Registration is Now Open!
AAS Summer/Fall Summit
“Urban Ag Opportunities”
October 5-8, 2015
All-America Selections is heading south! South to Texas, that is. In an ongoing mission to visit states and AAS Trial Grounds that we’ve never visited, the AAS Summer/Fall Summit will be held in Dallas, Texas this year.
BONUS! The 2015 AAS Summer/Fall Summit is being held in partnership with the Home Garden Seed Association. One trip, three days, new faces and multiple stops to see many different facets of Urban Agriculture as represented in the Dallas Ft. Worth area.
Registration for the AAS Summer/Fall Summit is now open; click here to register.
Some of the exciting details about our trip to the big state of Texas:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
Arrive in Dallas, Texas, via Dallas Love Field or DFW International airport. Our hotel offers a free shuttle from Love Field.
Welcome reception at 6:00 PM: Settle in to your comfortable suite, then join HGSA, AAS and NGB for the evening’s welcome reception.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
After breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel, our first stop is the Dallas branch of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center. We will visit their Water-Wise demonstration home as well as their “Food 3.0” sustainable ag project.
After an authentic Texas-style lunch served at the beautiful North Haven Garden Center, we’ll make our way to the world-famous 66-acre Dallas Arboretum for a tour of the 2015 AAS Trials as well their award-winning gardens. That evening, we’ll dine together as we celebrate at the annual AAS Awards Banquet.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
After breakfast and meeting updates from all three organizations, we’ll travel to Fort Worth to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to see the AAS Display and Japanese Garden. Lunch today is at the trendy Clear Fork Food Park then we’ll head to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas for a tour and the HGSA roundtable discussion on market trends, industry concerns and opportunities. Later we’ll indulge our senses with tequila tasting, chocolate tasting and an evening of flavor explosions in the hip multi-use urban area of Forth Worth known as West 7th Street.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
Today we focus on the Downtown Dallas area as we tour Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, including HGSA member’s container trials, located next to the Dallas Farmer’s Market. After lunch, we’ll have an NGB panel presentation from several of Dallas’ urban ag visionaries. That afternoon, continue on to Ruibal’s production facility to review the extensive plantings of 2015 HGSA summer trials. Time permitting, we’ll make a quick stop at the Klyde Warren Park and Parkland Hospital’s Therapy Garden before finishing our 2015 event with an HGSA evening of camaraderie and dining in Dallas’ up and coming Greenville Street neighborhood.
Full Registration is available for $395
Single day options are $200 per day.
Host hotel is the Embassy Suites Market Center; rooms are only $129/night.
AAS Judges – this is a great opportunity to meet other judges and share your experiences.
AAS Display Gardens – this is a chance to learn more about the AAS trialing process and the story behind the AAS Winners you feature in your gardens.
Garden Writers – this is an opportunity to meet the industry folks behind the AAS Winners and learn the in-depth process each and ever entry goes through in order to become an AAS Winner.
Come join us!