New England Grows 2014 !

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     Hi everyone, I recently attended New England Grows of 2014. For those of you who don’t know what New England Grows is it’s the most popular green industry event in the northeast region. Although I have attended New England grows before this year was very different and much more exciting. I attended three educational conferences which included; Gardens of the Jazz Age,30 Years of New Plant Introductions: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff and Celebrating the Layered Garden. Each educational conference was unique and interesting. But my favorite one I would have to say was Gardens of the Jazz age. In this seminar I learned about the design of gardens in the 1920’s. What I liked most about this seminar was the history of these gardens and how I can relate the designs of the gardens I have worked in and are currently am working in to the gardens that were shown in the seminar. The Longfellow Garden was actually presented during the seminar as a 1920’s garden. That helped me to see why the garden was designed the way it was. At New England Grows I also were hundreds of vendor booths of commercial companies trying to sell their products and also different colleges promoting their schools. While at New England grows I also visited the both of Stockbridge School of Agriculture. This is the school I plan on attending after I graduate Quincy College. Over all attending New England Grows was a really good experience and I’m glad I got the chance to do it again.

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