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Region I Regional Meeting

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  • FREE registration to New England GROWS! (You will receive a code AFTER you register for the Region I meeting that can be used for complimentary registration for all 3 days of the trade show.)
  • GWA Connect If you’re coming to Boston the evening before (Feb. 7) and would like to meet with fellow GWA people for drinks/ eats/networking, contact C.L. Fornari ( by Fri., Jan. 25. Region I Meeting New England GROWS! February 8, 2013 Boston, MA
  • Promote Your Work Those who are registered will also be able to submit an 8.5 x 11 sheet that promotes their writing, photography and speaking skills. These will be posted on a “Services Offered” board in the New England GROWS! Career Center which is in a prime location and a destination spot for many attendees. (NOTE: Only those registered for our meeting will be able to have their information posted. The board will be there for the entire show.)
  • Members are encouraged to come a day or two early so that they have the opportunity to fully absorb the show.
  • As Network Members of New England GROWS!, GWA members are also encouraged to write about the show in all venues in advance of their

Important, Upfront Information:

  1. This meeting has been moved to a FRIDAY MORNING time slot.
  2. You get free registration at New England GROWS! when you register for this meeting. Do not register or pay for the trade show before you sign up for the GWA meeting! After paying for this regional meeting you’ll be given a code that will allow you to register free for the trade show.
  3. Bring a tote bag or two. Several businesses are generously donating products and samples for each attendee to take home, but it’s up to you to bring your own Swag Bag.

Program Agenda

8:45-9:45a: Networking and GWA meeting registration. (Room 252AB) Come connect with new acquaintances and old friends. Coffee & cookies

9:45-11:00a: Promoting What We Love: Plants & Our Profession. New plants and meeting new marketing challenges. Panel: Kathy Tracy (Avant Gardens), and Angela Treadwell-Palmer (Plants Nouveau); plus possible surprise panelists.

11:00-12:00a: Working Together to Promote Plants, Our Profession and Gardening. How can plant growers, retailers, marketers and garden communicators work together to encourage more people to garden? How can garden communicators better partner with others in our field? Panel: Kathy Tracy, Angela Treadwell- Palmer, special guest from Pride’s Corner Farms and audience participation.

12:00p: Attendees are invited to tour the trade show and attend NEG educational seminars. The meeting will end with door prizes and swag-bag materials for all attendees.

12:30p: Lunch and Trade Show on your own.

This meeting is being sponsored by a generous donation from:
Gardener’s Supply Company
Prides Corner Farms

Special thanks to New England Grows for their continued support.

Secret Swag! Details to Follow

Optional: GWA Connect
If you’re coming to Boston Thursday evening and would like to meet with fellow GWA people for drinks/eats/networking, contact C.L. Fornari ( by Fri., Jan. 25.

*Cancellations must be received in writing on or before the due date.


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