A great way to see what fellow professionals are doing in the field, literally. It's a tour-packed day with lots of opportunity to network and learn something new or different.
Please join us for the Fall Tour! Following are some of the highlights of the event and the new additions this year! You won't want to miss this opportunity to rejuvenate, reconnect with fellow MNLA members, and share new ideas.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:
CPP EXAM: The CPP Exam will begin at 9:00 am at Caras Nursery at 2727 S. Third St W, Missoula, MT. Registration is due by August 31. You may register on-line at www.plantingmontana.com.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: 9 Hole Tournament at Linda Vista Golf Course beginning at 1:00 pm. (No previous golf experience required in order to play!)
NONGOLFERS: Enjoy a tour of beautiful Missoula area gardens. Meet at Marchie's Nursery at 1845 S. 3rd St W at 1:00 pm to join the carpool.
DINNER: Following the tournament enjoy the Tour Kick-Off Dinner dinner at Caras Nursery at 5:00 pm. All tour attendees are encouraged to attend. Vendor booths and equipment demonstrations will be set up throughout the nursery. Enjoy live music over dinner in the peaceful setting of the new pergola.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16:
When & Where: The 2016 Fall Tour will take place in Missoula on Friday, September 16, 2016.
Bus transportation will be available at the Red Lion Inn with departure at 8:00 am.
Tour Sites will include:
Native American Studies Garden at the University of Montana - Build and landscaped in 2007, the Native American Studies Center features thousands of bunch grasses along with a great variety of native forbs and shrubs. Species selection was made with an emphasis of importance to Native culture. The garden suffered from neglect initially, but has since been taken over by native plant and ecological expert, Marilyn Marler, and has become an outstanding demonstration garden.
Ten Spoon - A Montana Vineyard + Winery - Visitors to downtown Missoula do a double take when told that minutes away they can stroll into Ten Spoon where winemaking and tasting take place side-by-side in a stylish barn. We will enjoy a tour of the vineyard and winery.
View several beautiful local private gardens - one being the Veazey Garden. Nestled in the University area at the base of Mount Sentinal, this charming backyard garden is enclosed by a decade's old Blue Spruce hedge and features lots of color, dwarf conifer, a basalt column fountain and micro shade garden area.
Benson Farm - Benson Farms started as a dairy/sugar beet farm in 1900 by Otto Benson. Grandson Bruce transitioned the farm over to raising vegetables, fruit trees, and 5 greenhouses of annual bedding plants. In August, locals flock in for their Sweet Corn. You won't want to miss this stop and enjoy the fruits of the labor of this innovative entrepreneur.
TO REGISTER: You may register on-line at www.plantingmontana.com , by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Jyl Story at 406-755-3079. Please register by September 1.
We look forward to seeing you there!