Schedule

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Registration and Tour will start at Orange County Extension Services 6021 South Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812-3604

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. - A Day of Trial Garden Tours (Bus transportation is provided for the tour)
7:30 – 8 a.m. - Registration
8 – 8:30 a.m. - Tour leaves from Orange County Extension Services to Walt Disney World
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Tour of WDW Walt Disney World Nursery
10:30 – 11 a.m. - Travel to SeaWorld Orlando
11 – 12:30 a.m. - Tour of SeaWorld Orlando
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. - Lunch on the bus
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. - Tour of Harry P. Leu Gardens Trial Gardens
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. - Travel Time to Orange County Extension
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. - Tour of Orange County Extension Trial Gardens
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. - Meet-ups with Breeders and Conference Sponsors
6 p.m. - Dinner on Own

Thursday, May 17, 2018

All Thursday's programs will take place at Orange County Extension Services 6021 South Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812-3604

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. - Bringing Innovative Business Strategies Back to Horticulture. Presented by Seth Reed and Mason Day, Growit, Chicago.
9:15 – 11 a.m. - Breeder Showcase Breeders participating in the trials
11 – 11:15 a.m. - Power Break
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. - Adding Edible Gardening to the Landscape Jason McCobb (Farmer Jay) Farmer Jay Pure Organics, Delray Beach, FL
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. - Sponsored Lunch
1:15 - 4 p.m. - Break-out sessions (see blocks below)
4 – 4:45 p.m. - Closing Session: Containers and More! Jacob McCall, Orlando, FL 

Track 1

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Guillermo Maldonado, Berger Saint-Modeste, QC 
2 – 3 p.m. - Pest Management in the Landscape Susan Wainwright-Evans Buglady Consulting, Slatington, PA 
3 – 3:15 p.m. - Power Break 
3:15 – 4 p.m. - The Benefits of Consumable Water Management Products James J. Spindler, C.P Ag., C.C.A, C.P.S.S., Director of Agronomy Ecologel Solutions, LLC, Lakeland, FL 33813

Track 2

1:15 – 2 p.m. - Summer Survivors of 2017 Melissa Shepherd, Walt Disney World and Kelly Greer, UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Services 2:00 – 3 p.m. - Discovering Niches - How to Use Seasonal Color to Boost Profit Margins Jenny Hardgrave, Simply Flowers, Atlanta, GA 
3 – 3:15 p.m. - Power Break 
3:15 – 4 p.m. - Annuals Angelica Cretu, Costa Farms, Miami, FL 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Extend Your Stay in Orlando - Take the day and visit 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (OPTIONAL EVENT, NOT PART OF PROGRAM)

FNGLA treasures its 20 years of participating with Disney Horticulture as we all tell our message of plants. We encourage you to take time to visit the International Flower and Garden Festival Celebrating its 25th year, this event is one of Walt Disney World's longest and oldest celebrations, on par with Epcot's popular Food and Wine Festival. It's annual tradition of showcasing the beauty of spring with beautiful flowers and topiaries is sure to inspire. Fun will be blooming around every corner at an annual event bursting with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, interactive playgrounds and rocking entertainment from February 28 - May 28, 2018! If you would like discount tickets, please visit: www.mydisneygroup.com/fngla18