Sep 13, 2021
Perennial Plant Association to Present Fall Virtual Symposium

The Perennial Plant Association is excited to announce that the Canadian and U.S. Great Lakes Regional Symposia have joined forces to present a Fall Virtual Symposium on Oct. 15 titled Perennial Professionals at Work and Play: Canada and U.S. Great Lakes Edition. This symposium has been developed in partnership with Landscape Ontario, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and Royal Botanic Gardens.

Leading off of the heels of the well-received Winter Virtual Symposium that focused on the same theme, join six industry-leading professionals, all located in the Canadian and U.S. Great Lakes area, as they explore popular current topics in perennial professionals’ careers and then dive in for a more personal connection when they share favorite aspects of their private home and work gardens. Attendees can participate in chats, polls, and ask questions throughout the event to stay engaged. A huge bonus to this event is a top 10 perennials plant list from each presenter!

PPA believes it’s unique to the green industry that most pros can work all day with plants and then go home and play with plants and is thrilled to announce the following speakers for the Winter Virtual Symposium:

  • Jon Peter – Curator and Manager of Plant Records, Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Todd Boland – Research Horticulturist, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Gardens
  • Stacey Hirvela – Marketing Manager, Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Scott Beuerlein – Botanical Garden Outreach Manager, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Rodger Tschanz – Trial Garden Manager, University of Guelph
  • Elliott Duemler – Native Perennials Manager, Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries

The Fall Virtual Symposium will take place online on Friday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Registration for this event is now open at Reduced rates are available for members of PPA, Landscape Ontario, Cincinnati Zoo and Royal Botanical Gardens.