The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) has opted not to hold its annual National Symposium in 2020, which had been scheduled to take place in Lancaster, PA, this August, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event attracts perennials growers, breeders, and plant lovers from across the country, and includes educational sessions, tours of local growing operations, and a New Varieties Forum.
“This was a unanimous decision and one we all feel confident is the right decision for the health and safety of our PPA Family,” says Emily Chung, Executive Director of PPA, in a statement on the PPA website. “Given both the severity and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, we cannot expect you to travel to Lancaster and then spend several days in close proximity with hundreds of our perennial plant friends in small meeting rooms and on buses. Our priorities are simple: Our PPA family comes first, and we know this is the right and necessary decision.”
Chung says PPA remains committed to holding a National Symposium in Lancaster.
“Our hope is to simply postpone the event until 2021, but we are still working with vendors to confirm new dates. Once new dates are available, we will share those with all of you.”
Attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors should check the PPA website for more information.