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WINTERGREEN 2012 One Stop. One Source. Georgia’s Premier Horticulture Conference.

January 25-27, 2012 Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA

Get Back to Your Roots. See details inside.

Don’t Miss This Show.

Get Back to Your Roots. This show has been Georgia’s NUMBER ONE top trade show since the Flower Children were children. Since the 1970s, GGIA’s trade show has been Georgia’s premier horticulture conference. We are deeply rooted in the industry’s history, and we continue to grow for the betterment of the industry’s future. Every year, GGIA pushes the envelope to become more efficient, more useful and more knowledgeable about the industry issues and events that our competitors to give you more for your time and your money. This year is no different. From a broader educational structure covering every aspect of agriculture and horticulture taught by renowned leaders of Georgia and nationwide horticulture specialists, to a massive trade show floor filled with the region’s best of the best, largest to smallest company’s, the 2012 WINTERgreen Horticulture Trade Show and Conference proves to be better than ever.

So when you’re deciding where to invest your hard earned bucks, get some CEUs and a little knowledge to go with them, or meet people with products you need.


Sneak Peek:

5 How to Get More Bang for Your Buck 6 WINTERgreen 2012: Thursday, January 26 8 WINTERgreen 2012: Friday, January 27 9 Keynote Speaker Jim Mathis: Reinvention Made Easy

WINTERgreen: Your Ultimate Product Showcase 12 Pre-Registration Form 14 GGIA Benefits and Testimonials 15 Membership Application

And, finally, for you night owls who want to bust a move and throw back a few, there is the one and only Wild Bill’s which is every bit true to its name. You must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink to dance on their 5000-square foot dance floor to their live DJs or live entertainment. If you want to get a little “wild,” boot-scoot that booty over there!

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors. GIA CERTI OR



11 Current Exhibitor List

After your kids (and your spouse) are all tuckered out from a fun-filled day, you can all come back together and relax during a nice dinner in one of Duluth’s great eats, like Park Café, a Southern bistro and wine experience, Armando’s Caribe restaurant which features a wonderful menu of authentic Cuban cuisine, Luciano’s casual but elegant Italian restaurant, and lastly, Viande Rouge, which is a fine dining steakhouse which combines good ol’ American foods with old world French cuisine.


The Five Ws of WINTERgreen

Plenty. Duluth offers a variety of things to do for you AND your family. While you’re busy walking the trade show floor or attending rigorous classes, your family can go to one of Duluth’s finest parks, the Southeastern Railway Museum, or to the Gwinnett Place Mall.


10 Relax and Stay a While: Hotels and Directions

It’s 4:59 p.m. at the trade show, and you just have to wait one more minute to do -- what? What’s there to do in Duluth?



4 WINTERgreen 2012: Wednesday, January 25

By: Meghan Watson, Graphic Designer, GGIA


Table of Contents

What to do in Duluth, Georgia



Two hours of motivation and techniques for your success and that of your business! JIM MATHIS is an international speaking professional, strategist and best-selling author. He has been strategizing, speaking and consulting for over 30 years. He helps business leaders who want to reinvent their businesses in challenging economies. He is president of The Mathis Group based in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of the bestselling book: “Reinvention Made Easy: Change Your Strategy, Change Your Results,” as well as “Reinvention 101”, and “Reaching Beyond Excellence.” Friday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


Success Address: Jim Mathis!

Wintergreen 2012 Wednesday, January 25 Basic Pest & Disease ID for Landscape 8:00 a - 4:00 p Room 5AB


Ron Oetting, Will Hudson, Jean Williams-Woodward, Elizabeth Little Option A This workshop is a hands-on approach basic course in identifying major insect and mite pests and major diseases of ornamental plants. Emphasis will be on identification and biology. Participants will be instructed on microscope use and diagnostic techniques. Identification guides will be provided. Limit 20 people - REGISTER FAST!!

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Wednesday, January 25

Landscape Irrigation Training 9:00 a - 3:45 p Room 2CD


Option C Landscape Irrigation Troubleshooting 9:00 a 10:15 a Scott Martineau Learn basic electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting on an irrigation system. Learn how to use a volt meter and learn basic hydraulics needed to troubleshoot irrigation issues. 10:30 a 11:45 a

New Technologies Tom Shannon This class is an industry update of smart controllers, soil moisture sensors, high efficiency nozzles, and drip applications. Attendees will understand the differences and applications for success in the Georgia market.

12:00 p 1:00 p


1:00 p 2:15 p

Introduction to Design - Understanding Hydrolics, Russ Profit This class will cover static and dynamic pressure, calculating elevation changes in design, reading and understanding pressure loss charts, and calculating pressure loses through piping systems.

2:30 p 3:45 p

Application Run Times/Matched Precipitation, Tom Shannon This class will cover matching sprinkler application rates for optimum uniformity and discuss run times in relation to the new high efficiency nozzles available today. Attendees will understand how to schedule the timers for water efficiency without causing runoff.

8:00 a Basic Pest & Disease ID for Landscape 4:00 p and Production Workshop 8:00 a Pruning Workshop 4:00 p 9:00 a Landscape Irrigation Training 3:30 p 1:00 p GCLP and GCPP Certifications 5:00 p 2:00 p GGIA Chapter Orientation 4:00 p 6:30 p Kick-Off Reception 8:30 p Trade Show Floor Opens (7:00 p.m.)


Pruning Workshop From Azalea to Zenobia and Beyond 8:00 a - 4:00 p Room 5C


Bodie Pennisi, Matthew Chappell OPTION B Pruning improves flower display, keeps diseases away and so much more, but before you make the first cut you need to know some important things: why, when, what and how. This hands-on session covers the basics and moves on to advanced pruning of ornamentals: evergreens, deciduous shrubs and shade trees. You will get the opportunity to prune and possibly take home an ‘Autumn Blaze’ red maple!

Georgia Certified Landscape Professionals and Georgia Certified Plant Professionals Certifications 1:00 p - 5:00 p Salons 6 & 7 A










Wayne Juers, Todd Hurt


You are the best in the business? Prove it. Over 1,600 Georgia green industry professionals have been certified since 1972. Show your customers you have the knowledge to make their landscapes sustainable and environmentally responsible. The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture administers the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional GCLP program for landscape contractors and the Georgia Certified Plant professional program for nurserymen. Both programs are self study courses that can be completed without interrupting your work schedule. For more information, please visit or You must pre-register by contacting Tami Boyle at 770-233-6107 or

GGIA Chapter Leadership Orientation and Training Session 2:00 p - 5:00 p Room 4AB

OPTION D Going to become a GGIA Chapter Leader? You must come to the orientation! This is a free session, open to anyone. Please join us is making GGIA the best association it can be!

WINTERgreen Kick-Off Reception 6:30 p - 8:30 p Atrium

OPTION E Come join the leaders and staff of GGIA, exhibitors, and other attendees for a buffet dinner and meet and greet. ALSO: Keynote Speaker Dan Cathy, President and COO of Chik-Fil-A! There’s no charge, so there’s no excuse not to come! THE KICK-OFF RECEPTION IS SPONSORED BY THE ATHENS GEORGIA NURSERY GROWERS ASSOCIATION.

How to get more BANG for your BUCK

By: Jennifer Baliles, Director of Administration, GGIA WINTERgreen is an event established by GGIA to benefit our MEMBERS, not OURSELVES. With that being said, we still understand that exhibiting or attending the show and classes can get pricey in a time when pinching pennies is more important than ever. We’ve come up with a few perks to save you some serious cash and make coming to the tradeshow worth your while. 1. Pre-Register: The early bird gets the worm, and that worm is worth anywhere from $10 to $20 per class with the early bird option. That means you could save up to $150 just by registering before January 6! 2. Seminar Special: Sign up for a half day or full day session during WINTERgreen, and get FREE admission to the trade show for that day! That’s a savings of up to $30. 3. Free Attendee List: For the exhibitors out there, exhibit with us this year and receive one copy of our attendee list for free! That’s a $50 value, for free! 4. Lunch Tickets: You’re already shelling out hundreds of dollars for a booth; lunch is on us. We give one lunch voucher per booth per day of the trade show. $15 value per day! 5. Membership Special: Get your membership through your attendee or exhibitor registration at WINTERgreen, and only pay $100 this year! That’s a $125 savings. 6. Member Discounts: Save $225 on a 10x10 booth at the trade show just by being a member. TOTAL SAVINGS WITH GGIA: Up to $610!! ALSO, please visit our registration desk to pick up our COUPONS for restaurants and activities in businesses in and around Duluth!! Great savings inside!!

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= 1 Pesticide Applicator CEU (1 credit per star) = ISA CEUs Applied For = IA CEUs Applied For

Trade Show Opens 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 5

Wintergreen 2012 Thursday, January 26 GGIA Annual Business Meeting and ANLA Meeting 7:30 a - 9:00 a Room 4AB

OPTION F Attention voting members of GGIA, board members, and any people involved with the Association! Please join us at the GGIA Annual Business Meeting. Light refreshments will be served. This meeting is free. BRING YOUR VOTER CARDS!

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Thursday, January 26

NO OPTION Students from around Georgia must correctly identify 50 live plant samples and pass a written exam. This year’s keynote speaker is Tom Shannon, Water Conservation Advisor with Ewing Irrigation. Registration onsite in Salons 6 & 7.

Floriculture Session 8:45 a - 3:45 p Room 5C

9:00 a Trade Show Floor Open 5:00 p

Option G There is no better way to increase sales and develop customer interest than to have new and improved plants in your inventory. Join us for a day of plant-packed presentations by the major plant suppliers guaranteed to get you thinking about spring promotional programs, new markets and customer retention. This track is intended for commercial growers of flowering ornamentals including annuals, perennials, and florist crops.

9:00 a New Plants Session 4:00 p

8:45 a 9:00 a

Welcome Paul Thomas, Becki van der Walt

9:00 a 9:45 a

New Products to Increase Sales Nathan King, PanAm Rep (TBA)

9:45 a 10:15 a

Floriculture Industry Open Discussion Becki van der Walt

10:15 a 10:30 a

Morning Break

7:30 a GGIA Business Meeting 9:00 a

8:00 a GGIA Junior Certification 1:00 p 8:45 a Floriculture Session 3:45 p

9:30 a Pest and Weed Control Session 4:00 p 6:30 p GGIA Awards Reception 8:30 p IMPORTANT NOTICE: • All room slots and times are subject to change. • Class availability is first-come, first-serve. • Classes are subject to cancellations due to insufficient number of participants and/or non-arrival of speaker. • Participants who have pre-registered for a class with a cancellation will be refunded. NO OTHER REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER JANUARY 6. NO EXCEPTIONS. • To ensure class availability, please pre-register at or by calling 706-632-0100 and speaking to a customer service representative.


GGIA Junior Certification Testing and Registration 8:00 a - 1:00 p Salons 6 & 7

10:30 a Adding Product Variety to Spice Up 11:15 a Sales, Ron Beck 1:00 p 2:15 p

Floriculture Industry Open Discussion Paul Thomas

2:15 p 3:00 p

Value Added Programs - “It’s a Snap with Ecke’s!,” Ralph Zendejas

2:15 p 3:00 p

Diversifying Profits Through Specialty Pot Crops, Geoff Hurdle

Trade Show Opens 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pest and weed Control Session 9:30 a - 4:00 p Room 5AB

New Plants Session 9:00 a - 4:00 p Room 2AB

9:30 a Troubleshooting the Top Ten Insect 11:00 a Pests, Kris Braman Come learn those preventative methods that will help avoid pest problems in the first place. Learn what invasive insects are new to Georgia and the region that we need to be prepared to manage.

9:00 a 10:15 a

Conifers for the Southeast – Beyond Leyland Cypress Tom Cox

10:30 a 11:45 a

New Plant Standouts and Shout-outs from South of the Border Gary Knox

12:00 p 1:00 p


1:00 p 2:15 p

UGA Plants that Should Be, Will Be, and Could Be New to You! John Ruter

2:30 p 3:45 p

Georgia’s Heritage of Trees Dr. Tim Smalley

Option H


11:00 a Espionage: Scouting and Other Covert 12:30 p IPM Operations, Dr. Amy Fulcher Dr. Fulcher will share her time-tested techniques for efficiently detecting pests in nurseries and landscapes. Use of traps, monitoring tools, and new technology for nurseries and landscapes will also be covered. 12:30 p Lunch 1:00 p 1:00 p 2:30 p

2:30 p 4:00 p

How to Deal with Nuisance Wildlife in the Landscape, Mike Mengak As urban development spreads out and pushes into wildlife territory, customers complain of damage to their landscapes and gardens. UGA’s wildlife specialist Mike Mengak will talk about individual species, and how to best deal with them in the urban environment. Difficult Weeds in Ornamental and Their Control, Mark Czarnota This class will discuss 25 difficult weeds to control in ornamentals (landscape and nursery), and herbicides that are available to control these weeds.

Option I

Immigration Update 2:00 p Room 4AB

Chris Butts Immigration rules will impact your business. Be prepared for all of the mandates of Georgia’s new immigration laws. Chris will cover important compliance issues to help you stay up-to-date. No charge.

GGIA Awards Reception For Industry Leaders 6:30 p - 8:30 p Salons 6 & 7

Option J Please come join the GGIA Board and Staff for a dinner and reception recognizing and applauding the industry’s top leaders for the year 2011.

Be Sure to Check Our Website For Updates!

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= 1 Pesticide Applicator CEU (1 credit per star) = ISA CEUs Applied For = IA CEUs Applied For 7

Wintergreen 2012 Friday, January 27 Training and Review for Georgia Pesticide Applicator Exam 8:00 a - 3:00 p Room 5A

Paul Pugliese, UGA Bartow County Extension; Keith Mickler, UGA Floyd County Extension; Michael Wheeler, UGA Hall County Extension; Amanda Tedrow, UGA Athens-Clark County Extension Option K This session is the pest applicator exam review (General Standards and Category 24) and the training for General Standards and Ornamental and Turf pesticide license Category 24. It is the review ONLY. The test is offered OFF-SITE. Go to www. for more information.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Friday, January 27

8:00 a Training and Review for GA Pesticide 3:00 p Applicator Exam 8:00 a Pesticide Applicator Recert Session 12:00 p 8:00 a CANR Open House 12:00 p 9:00 a Trade Show Floor Open 3:00 p 9:00 a Twitter 101: Use Twitter to Grow Your 11:00 a Business 10:00 a Success Address: “Reinvention Made 12:00 p Easy� 12:00 p Georgia Water Wise Council Luncheon 2:00 p and Quarterly Meeting 12:00 p GCLP and GCPP Luncheon 1:30 p 1:00 p Drip Irrigation Seminar 5:00 p 1:00 p 5:00 p

New OSHA Regulations Seminar

1:30 p Invasive Non-Native Plant Control 4:00 p Workshop 8


Pesticide Applicator Recertification Session 8:00 a - 12:00 p Room 5C

Steve D. Pettis, Rick Hayes, Mac Furlow, Kelby Fite Option L 8:00 a Introduction 8:15 a Steve Pettis 8:15 a 8:45 a

Landscape Plant Pest Update Steve Pettis

8:45 a 9:45 a

Regulatory Update Rick Hayes

9:45 a 10:00 a

Morning Break

10:00 a 11:00 a

Greenhouse Pest Update Mac Furlow

11:00 a 11:45 a

IPM Update Kelby Fite

11:45 a 12:00 p


center for Applied Nursery Research Open House 8:00 a - 12:00 p Room 5B

Option M The Center for Applied Nursery Research (CANR) is a unique non-profit organization that provides a managed facility and funding for ornamental horticulutre research based on grower needs and conducted under commercial growing conditions. The goal of CANR is to generate information to keep growers in Georgia and the southeast on the cutting edge. Research projects focus on agricultural engineering, environment and plant microclimate monitoring, entomology, plant pathology, soil science, horticulture, plant breeding and evaluation, new product evaluation, propagation, and water management. This is a FREE session, but please check the option on the registration form to attend!

Twitter 101: Use Twitter to Grow your Business 9:00 a - 11:00 a Room 2AB

Geri Laufer Option N With Twitter, you can pitch your business when you offer news or coupons, listen in to what the public is saying about your company, reward loyalty, or even spy on the competition all in a few minutes a day. This class with show you how.

Success Address! “Reinvention Made Easy” 10:00 a - 12:00 p Room 6A

Jim Mathis Option SA Come hear Mathis talk about surviving a challenging economy. Some topics are as follows: Is the economy down, or DIFFERENT? When will the recession END? How can we LEAD in our industry? Where can we easily find MORE customers? FREE, but check if attending!

New OSHA Regulations Seminar 1:00 p - 5:00 p Room 5C

Rolando Orellana Option p Worksite safety rules and regulations are impacting landscape businesses across the state, and you cannot afford to pay a fine. This class covers the new OSHA regulations in an easy-to-understand-and-follow ways and lays out simple steps to ensure you will never be caught unaware. Keep your employees and your bottom line safe! For landscape contractor managers and providers.

Invasive Non-Native Plant Control Workshop 1:30 p - 4:00 p Room 2AB


Georgia Water Wise Council Luncheon & Quarterly Meeting 12:00 p - 2:00 p Room 4AB

Brian Arnold, Karan Rawlins, Cynthia Taylor Option R Learn how to recognize the most important invasive non-native plant species in Georgia and understand their impacts in natural ecosystems, and how general control and management options can be used in natural areas. Updates on new threats as well as efforts that are underway to address this critical issue will also be covered. Registrants will receive a packet of materials and publications.

Georgia Certified Professionals Graduate Luncheon 12:00 p - 1:30 p Room 2CD

NO OPTION There is no charge for this luncheon, but you must RSVP no later than December 31 with Alice Miller-Keyes at or by calling 912-262-3185.









Option o


Craig McManus



GCLP and GCPP graduates and their guests are cordially invited to join us for the annual certification luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker is Craig McManus, owner of McPlants, Inc. He holds certifications in both GCPP and GCLP. Craig will present “What Your Customer Really Really Wants That Will Make You Money” and how your company helps to build the positive identity of your clients.

Managing Invasive Plants Cynthia Taylor, Elachee Nature Science Center Introduction to Integrated Management Strategies and safe use of herbicides. Presenting effective control strategies for the major pest plants of Georgia.

Ben Knickel Option q This class features in-depth drip and design instal- lation featuring proper emitter selection based on plant type and comprehensive drip line techniques.

Drip Irrigation Seminar 1:00 p - 3:00 p Room 5B


The Problem of Invasive Plants Brian Arnold, SongBird LandCare, Inc. Overview of the environmental problems caused by invasive plants, major problem plants in Georgia, and techniques for proper identification.

New Invasive Plant Threats Karan Rawlins, UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health Update on new threats and efforts underway to address them. An introduction to the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) will be discussed.

Trade Show Opens 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Relax and Stay a While: Hotels and Directions The Five Ws of WINTERgreen

By: Danielle Roberts, Membership Coordinator, GGIA

Whenever someone tries to make a decision, they always ask themselves 5 basic questions: who, what, when, where, and why. In fact, you’re probably wondering those questions about WINTERgreen, especially if you have never been to our show. We have taken the liberty to answer those questions for you. WHO: Who attends WINTERgreen? Everyone who’s anyone in the agriculture/horticulture world. We have people from all over the southeast and even a few from the northeast regions of the United States to exhibit in our large but laid-back trade show or to take our educational classes taught by leaders in the industry. WHAT: What is WINTERgreen all about? Giving YOU, the consumer, the best, most efficient all-in-one service you need. We offer educational courses with pesticide recertification credits, training and review for various tests and certifications in the industry, and a trade show with a chance to buy or sell the leading products of the South.

Holiday Inn

6310 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097 770-476-2022 King or Double Group Rate: $99/night, including breakfast Make reservation on or before January 10, 2012 to receive rate. Mention GGIA to receive group rate.

Homewood Suites

1775 North Brown Rd. Lawrenceville GA 30043 770-277-1243 King or Double Group Rate: $109/night, including breakfast Make reservation on or before January 10, 2012 to receive rate. Mention GGIA to receive group rate.

Garden Inn Hampton inn

6010 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043 678-407-0018 King or Double Group Rate: $99/night, including breakfast Make reservation on or before January 10, 2012 to receive rate. Mention GGIA to receive group rate.

Hilton Garden Inn

2040 Sugarloaf Circle Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-495-7600 King or Double Group Rate: $99/night, including breakfast Make reservation on or before January 10, 2012 to receive rate. Mention GGIA to receive group rate.

WHEN: WINTERgreen occurs every year at the end of January. This upcoming year, WINTERgreen is going to be held January 25-27, 2012. WHERE: In the past few years, WINTERgreen has been held in the beautiful city of Duluth. The Gwinnett Center (the convention center we use to host our show) has a bigger trade show floor and more rooms for classes, all for the convenience of our exhibitors and attendees. WHY: Why attend WINTERgreen? For exhibitors, WINTERgreen is the most profitable time of the year. For attendees, it has one of the most affordable and extensive class selections in the South. Now, ask yourself this: Why NOT attend WINTERgreen?


Directions to Gwinnett Center: Traveling North on I-85 take the Sugarloaf Parkway Exit. Turn right off the exit, go back under the Interstate and cross over Satellite Boulevard. The Center will be on your left.Alternate Route: Take I-85 to the Highway 120 Exit West. Turn right on Satellite Boulevard. The Center will be 1/2 mile on your left.

2012 WINTERgreen Exhibitors:November 2011

3 Rivers Nursery Abbey View Farms, LLC Athens Wholesale Nursery Atlas Manufacturing, Inc. A-V International Baker Environmental Nursery Inc Berger Peat Moss Big Frog Nursery, Inc. Black Fox Farms Bottoms Nursery, LLC Boyd & Boyd Nursery Bracy’s Nursery LLC Brantley Nursery Buck Jones Nursery Buffalo Horticulture Sales BWI Companies, Inc Byron Lakeview Nursery, LLC Cam Too Camellia Nursery Inc Carolina Hydrologic Carolina Native Nursery Casey’s Nursery Charlie’s Creek Nursery, Inc Chatham Nurseries, Inc Cherokee Manufacturing Classic Groundcovers, Inc Cleveland Tree Company Concrete Creations County Line Nursery, Inc Cowart Mulch Products, Inc. Creekside Nursery Davidson Farms Daylily Nursery Diversified Trees, Inc Dorsey Farms Doug Young Nursery Eason Horticultural Resources Evergreen Nursery, Inc Fanntum/Vantage Partners Farmers Organic Faron Green Nursery Fernwood Nurseries, Inc Flat Rock Nursery Company Flowerwood Nursery, Inc Gainous’ Shade Trees, Inc Garden Design Nursery Georgia Department of Agriculture Goodness Grows, Inc Graco Fertilizer Co. Grandiflora Green Nurseries/ Wintergarden Greenleaf Nursery Company Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies Gro South Inc Hackney Nursery Hamner Tree Farm

Harp’s Farm Market & Nursery, Inc Harrell’s Fertilizer,LLC Hartland Farms, Inc. Haviland Plastic Products Co. Hawksridge Farms Homeplace Garden Nursery Hunter Trees LLC Ison’s Nursery & Vineyard J & L Growers, Inc Jack’s Creek Farm Jaderloon Co., Inc. James Greenhouses Jiffy Products of America, Inc. King’s Sunset Nursery, Inc. Kinney Nursery Lake Tree Growers Lakeside Trees, Inc. Lakeview Nursery Line Blaster/Solutions USA Little River Nursery Love Farms & Nursery Mack Bros Landscape Nursery Marlboro Bulb Company May Nursery, Inc McCorkle Nurseries, Inc McMakin Farms, Inc Mid Georgia Nursery Mobley Plant Farm, Inc. Nature’s Choice Nature’s Tree Farm NatureWorks Nursery, LLC North Georgia Turf Nurseries Caroliniana Inc Nursery Supplies, Inc. Oak Pond Nursery OHP, Inc Old Castle Lawn & Garden Plant and Supply Locator Poole Bros. Nursery Post Oak Farms Quail Hollow Nurseries, Inc. R.A. Dudley Nurseries, Inc Ray Bracken Nursery Riceland Foods, Inc. River’s Edge Nursery, LLC Sammy Coffey’s Wholesale Nursery Seasonal Color Greenhouses Silver Bait, LLC Simpson Nurseries Soft Intelligence Inc. Southern Growers/ CASSCO Specialty Converting & Supply, Inc Specialty Tag & Label, Inc Star Rose Steve Myers & Son Nursery Stockhaven Nursery,LLC

WINTERgreen: Your Ultimate Product Showcase By: Chris Butts, Director of Legislative and Environmental Affairs, GGIA

In these times of ever increasing media, savvy buyers have more ways than ever to interact with their vendors. But, websites, emails and faxes can never replace the handshake, the personal visit with suppliers or the chance to strengthen your business relationships face to face. Most importantly, the Wintergreen tradeshow brings all of your potential plant and industry supply houses under one roof. Just imagine the time you’d spend meeting with salespeople or driving to nurseries to meet with all of the exhibitors at Wintergreen. Looking for a new plant or product? You can learn a lot from an availability list or a website. But, keen eyed buyers will always find a new variety, a new source or a new supplier while walking the aisles of the show. From Azaleas to Zelkova, Wintergreen features the region’s most respected growers along with a full line of nursery and landscape supplies. So, what’ll it be? Spend all winter flipping through catalogs? Or come spend the day with the leading dealers from across the Southeast and beyond? We’ll see you on the trade show floor. Stovall & Company, Inc Sugar Hill Nurseries LLC Sun Gro Horticulture, Inc Super Sod Trees Swafford Nursery, Inc. Sweetwater Creek Nursery The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, UGA Thumbs Up Nursery Thunderwood Farms, LLC Timberline Nursery Tom Dodd Nursery Topiary Courtyard Transplant Nursery, Inc

Triangle Nursery Tropic Traditions Nurseries UGA Center for Urban Ag USDA, NASS, Georgia Field Office Van der Giessen Nursery, Inc Wagon Hammock Nursery, Inc. Wildwood Specialty Nursery, LLC Windy Gap Tree Farm, Inc.


Wintergreen 2012 Pre-Registration Form Do NOT Mail or Fax After January 6, 2012.


Company Name: ______________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ City: _______________________ State: ____ Zip: ________ County: ____________ Phone: ______________ Fax: ______________ E-mail: _______________________

EDUCATION COMPLETED g High School d College d Graduate Work


Please select all that apply. A � Container Plants B � Field-grown Plants C � Greenhouse Plants D Turf � E � Golf Course F � Aquatics G � Florist/Floral Supplies H � Greenhouses/Supplies I � Equipment/Tools J � Fertilizers/Chemicals K � Allied Products L � Computer Related M � Retail Sales N � Other ________________

BUSINESS CATEGORIES Please select only one. A � Wholesale Grower B � Distributor/Green � C Distributor/Allied � D Manufacturer E � Manufacturer’s Rep F � Mail Order G � Business Service H � Retail/Independent I � Retail/Mass Merch. J � Landscape Architect K � Landscape Contractor L � Landscape Maint. M � Landscape Designer

� Cash � Check � Visa � MC � Discover � AmEx

_______________________________________ Card # Exp. Date: ____/____ Security Code: _________ _______________________________________ Name on Card

_______________________________________ Authorized Signature N � Interiorscaper O � Interior Maintenance P � Golf Course Mgmt. Q Gov’t/Parks/Institutional � R � Education Research S � Student T Press � U � Other V � Community Lawn Svc./Mgmt W Military � X Community � GGIA MEMBER? Y � Sod Protection Z � Roadside g Yes d No


g Educational Topics d Networking with Peers d Purchasing Decisions at Show g CEUs g Expert Advice from Faculty d Keynote Speaker d See What’s New at Show g Other: ________________

Name 1 Name 2 Name 3 Write participant names in the spaces above. Put an X in the box to the left of each selection desired. Total the costs for each person and enter it below: Name 1 Total $ ______________ Name 2 Total $ ______________ Name 3 Total $ ______________ Add additional attendees and their selections below: Name 4 ____________________ Circle Total $ ___________ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO P Q R S T U V SA ST OT MEM Name 5 ____________________ Circle Total $ ___________ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO P Q R S T U V SA ST OT MEM Name 6 ____________________ Circle Total $ ___________ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO P Q R S T U V SA ST OT MEM

Total Amount Due $______


Before Jan.6

After Jan.6

Education and Activities Registration

$130 $75 $40 FREE FREE FREE $40 $40 $40 $30 $55 $55 FREE $20 $25 $40 $20 $20 $15 $15 $25 $10 FREE $35 $20 $125

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Basic Pest & Disease ID Workshop Pruning Workshop Landscape Irrigation Training GGIA Chapter Leadership Kick-Off Reception (CHECK IF ATTENDING) GGIA & ANLA Business Meeting (CHECK IF ATTENDING) Floriculture Session Pest and Weed Control Session New Plants Session GGIA Awards Reception Training & Review for Georgia Pesticide Applicator Exam Pesticide Applicator Recertification Session CANR Open House (CHECK IF ATTENDING) Twitter 101: Use Twitter to Grow Your Business GCLP & GCPP Graduate Luncheon New OSHA Regulations Seminar Drip Irrigation Invasive Non-Native Plant Control Workshop Thursday Trade Show ONLY Friday Trade Show ONLY Thursday AND Friday Trade Show Student (Trade Show ONLY Thursday and Friday) Success Address: Jim Mathis Standards Manual, includes shipping Ornamental & Turf Training Manual, includes shipping Membership Special: $100 OFF Membership for ONE YEAR!

MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL: Register for WINTERgreen now, and get your first year of GGIA membership at $100 off! � Yes � No Purchase any full or half day seminar and receive FREE admission to the trade show on that day! ATTENTION:

• Pre-registration forms must be postmarked by Jan. 6, 2012 to receive Early Bird prices. • Refunds must by requested in writing and post-marked by Jan. 6, 2012. No registration fees refunded after Jan. 6. • All registration forms postmarked or faxed after Jan. 6 will be charged full price. NO EXCEPTIONS! Forms postmarked or processed after January 13 will not be processed. You will have to register on-site. • Register by going online to, calling the GGIA staff at 706-632-0100, faxing this page to 706-632-0300, or mailing form and payment to: GGIA, P.O. Box 369, Epworth, GA 30541

Partnership. It’s necessary for any business to flourish. is no different.

That’s why GGIA has established a new program for industry supporters to give financially to the association. The Sustainable Partnership Program is designed to be an ongoing program affording the industry the opportunity to make contributions to GGIA. In return for their generous support, program participants will receive recognition in a series of unique marketing and advertising mediums. Your participation in the program and the resulting exposure for your business will demonstrate to your peers and colleagues your dedication to the mission of GGIA. For more information, please visit or call 706-632-0100. Levels of Participation Founder: $10,000 and above • Champion: $5000 - $9999 Guarantor: $2500 - $4999 • Guardian: $1000 - $2499 Patron: $500 - $999 • Sponsor: $250 - $499• Friend: $100 - $250

GGIA Partnership in Sustainabiliy Pledge Card

d Yes! I support the work of GGIA and commit my pledge to the GGIA Sustainability Program. Name: ____________________________ Company: ___________________________________ Address: ___________________________ City: ___________________ State: ____ Zip: ______ Phone: __________________ E-mail: ________________________ Pledge $_______________ Please mail this form to: GGIA Partnership in Sustainability, P.O. Box 369, Epworth, GA 30541. GGIA will contact you about payment, call 706-632-0100 for more information.

GGIA Benefits and Testimonials Benefits of Membership

WINTERgreen Testimonials

• GGIA is divided into nine chapters (by region) so that every member has a chance to participate in meetings held by individual chapters that cover current events, up-to-date horticulture and agriculture information, DOT regulations, etc. All meetings are open to the public, and some meetings even offer CEUs.

“In today’s economic times, a reliable and dependable customer is invaluable, and what better place to find those businesses than in your own backyard! That’s why we chose GGIA. [2010] was the first year Hamner Tree Farm exhibited with GGIA, and [we] got to experience the transition with them at their new location, the Gwinnett Center. The entire show was a wonderful experience, with a feel of southern comfort throughout the event. It was great to be in our home state, and, honestly, it was a pleasure to be at such a great show. I feel the industry is united more than ever, and GGIA is on its way to becoming the leading trade show in the southeast. The vibe at last year’s show proved to me that we as “Georgia” never lost our pulse and will be back at center stage again.” - Luke Hamner, Hamner Tree Farm

• GGIA has a dedicated legislative relations staff focusing on issues that impact YOUR business. • With all the events GGIA holds, networking with other industry leaders, potential customers, and supply sources is made easy. • GGIA gives timely and weekly updates on industry news and compliance issues with E-Newsletters and Legislative Updates. • The association offers an endorsed insurance program with BB&T Insurance Services to give your small business the clout and access to services usually reserved for larger corporations. • GGIA offers certification programs that set your business apart from the crowd by letting your customers know that you are an educated professional. • From legislation to economic problems, GGIA and its members stand with a united voice on the issues that impact ALL segments of the industry. • Georgia premier horticulture conference, the WINTERgreen show, gets even better for GGIA members! Not only is it the biggest profiting opportunity in Georgia, but GGIA members get special discounts on booth pricing, up to $200! • Every year, GGIA gives away a scholarship to a future leader of the industry. Going to school? It could be you! • GGIA has an industry awards program that recognizes projects and individuals that set the standards for excellence in the industry.

“I consider my membership in GGIA to be one of the BEST INVESTMENTS I have made in 25 years in the green industry.” -May C Brown, EarthKind Landscapes, Inc. 14

“Early in January each year, I begin to look forward to the WINTERgreen show and workshops. It is an opportunity to renew old friendships and to make new ones, to see new plant introductions, and to anticipate what will be available to us in the future, and to talk in depth with vendors who are or will become partners with our landscape company. Everyone who works for our company has the opportunity to attend workshops, and we choose different classes so that we can share information. I have found that no matter how much I know about a subject, I have never failed to learn something new. WINTERgreen is, for me, the perfect cure for the winter blahs and the perfect start to a new season.” - May C Brown, EarthKind Landscapes, Inc.

Membership Application

MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL: Register for WINTERgreen now, and get your first year of GGIA membership at $100 off! VALID THROUGH FEB. 15, 2012

Applicant’s Company Name_________________________________________________ Principal Contact Name___________________________________ Street Address ____________________________________________________ Mailing Address ________________________________________________ City _____________________________ State ________ Zip ____________ County ___________________ Referred by ____________________________ Phone:___________________________ Fax:___________________________ E-mail:________________________________________________________ Website:_______________________________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________________________

MEMBERSHIP DIVISIONS Circle which division(s) apply to you: Floriculture




Sales & Marketing



Please check all features below that apply to your business: ( ) Retail Grower

( ) Garden Center

( ) Instructor

( ) Turf

( ) Equipment

( ) Ext. Agent

( ) Maintenance

( ) Student

( ) Supplier

( ) Landscape

( ) Wholesale Grower

Other: ___________________________________

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ANNUAL DUES Choose only one category. Prices are totals for one year.

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Active Membership See Location Chart Below ( ) Out-of-State Membership $200 Open to all firms, corporations, or Open to firms not located in the state of individuals actively involved in the green Georgia. A firm who qualifies may choose be a industry. 1 per firm. Active members Charter, Active, Allied member, or choose the have voting priviledges in association affairs. lower cost Out-of-State membership. Out-ofState members are non-voting members in the ( ) 1-5 Locations $225 per location/year $125! association affairs. ( ) 6-11 Locations $1125/year ( ) 12-20 Locations $2000/year ( ) 21-35 Locations $3000/year ( ) 36+ Locations

$3050/year plus $50

per location greater than 36. For voting purposes please fill out names below: Appointed voting member: ____________________ Alternate voting member: ____________________ ( )

Associate Membership $50 Open to EMPLOYEES of a CHARTER, ACTIVE, ALLIED, OR OUT-OF-STATE member. Associate members are non-voting members in association affairs.

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Educational and Student Membership $50 Open to extension, teaching, research personnel, and students engaged in the pursuit of activities relating to the green industry. Educational members are non-voting members in the association affairs.

IRS 1994 regulations disallow the portion of dues used for lobbying expenses. Due to this regulation, 90% of your dues may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor. Contributions or gifts to the Georgia Green Industry Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions; however, they may be tax deductible as ordinary business expenses.


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WINTERGREEN 2012 January 25-27 Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA

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