AAS Summer Summit Registration is Now Open

Posted with permission of the National Garden Bureau:


All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau are teaming up for the 2016 AAS Summer Summit, this time taking attendees to beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, the “Land of Locally Grown”.¬†

  • The state of Wisconsin is ranked 6th out of 51¬†states and provinces as most committed to the locavore movement.
  • Based on the number of farmers markets, CSA’s and food hubs,¬†TakeApart.com ranked Wisconsin¬†8th¬†in states where it’s easy to eat locally.

As AAS and NGB support this locally grown movement, we will tour not only AAS Trials and Display Gardens (Rotary Botanical Gardens–see photos!!!) but also local businesses¬†as we see and hear from the leaders of Wisconsin’s locally grown movement.¬†

Register Now!
Mark Dwyer and his team at Rotary Botanical Gardens are busy planting
more than 25,000 AAS Winner plants representing 100+ winning varieties.
You won’t want to miss that show!
Who Should Attend?
  • Judges should attend to network with other judges and see how our trials look in another region.
  • Display Garden¬†Coordinators¬†will want to attend to network with the All-America Selections board, staff and other Display Gardens as we tour two local Display Gardens in and around Madison.
  • Industry¬†Colleagues¬†will be interested in the learning about Epic Systems’ sustainable landscape and the latest trends in locally grown.¬†
The Schedule at a Glance…
Wednesday, August 24
6:00 – 8:00 PM – Wisconsin-style opening reception at Sprecher’s Pub

Thursday, August 25

UW – Madison West Madison Research Station (AAS Display Garden)
Group Dinner (included)

Friday, August 26
Judge’s meeting and Organizational Updates

Rotary Botanical Gardens (AAS Display Garden)
AAS Awards Banquet (included)

Note: for anyone who wants to extend their stay, there are multiple other interesting
horticultural sites to see in Wisconsin:
Abbott & Cobb’s vegetable trials near Plover, WI (1.5 hour drive)
J. W. Jung Seed headquarters are in Randolph, WI (1 hour drive)
Boerner Botanical Garden is in Hales Corners, WI (1.5 hour drive)
Green Bay Botanical Garden is in Green Bay, WI (2.5 hour drive)
Cobrahead Tools are in Cambridge, WI (1 hour drive)

Register Now!
Our host hotel, the Holiday Inn and Suites, is a comfortable and quiet spot on the west side of Madison. Click here to reserve your room at our special rate of $109 per night. Bring the family and stay the weekend as Wisconsin is beautiful in August and our hotel includes the Crawdaddy Cove Waterpark.

For more information, contact Diane Blazek. 

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