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  • 14 December 2015

    Tim Brotzman (right) and Win Dunwell Receive Eastern Region Awards

    Each year the IPPS Eastern Region honors its own by presenting the Award of Merit and Fellow Award to deserving member recipients. Tim Brotzman, President of Brotzman’s Nursery in Madison, Ohio, received a standing ovation as he accepted the prestigious IPPS Eastern Region Award of Merit on Septe...

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  • 29 August 2015

    Sharpen Your Focus with IPPS!

    65th Annual Conference ProgramCincinnati, Ohio will be the home of the 2015 Eastern Region Annual Conference running from September 25th- 28th at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The conference is shaping up to be a strong meeting in a historical run of recent great annual venues. The Confer...

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  • 28 August 2015

    Pre-Conference Tours 2015

    We will head north from Cincinnati to the Columbus area on Friday, September 25th with a choice between two pre-conference tour options. While the tours will follow two different paths as the day progresses, both groups will visit Decker's Nursery first thing so that no one misses the demonstrations...

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  • 20 August 2015

    Conference Tour

    The Eastern Region Conference tour will take place Sunday September 27th, 2015. You are in for a real treat in seeing the best horticulture Cincinnati has to offer.Smale Riverfront ParkThe tour will start just minutes away from the hotel at the new, 120 million dollar Smale Riverfront Park. The park...

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  • 15 April 2015

    IPPS International Tour 2015

    The Southern Region of North America will be hosting the 2015 International tour. The tour will begin on October 4, 2015, from New Orleans, LA and conclude October 10, 2015, in Tampa, FL. There will be a full day board meeting for all International board members and an open day for non board member...

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  • 20 December 2014

    China Initiative - November 2014

    International Directors of the IPPS visited China during November 2014 to investigate the possibility of establishing an IPPS China Region and learn more about the pace of change within horticulture in China. The group visited various nurseries and garden centers in the Shanghai and Hangzhou area as...

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  • 6 March 2014

    2014 International Award of Honour

    Congratulations Prof. Robbertse! Prof. Hannes Robbertse from the Southern Africa Region is the proud recipient of the 2014 International Award of Honour.This prestigious award is presented by the International Board with gratitude to acknowledge exceptional and distinguished service to the Soci...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Lewis Charles Chadwick

    L.C. Chadwick was born on August 13, 1902, in Randolph Center, Vermont. He received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Vermont in 1925 and his Ph.D. in Horticulture from Cornell University in 1931. Ohio State University hired L.C. as an Assistant Professor of Horticulture...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Jim Cross

    According to Wayne Mezitt, Jim Cross came to horticulture via a “coat and tie career.” Originally a stock broker, Jim founded the nursery Environmentals in Cutchogue, Long Island and soon turned it into a very successful operation. According to Mezitt, Jim had an ability to take a cutting in Dec...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree William Flemer III

    A third generation nurseryman, William (Bill) Flemer grew up in the Princeton, NJ area. He began his college career in 1942 attending Yale University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters Degree in botany. His college studies were postponed during World War II when he served ...

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