School of Grounds Management Charlotte Summer Conference
PGMS heads to Charlotte, North Carolina for the School of Grounds Management
Attendees will be treated to exclusive tours, top-notch education sessions featuring industry leading professionals and networking opportunities with fellow grounds professionals.
Monday, July 24, 2017
|8:30 a.m.||Bus departs Hotel for Bank of America Stadium|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Tour of Bank of America Stadium: Head Groundskeeper Tom Vaughan will take attendees on a tour of the Carolina Panthers stadium and practice areas.|
|10:00 a.m.||Bus Departs for University of North Carolina – Charlotte|
|10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Michael Kirshman – Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation:
Research on the true values of nature preserves, including economic impacts of nature-based tourism, increase property values, environmental benefits, and the social/health benefits associated with these types of facilities and programs.
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch and time with Vendors|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||Fred Kapp – Green Industry Web Portal:
Looking for a tool to recruit and train employees? Fred Kapp will delve into the expertise that the Green Industry Web Portal brings to managers as a tool to train staff.
|1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Session with Vendors|
|2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Patrick Anderson – Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements:
Using growth regulators to manage pruning, improving appearance and the health of shrubs.
|3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Tour University of North Carolina – Charlotte|
|4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Buses depart for Smith Turf for BBQ Dinner and Networking Reception|
|6:30 p.m.||Buses depart for hotel|
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
|7:45 a.m. – Noon||Buses departs Hotel and Tour of Bartlett Tree Research Facility: Home to an arboretum containing about 2,000 species of trees and plants, an education center, and a fully equipped laboratory, Bartlett Tree is able to evaluate plant samples, culture and identify disease-causing organisms, identify insects, and perform complete soil analysis services. Attendees will be broken into smaller groups for an enhanced interactive tour covering a range of topics including: preparing root balls for planting, insect, and tree inventories.|
|Noon – 12:30 p.m.||Buses depart for Metrolina Greenhouses|
|12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Lunch and Learn Education Session: John Swintosky – Landscape Architect with Louisville Metro Parks: Maintaining the historic integrity of a site while adapting to public demands is something that John Swintosky, a landscape architect with Louisville Metro Parks is well versed with.|
|2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Tour of Metrolina Facilities and Trial Gardens: Tour the largest single-site heated greenhouse in the US at 162 acres under roof. View their automation systems including internally designed machines from automatic plant transplanters to mechanical shipping belts.|
|4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Buses depart for hotel and conference wrap-up|
Courtyard Charlotte SouthPark
6023 Park South Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28210
Room Rate: $139 a night
Attendees may now begin to make their reservations, by calling central reservations at
800-321-2211. To receive the discounted rate, attendees must request the PGMS
Summer Conference room block at the Courtyard Charlotte SouthPark. Guests may
also reserve online clicking the “Book Your Room” button below. Space is limited so do not delay!
On/Before June 30: $145
After June 30: $175
On Before June 30: $180
After June 30: $195
On/Before June 30: $75
After June 30: $80
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