Plant Camp: Day 1 - The Basics (UMass Extension)

9:00 am 3:30 pm


Just starting out in the green industry, taking the MCH exam, or looking to expand your plant palette? UMass Extension's Plant Camp offers a plant ID workshop series that can help! We're starting in 2019 with the first two sessions in this annual series.

JUNE 20, 2019 - 9 am to 3:30 pm
Day 1: THE BASICS – Get started with “The Basics”. This workshop is for those new to plant material or those that are looking for a refresher on common plants. Attendees will learn to identify and use some of the most common landscape plants in Massachusetts. This workshop will be a combination of classroom for learning identification skills and a plant walk to look at identifying features in person.
Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

JUNE 27, 2019 - 1 to 4 pm
Day 2: NEW INTRODUCTIONS – Let’s talk cultivars. The second workshop in the series can be either a continuation of The Basics or a stand-only workshop for those looking to learn about new introductions. With the plethora of cultivars in the market, it can be helpful to step back and compare. This workshop will very briefly talk about identification skills but will mostly focus on ornamental attributes.
Location: Weston Nurseries, Hopkinton, MA. 

Additional topics in new locations will be covered in coming years.

To register, go to

Association credits: 1 MCH.  ISA, MCA, and MCLP requested.

Cost: The Basics (Day 1) - $95 pp; $86 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount).
New Introductions (Day 2) - $75 pp; $68 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount).