August 16, 2017 – Wednesday
Marble House Project
1161 Dorset West Road
Dorset, VT 05251
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Green Works/Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association would like to invite you to exhibit at our Summer Meeting and Trade Show on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Join us at the Marble House Project, Dorset, VT. 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 banquet table, if requested. The meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 4:30 p.m. Register below or please contact the Green Works/VNLA office to register over the phone. The registration deadline is July 31, 2017.
PROGRAM: Our keynote speaker is Barry Glick of Sunshine Farm & Gardens, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, which he founded in 1972 and has never looked back. His plant collection now numbers more than 10,000 taxa, several of which have been introduced into the gardening world in recent years. Barry exchanges seeds and plants with people at arboretums, botanic gardens, nurseries, and private garden in virtually every country in the world. Barry’s main plant breeding focus over the last three decades has been the genus Helleborus. Another primary focus at Sunshine Farm & Gardens is native plants. Barry has developed propagation protocols and growing regimens for many native species previously thought difficult to grow. Barry’s two part presentation “Woodland Wonders from the Wilds” is sure to not disappoint!
We will also have a morning presentation “Welcome to the World of Dry Stone Walling with Brian Post. Brian starting building stones walls at the age of 10 in his home in Barnard, VT and is one of just seven wallers in North America who has attained a Master Craftsman certification from The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Brian is also a licensed architect in VT. Brian owns Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design/build firm focusing on dry stone projects.
After lunch we will hold our annual “Summer Auction” which helps us fund our educational initiatives and programs. To close out the day we will have a tour of the gardens and grounds at The Marble House, led by Tina Cohen, Director of Operations and Sustainable Agriculture.
SET-UP: Set-up time is between 7 am – 8 am Wednesday 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 under cover in a separate tented area. Outdoor spaces are available on the grounds.
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: The Marble West Inn, Dorset, VT 802-867-0400; The Dorset Inn, Dorset, VT, 802-518-4010; The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT 802-362-4700; the Econo Lodge, Manchester, VT – 855-849-1513. This is just a short list as there are other options both in Dorset and Manchester, VT.
DIRECTIONS: Visit http://www.marblehouseproject.org/map/
TO REGISTER AS AN EXHIBITOR (see below):
Exhibit Booth Indoor Space – VNLA Member – $225 (includes lunch)
Exhibit Booth Indoor Space – Non Member – $275 (includes lunch)
Exhibit Booth Outdoor Space – VNLA Member – $150 (includes lunch)
Exhibit Booth Outdoor Space – Non Member – $200 (includes lunch)
Additional Attendee – VNLA Member – $30
Additional Attendee – Non Member – $35