2012           

January

January 11-13, 2012, MANTS
                Baltimore Convention Center
                Contact: 800-431-0066  info@mants.com  www.mants.com

January 11, 2012, VNA HORTICULTURE RESEARCH FOUNDATION RESEARCH GALA/AUCTION
                   at the Tir na Nog Irish Pub Restuarant featuring Skyla Burrell Band
                   Order tickets with MANTS registration
                    for info: research@vnla.org 800-476-0055

Jaunary 12, 2012, VNLA ANNUAL BREAKFAST MEETING
                   Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
                   Contact: info@vnla.org 800-476-0055

January 12, 2012, VIRGINIA AGRIBUSINESS COUNCIL APPRECIATION BANQUET
                    Arthur Ashe Center, Richmond, VA
                    donna.agribusiness@att.net 804/643-3555

January 16-19, 2012, VIRGINIA TURFGRASS COUNCIL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
                   Fredericksburg Convention Center, www.turfconference.org

January 16-20, 2012, GREEN & GROWIN' SHOW (EDUCATION & TRADE SHOW)
                    www.ncnla.com 919-816-9119

January 17-19, 2012 Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show
                    Lancaster County Convention Center, PA
                    www.mahts.com, 800-GO-MAHTS

January 23-25, 2012, CENTS Marketplace
                     Greater Columbus Convention Center
                     800-825-5062, www.onla.org

January 24-25, 2012, NEW JERSEY PLANTS TRADE SHOW
                     www.NJPlantShow.com 800-332-3976

January 25-28, 2012, ANLA - THE CLINIC
                    Louisville, KY
                     http://www.anlaclinic.org/index.cfm?page=Home

January 30-February 2, 2012, MID-ATLANTIC HORTICULTURE SHORT COURSE (MAHSC),
                  NEW LOCATION: the Marriott at City Center, Newport News
                  www.mahsc.org 757-523-4734

February

February 1-3, 2012, NEW ENGLAND GROWS: ABOVE & BEYOND!
                Boston Convention Center, Trade Show and Educational Conference
                www.NewEnglandGrows.org

February 2, 2012, VIRGINIA GREEN INDUSTRY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
                    Henrico County Cooperative Extension Office Board Room
                     Richmond, VA www.VirginiaGreen.org 540-382-0943

February 2-4, 2012, SOUTH CAROLINA HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW & SEMINARS, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
                        www.scnla.org    (803) 743-4284

February 6-9, 2012 Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show
                    Atlantic City Convention Center, NJ
                    www.mahts.com, 800-GO-MAHTS

February 8-10, 2012, CVNLA SYMPOSIUM/WINTER SHORT COURSE
               "Treading Ligntly on the Land "
              Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and
               the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and
               the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
               at the Massey Conference Center, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond
               804-305-1259, info@cvnla.org  http://cvnla.org/short-course.htm

February 9-12, 2012, MAYMONT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
                Greater Richmond Convention Center
               800-332-3976, www.MacEvents.com

February 16, 2012, PIEDMONT LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION 29TH ANNUAL SEMINAR
                The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA 
                www.piedmontlandscape.org

February 21, 2012, VIRGINIA TURFGRASS COUNCIL SYMPOSIUMS
                  Pesticide Recertifications and Turfgrass and Virginia's Waters
                  Virginia Beach, http://www.vaturf.org/

February 21, 2012, VA PESTICIDE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSROOM SEMINARS - Virginia Beach
                By Landscape Supply
                Pre-register, call Steve: 800-876-2151, www.landscapesupplyva.com
            

February 25, 2012, VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS (VSLD) Annual Winter Meeting
               Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
               www.vsld.org

February 26-28, 2012, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POND PROFESSIONALS (NAPP)
                          at the Suncoast Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
                           www.nationalpondpro.com   706-258-3534
   

February 29, 2012, VNLA Spring Board Meeting
                          Ashland, VA Contact: 800-476-0055, info@vnla.org

March

March 5-6 through September 10-14, 2012, TRAINING FOR WETLAND PROFESSIONALS (once a month)
                      Contact: www.wetland.org  410-745-9620

March 5 , 2012, VA PESTICIDE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSROOM SEMINARS - Roanoke
                By Landscape Supply
                Pre-register, call Steve: 800-876-2151,
                www.landscapesupplyva.com

March 6 , 2012, VA PESTICIDE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSROOM SEMINARS - Charlottesville
                By Landscape Supply
                Pre-register, call Steve: 800-876-2151,
                www.landscapesupplyva.com

March 7 , 2012, VA PESTICIDE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSROOM SEMINARS - Richmond
                By Landscape Supply
                Pre-register, call Steve: 800-876-2151,
                www.landscapesupplyva.com

March 8 , 2012, VA PESTICIDE RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSROOM SEMINARS - Clifton, near Manassas
                By Landscape Supply
                Pre-register, call Steve: 800-876-2151,
                www.landscapesupplyva.com

March 25-27, 2012, AMERICAN BOXWOOD SOCIETY 52ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
                     Charleston, SC www.SeeCharlestonBoxwood.com

April

April 15-16, 2012, 66TH COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG GARDEN SYMPOSIUM
                       Beautiful Gardens: Bountiful Options
                       Contact: 80-603-0948, www.history.org/conted

April 21-28, 2012, HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK IN VIRGINIA
                    Contact: www.vagardenweek.org

April 27, 2012, Virginia Arbor Day
                         Contact: info@vnla.org 800-476-0055

April 28, 2012, ANNUAL HERBS GALORE AND MORE
                         Maymont, Richmond, VA    www.maymont.org

May

May 18-20, 2012, MID ATLANTIC CHPTR of the AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY
                        Days Inn Conference Cetner, Blacksburg, VA
                       www.macars.org/spring2012.html

May 21, 2012, VIRGINIA INVASIVE PLANT WORKSHOP
                        sponsored by the Piedmont Environmental Council, Warrenton, VA
                        http://www.pecva.org/index.php/events/fighting-invasive-plants

June

June 6, 2012, VIRGINIA GREEN INDUSTRY COUNCIL MEETING
                         Henrico County Government Complex, Extension Office
                         www.VirginiaGreen.org      info@virginiagreen.org       540-382-0943

June 7, 2012, LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN-EXTERIOR
                         sponsored by LCA MD DC VA (written test) (Hands-on Test 7/28/12)
                         www.lcamddcva.org

June 9, 2012, HAHN HORTICULTURE GARDEN GALA,
                VA Tech, Blacksburg, 5:30-9 pm
                Tickets/info: 540-231-5970 www.hort.vt.edu/hhg  gala@vt.edu

June 12, 19, 26, 2012, MAC-ISA ARBORIST CERTIFICATION COURSES
                         Taught by Joe Murray, 24 ISA CEUs and 24 VNLA VCH CEUs
                          Fairfax, VA     www.macisa.org

June 19, 2012, Procastinator's Commercial Pesticide Applicators Recertification Training
                          Old Courthouse Manassas
                           703-792-6285, jgraham@pwcgov.org

July

July 8-11, 2012, PLANET LEGISLATIVE DAY, RENEWAL & REMEMBRANCE
                         Washington, DC and Arlington National Cemetery
                          www.RenewalandRemembrance.org

July 12-14, 2012, AMERICAN CONIFER SOCIETY 30th NATIONAL MEETING
                          Ann Arbor, MI    www.conifersociety.org

July 14-17, 2012, OFA SHORTCOURSE
                          Columbus, OH www.ofa.org

July 17-19, 2012, MAC-ISA ARBORIST CERTIFICATION COURSES
                         Taught by Joe Murray, 24 ISA CEUs and 24 VNLA VCH CEUs
                          Abingdon, VA     www.macisa.org

July 19, 2012, Green Industry Professiona Field Day & Trade Show
                        American University   - 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
                       
703-250-1368 greeenisdc@aol.com
                         www.greenindustryseminar.org

July 23-25, 2012, VSLD SUMMER GARDEN TOUR: "It Ain't Chuck's Garden Anymore"
                          We'll be exploring where sustainability and design meet in and around Richmond.
                           sponsored by the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers
                           www.vsld.org

July 28, 2012, LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN-EXTERIOR
                         sponsored by LCA MD DC VA (written test 6/7/12) (Hands-on Test)
                         www.lcamddcva.org

July 31-August 2, 2012, PANTS Trade Show
                          Oaks, PA www.plna.com

August

August 8-9, 2012, NCLA SUMMER GREEN ROAD SHOW
                     Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC
                     www.ncnla.com,  919-816-9119

August 8-9, 2012, VNLA ANNUAL FIELD DAY & SUMMER TOUR
                     Battlefield Farms, Orange, VA

                      www.vnla.org

August 22-25, 2012, FARWEST SHOW
                      Portland, OR  www.oan.org

August 23-25, 2012, VIRGINIA CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
                     ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND SHOW
                     Waynesboro Best Western Inn
                     www.VirginiaChristmasTrees.org 540-382-2716

August 27-28, 2012, PLANET LMN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
                      Baltimore, MD www.landcarenetwork.org/events/workshops.cfn

September

September 12, 2012, GRIFFIN PENNSYLVANIA GROWER EXPO
                      
Lancaster Host Resort Lancaster, PA
                      1.866.307.8142
  dmuse@griffinmail.com

September 14-16, 2012, NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
                     Wyndham Virginia Crossings, Richmond
                      www.vnps.org

September 21, 2012, WAYNESBORO PLANT HEALTH CARE FOR URBAN TREES WORKSHOP
                           Trees - Fifty Shades of Green
                                        & ArborMaster Tree Training
                           Best Western Inn & Conference Center, Waynesboro , VA
                           parksandrec@ci.waynesboro.va.us 540-942-6735
www.treesvirginia.org

September 24, 2012, AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
                           Certified Horticulturis Exam

                           Dmancini@ashs.org     www.ashs.org

October

October 1-4, 2012, 8th EASTERN NATIVE GRASS SYMPOSIUM
                      Keynote Speaker: Douglas Tallamy
                      Charlottesville, VA http://www.cpe.vt.edu/engs/index.html

October 10-13, 2012, IPPS - EASTERN REGION CONFERENCE
                       Brandywine Valley, PA at Winterthur & Longwood Gardens
                       www.ippseastern.org    ippser@gmail.com  

October 14-17, 2012, International Plant Propagators’ Society
                       Southern Region, NA 37th Annual Conference
                       Dixon Conference Center, Auburn, AL
                       www.ipps-srna.org(803)743-4284

October 24-26, 2012, PLANET GREEN INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
                        Louisville, KY, www.landcarenetwork.org/events/GreenIndustryConf

October 24-27, 2012, HOLLY SOCIETY OF AMERICA, COLONIAL VIRGINIA CHAPTER
                           Fall Meeting, Holiday Inn, I-64 West End, Richmond, VA
                           Contact: 804-642-2449, margaret.mccomb@att.net

November

November 2-6, 2012, IRRIGATION SHOW AND EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
                           Orlando, FL www.irrigation.org info@irrigationshow.org

November 8-10, 2012, TCI EXPO 2012
                          TREE CARE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
                          Baltimore, MD     www.tcia.org

November 14, 2012, VIRGINIA AGRIBUSINESS COUNCIL STATE AFFAIRS POLICY & ANNUAL MEETING LUNCHEON
                        Hilton Short Pump, 12042 West Broad St, Richmond
  http://www.va-agribusiness.org/      

December

December 4-6 , 2012, MAC-ISA ARBORIST CERTIFICATION COURSES
                         Taught by Joe Murray, 24 ISA CEUs and 24 VNLA VCH CEUs
                          Charlottesville, VA     www.macisa.org

December 11-13, 2012, VIRGINIA TECH TURFGRASS SHORT COURSE
                      sponsored by the Virginia Turfgrass Council
                      at the Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center
                     www.vaturf.org