Desert Green prepares for new venue
The annual Desert Green conference co-sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has initiated many changes for 2013. The new dates are November 14-15 and the new location is the Springs Preserve.
"Sustainability in the Landscape" now features two days of five concurrent seminar tracks, table top displays and a green industry mixer. Keynote speaker, Mary Irish, is a prolific author on arid horticulture and is known for her witty, engaging presentations.
Another new item, a certified arborist exam preparation course with the exam is scheduled for November 16. Also, an Advanced Arboriculture track is offered in addition to the certification course. The conference offers 14 CEUs for certified arborists.
Palace Station is the new host hotel offering newly renovated luxury rooms for only $31.99 for weeknights ($62.99 for Friday). Attendees can reserve rooms today by calling toll free 800.634.3101 and asking for the Desert Green Foundation special rate (call-in code PCIDGF1) or entering the code when booking a room. Rates are valid until October 13 or until the hotel sells out.
The Desert Green Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that includes members from these groups on its board. The Foundation is dedicated to education for the green industry.
In addition to the arboriculture tracks, there will be tracks on Pest Management (with pesticide CEUs for Nevada, California, Arizona and Utah) Landscape Architecture, Irrigation and Water Conservation and Golf and Sports Turf Management.
The conference also features table top displays offering the latest products and services. A green industry mixer with complimentary snacks and beverages follows the conference on November 14, with a book signing by the authors speaking at the conference.