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2023 CAR-SGC Conference - AGENDA
"Seven Strong on a Fall Adventure"

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2023                    

  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Pumpkin or Ornament glass-blowing session - SOLD OUT 

  • 5:45 - 7:15 p.m. -- Awaken the Spirits Ghost Tour - SOLD OUT

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023  

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Vendors, Ballroom corridor

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Convention Registration, Lobby Alcove 

  • 9:45 - 10:30 a.m -- Finance Committee Meeting

  • 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. -- Executive Committee Meeting, Carder Room  

  • 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon -- Pumpkin ($30) Ornament ($25) glass-blowing session - SOLD OUT

  • 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. -- Lunch

  • 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. -- Board Meeting (Vote on proposed Bylaws and Standing Rules)

  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. -- "Birds of Prey: Big  and Small" Presented at the host hotel by Ryan Donnelly, Tanglewood Nature Center -- Tri-Refresher Credit Available

  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. -- "Leaf Manipulation" by Mary Brummer.

  • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. -- Book Signing by NGC President Brenda Moore

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- Cocktail Hour, location outside or in the hallway
    Meet and Greet with NGC President Brenda Moore, CAR-SGC Director & CAR-SGC Officers 

  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- Dinner and Tri-Refresher topic: "Youth and Leadership" by NGC President Brenda Moore -- Tri-Refresher Credit Available

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2023  

  • 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. -- Convention Registration, Lobby Alcove 

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Vendors, Ballroom corridor

  • 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. -- Conference Breakfast

  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. -- Conference Round Table (60 people)    

  • 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. -- CAR-SGC Conference Meeting (Reports by Officers & Committee Chairs);
    Awards Ceremony 

  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. -- Lunch with Frances Thrash, Floral Designer

  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Tri-Refresher topic: "Landscape Design for Wildlife with Native Plants" by Barbara Campbell -- Tri-Refresher Credit Available

  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. --  Tri-Refresher topic: "Urban & Suburban Landscape Design" by Barbara Campbell --
    Tri-Refresher Credit Available

  • 6:00 p.m. -- Reception Cocktail Hour

  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- Dinner and Tri-Refresher topic: “Art and History of Horticulture” by Rochelle Smith -- 
    Tri-Refresher Credit Available

     

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023  

Bus Tour. All registered conference attendees are welcome to participate

 

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Field trip by bus to various sites. Round-trip from hotel. All registered conference attendees are welcome to register for and attend this bus trip.
NOTE: 
This bus trip is required for Tri-Refresher Credit. 

  • Taughannock Falls -- Terrific views and tour/talk with State Ranger, Josh Teter.  
    (2 hours, including 1½ hour lecture)

  • Cornell University Botanical Gardens -- Winter Garden Program by Emily Norfen, Horticulturist and Winter Garden Curator (1½ hours, including ½ hour tour of the Winter Garden) 

  • Americana Vineyards -- Lunch and browse, hosted by Joseph Gober, Jr., owner (1 hour)

  • Oechsner Farms: Organic Farm Oats/Grains, Thor Oechsner, owner (1½ hours, including a 1 hour lecture) 

CLICK HERE for a list of Activities for Guests Not Attending the Conference.

CLICK HERE for a list of Conference sponsors/vendors.

CLICK HERE for a printable copy of this agenda.

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