Schedule of Events

Day 1
09 Oct 2018

San Diego Area Tour

  Join fellow CANGC members as we visit the unique San Diego Botanic Garden. You will start the day with a tour of the gardens followed by a tasty lunch. The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful retreat nestled on 37 acres in Encinitas, CA. Visit the 29 uniquely themed gardens throughout the property, featuring nearly 4,000 different plant species. Enjoy a special water wise tour featuring both plants...
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Welcome Reception

Dinner in the San Diego area (on your own)
Day 2
10 Oct 2018

Annual Meeting & General Session

Welcome and Annual Reports by Chairperson, Ashley Rossi, Green Acres Nursery and Supply and President, Chris Zanobini. Topics Include: Irrigated Lands Program Updates “A Label is Born” The New Face of Gardening

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

Nick Matteis, CA Grown The group luncheon will feature keynote speaker, Nick Matteis of California Grown. Matteis will speak on his experience with the Buy California Marketing Agreement, their story, promotions and campaigns, making social media work for you, surveys and case studies, and more. Also, special recognition of the CANERS scholarship recipients.

General Session 2

Topics Include: Legislative Updates CCNPro 2018 and Beyond

Chairperson Banquet & Awards Banquet

Keynote address by CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. Enjoy dinner with colleagues and celebrate the best of the California nursery industry! The award presentations will take place after dinner where we will congratulate this year’s winners of the Nursery Professional of the Year Award, the Outstanding Horticulture Education Award, The Research Award and the Young Nursery Professional Award.