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  • 15 July 2020

    IPPS ER Names New Staff

    The IPPS-ER is pleased to announce the selection of Stephanie Stockton, owner of SMS Meetings & Events, LLC as its new Executive Secretary-Treasurer. The selection was made after a national search and selection process.“I was impressed with Stephanie's interview and subsequent meetings," said Dr. ...

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  • 15 June 2020

    ​SO LONG ... FOR NOW!

    Margot Bridgen, the IPPS Eastern Region Executive Secretary-Treasurer retires after 26 years of exemplary service. Click HERE to read her parting thoughts.

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  • 15 May 2020

    2020 Conference Cancelled

    In keeping with the IPPS tradition of putting our members first, the IPPS-ER Board has decided to postpone our 2020 Annual Conference scheduled for Hamilton, Ontario in September. It was a hard decision, especially since one of the key attractions of the IPPS-ER conference is the chance to socialize...

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  • 10 April 2020

    COVID-19 Letter

    I hope you are all doing well in this time of uncertainty. It's a much different world than we were expecting this spring and while we are hopeful for a speedy conclusion; the fact is that we are likely just beginning. How this will affect our fall conference is yet to be decided. The IPPS board wan...

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  • 20 March 2020

    Botanical Garden Pre-Tour in Hamilton

    There will be a choice of two full day Pre-Tours on Sept. 23 at our Hamilton conference.  One option, the Botanical Garden Pre-tour, will visit three beautiful yet very different gardens: Whistling Gardens in Wilsonville, Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington and Gage Park ...

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  • 20 March 2020

    Nursery Pre-Tour in Hamilton

    Nursery Pre-Tour:We will head southwest from Hamilton for this full day tour on Wednesday, September 23rd to visit three unique nursery operations:Hillen Nursery in Mount Brydges, Canadale Nurseries in St. Thomas, and Norview Gardens in Norwich. Hillen NurseryHillen Nursery is located 20 minute...

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  • 3 December 2019

    Win Dunwell Elected Eastern Region President

    Win Dunwell was elected Eastern Region President at the 2019 Eastern Region annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin in October. He attended meetings of the eastern and southern region as a college student and a non-member. He became a member of the southern region initially but was convinced by Bob M...

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  • 11 November 2019

    David Thompson Honored with Fellow Award

    W. David Thompson (left with Recognition Chair Brian Maynard) has been named a Fellow of the IPPS Eastern Region.  David is  President of Foxborough Nursery in Street, Maryland.  The Fellow Award is presented to members who exhibit exemplary service to the Society and to the adva...

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  • 11 November 2019

    Ron Amos Receives Region's Top Honor

    The 2019 Award of Merit was presented to Ron Amos (on the right in the photo), President of Evergreen Nursery in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on October 17, 2019. Ron joined IPPS in 1984 and received the Fellow Award in 2006. He was President of the Eastern Region in 2014 and has served on no less than 1...

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  • 18 September 2019

    Lions, Tigers and Plants – Oh, my! Cincinnati Zoo Area Meeting Recap

    The IPPS Area Meeting held at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on August 20th attracted 40 eager attendees.Everyone enjoyed wide ranging talks from Rick Grazzini from Garden Genetics, Ben Hughes from AG 3, Steve Foltz from the Zoo, Brian Decker, and Valerie Pence and Meghan Philpot from CREW (C...

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