All Association gardens in the Mid-Atlantic are encouraged to take advantage of this no-cost professional development opportunity!
Attendees will learn how to interpret signs and symptoms of different kinds of plant pests and diseases and work more efficiently with diagnosticians and regulatory officials to stop serious threats. We will also debut new Sentinel Plant Network resources for front line horticulturists and plant health care professionals including scouting alerts, monitoring checklists, identification aids and train-the-trainer materials. The workshop will also include an overview of the program's educational outreach materials and guidance on how to integrate them into your garden.
There is no cost to join the Sentinel Plant Network and once your organization has completed the program's Letter of Support, it is eligible to send up to two staff to participate in this training. They will not have to pay a registration fee and we will reimburse transportation expenses and hotel accommodations on the night of April 25.
Here's what you need to do...
1. Submit our online workshop application (link located below). Spaces are limited so don't delay!
2. We will review your application and check your enrollment in the Network. If it's determined that your organization has yet to complete a Letter of Support for the program, Plant Protection Program Manager, Dan Stern, will email you with additional instructions.
3. Dan will also inform you as to whether or not your workshop application has been accepted and provide further guidance on how to register for the event so please be sure that you add his email (below) to your "safe" list.
“What an informative and well executed workshop! I feel that I learned so much, and met many great people. I also feel inspired to be as involved as I can, and to help others become involved to help combat the pests and diseases threatening our natural areas.”
- Anonymous workshop attendee
CLICK HERE TO APPLY or contact Dan Stern (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.