Learn Tips on Plant Production and Using Social Media at the Northeast Greenhouse Conference
Mark your calendars for the Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo, which takes place Nov. 7-8, 2018, in Boxborough, MA, and will feature educational sessions on basic production skills and much more.
The Basic Production Skills session at the conference will include four presentations on the fundamentals of greenhouse production. These presentations are appropriate for new growers or experienced growers interested in learning training topics. Presentations include:
• Controlling Height: Chemical, Cultural, and Environmental Approaches, by Christopher J. Currey, Iowa State University
• The Art and Science of Watering, by Rosa Raudales, University of Connecticut
• Managing the Greenhouse Environment: Light, Temperature, Carbon Dioxide, and Humidity, by Currey
• Nutrient Management: Fertilizers and Substrates, by Ryan Dickson, University of New Hampshire
Keynote Speaker to Highlight Latest Gardening Trends
Carmen Johnston, a nationally renowned garden lifestyle expert and founder of Carmen Johnston Gardens, will keynote the 2018 Conference and Expo.
Johnston, who specializes in commercial and residential landscape and garden design, is also an authority in event and wedding design. Johnston is a Southern Living Garden Lifestyle Expert, and she regularly contributes to the magazine as well as others such as Real Simple, etc.
During this exciting session, Johnston will forecast the latest gardening trends and discuss one of the most important aspects of the business: social media. In the ever-expanding world of digital media, to be successful, growers and retailers have to use social media. Not only is social media necessary from a business perspective, but it is also dictating the trends in gardening. These days, the ideas clients bring to the table are often those they have found while scrolling through Facebook or Instagram. Johnston will share the secret to social media success and illustrate how it is forecasting the future of gardening.
The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc., a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management.
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