting

Noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Auction of plants, tools, and other sundries.  BRING ALONG A DONATION!

2:00 - 2:30 am - Visit With Vendors

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

2:30 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 4:30 pm

The afternoon concurrent sessions will consist of a presentation from Jeff Toomey of Read Custom Soils and Marie Ambusk of TreesROI.  There will also be tours of the Center’s plant collections which include the Cary Garden, the Pollinator Garden, and the Rhododendron and Lilac collections. The City of Burlington also has a tree nursery on-site and there are various on-going research project plots we will be able to visit and learn about.

More specific details will be posted soon!

 

 

 

Attendee Registration & Information

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS August 15, 2022

COSTS:  $55 for members; $65 for non-members.  Each additional registration (per business) $35.  Students are free.

Lunch/Refreshments:  $30

VCH Exam:  Register to take the VCH exam and we will schedule an appointment to administer the exam.  $10 for members; $25 for non-members.

 

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Registration / Information

Become a Sponsor!

PLEASE NOTE:  The below sponsorship levels will be extended to our Summer Meeting and Trade Show and any events, such as twilight gatherings, for the entire year. 

Keynote Sponsor - $2,000

  • 2 minute talk at morning presentations
  • Free exhibit space ($275+ value)
  • Four complimentary extra registrations (incl. lunch)
  • Recognized as the Keynote Level Sponsor on VNLA website and poster at meeting
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Four full page color ads in The Dirt, our quarterly on-line publication ($800 value)

Program/Lunch Sponsor - $1,500

  • 2 minute talk at the VNLA Special Membership Meeting
  • Free exhibit space ($275+value)
  • Four complimentary extra registrations (incl. lunch)
  • Recognized as the Lunch Level Sponsor on the VNLA website and signage at the meeting
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Four ½ page color ads in The Dirt, our quarterly on-line publication ($500 value)

Oak Sponsor - $1,000

  • 2 minute talk at the Auction
  • Free exhibit space ($275+ value)
  • Four complimentary extra registrations (incl. lunch)
  • Recognized as the Oak Level Sponsor on the VNLA website and signage at the meeting
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Four 1/4 page color ads in The Dirt, our quarterly on-line publication ($250 value)

Maple - $750

  • 2 minute talk at the Auction
  • Free exhibit space ($275+ value)
  • Two complimentary extra registrations (incl. lunch)
  • Recognized as the Maple Level Sponsor on the VNLA website and signage at the meeting
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Four 1/8 page color ads in The Dirt, our quarterly on-line publication ($170 value)

Birch - $500

  • Two complimentary registrations (incl. lunch)
  • Recognized as the Birch Level Sponsor on the VNLA website and signage at the meeting
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Four 1/8 page color ads in The Dirt, our quarterly on-line publication ($170 value)

Cherry - $300

  • Two complimentary registrations (incl. lunch)
  • Recognized as the Cherry Level Sponsor on the VNLA website and signage at the meeting
  • Verbal recognition during event

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

The Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association/Green Works would like to invite you to exhibit at our Summer Meeting and Trade Show (IN-PERSON)  on Thursday, August 25, 2022 to be held at the UVM Horticulture Research and Education Center.  We expect 100-150 attendees to visit our show and have set aside time throughout the day for attendees to visit exhibitors.

Exhibitor registration includes full meeting attendance for one representative and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and admission to all presentations.  Each registered exhibitor will be provided a 6’ banquet table, if requested.  The meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 4:30 p.m.  Registration is on-line, via mail, or please contact the VNLA/Green Works office to register over the phone. The registration deadline is August 5, 2022.

PROGRAM:   Our keynote speaker is Judson Griggs.  Jud is with Harvest Group Landscape Business Consulting and has over 40 years of hands-on experience in the landscape design/build arena. He consults with companies all over the country to help them improve their operations, including sales and marketing. We will also have presentations from Terry Bradshaw, director of the UVM Horticulture Research Center, Marie Ambusk of Trees ROI, and Jeff Toomey of Read Custom Soils.

After lunch we will hold our annual “Summer Auction” which helps us fund our educational initiatives and programs.  Following the auction there will be tours of the Center’s plant collections which include the Cary Garden, the Pollinator Garden, and the Rhododendron and Lilac collections. The City of Burlington also has a tree nursery on-site and there are various on-going research project plots we will be able to visit.

SET-UP: Set-up time is between 7 am - 8 am Thursday morning. If you would like to make other arrangements please contact Kristina in the office. Registration for attendees begins at 8 am.

EXHIBIT SPACE: Booth spaces are available outside or under cover.

AUCTION: Please consider donating an item(s) to our annual summer auction which helps raise funds for educational programming the Association sponsors.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Close by are:  DoubleTree by Hilton, S. Burlington, VT-802.865.6600, Delta Hotels by Marriott, S. Burlington, VT - 802-658-0250, Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn, S. Burlington - 800-568-8520, or the Heart of the Village Inn, Shelburne, VT - 802-985-9060.

COST:  The cost to exhibit for the day is $275 for members and $335 for non-members for indoor/covered spaces.   $225 for members and $275 for non-members for outdoor spaces.  Each additional attendee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION:  Click the link below to register or download the registration form which you can mail/email to the office.

The registration deadline is August 5, 2022.