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Aug 8-9: 2012 Summer Green Road Show in North Carolina

By: Pam Beck

CLICK HERE to read Pam Beck’s full summary of this event.

Sun Gro Horticulture’s District Manager of Southeastern Retail Products Scott Pace and Black Gold Community Expert Garden Writer Pam Beck were featured speakers for at the 2012 Summer Green Road Show in Hickory, North Carolina at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

On Wednesday, August 8th, Scott moderated a panel discussion about growing operations in garden centers, then Pam presented two retail track lectures titled “Combining Perennials” and “Best Garden Plants for North Carolina” the morning of Thursday, August 9th.

The Summer Green Road Show is an education and trade show for the Green Industry sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association. NCNLA is predicted record attendance since this year’s event was also held in conjunction with the North Carolina Urban Forestry Conference. Thanks to all who were able to attend this year!

If you were there leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of this year’s Summer Green Road Show.

About Pam Beck


Pam Beck began her gardening education in 1987 by volunteering in a public herb garden, which inspired her to join the Master Gardeners and take horticulture classes. She has worked in garden center retail, learned plant production hands-on in a nursery, created designs for landscape contractors and homeowners, and was an assistant with Cooperative Extension for a short time. She has scouted and styled for Better Homes & Gardens magazine; served on the Board of Advisors for two university botanical gardens; and, taught Adult Education landscaping classes for Wake Tech; but, you probably know her best as an award-winning freelance garden writer, lecturer, and photographer. Pam is the co-author of Best Garden Plants for North Carolina, regularly contributed articles in Carolina Gardener Magazine for 16 years, and for 5 years she was a monthly garden columnist for the Raleigh News & Observer. Currently, her busy speaking schedule takes her throughout the Southeast enthusiastically sharing her love of plants, gardens of all kinds, and the people who tend them.

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