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Down to Earth: Annual Summer Conference & Trade Show
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Down to Earth: Annual Summer Conference & Trade Show


When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Where: Wachusett Mountain
41 Mile Hill Road
Westminster, Massachusetts  01473
United States
Rena Sumner

Phone: 413-369-4731

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.


If you are in the green industry, you won't want to miss this great opportunity for education, re-certification and networking! Take advantage of Solution Central with our exhibitors for new ideas and cutting edge information that will put you steps ahead of your competitors!

Summer is for vacations and all things fun. For green industry professionals it’s a great time to take stock and learn about new products, trends and business solutions.

Download a printer-friendly pdf of the brochure for more information.

Exhibitors: download the guidelines for setting up your booth and other information. 


  • Meet our speakers
  • Book signing
  • Lunch is available for three hours—grab a bite at your leisure
  • Enjoy a chair lift ride to the summit
  • Grab a beer and enjoy music by T.J. & The Peepers
  • Catch up with friends
  • Demonstration programs promise to be a lively plus to your conference experience


Mount Wachusett is a popular hiking and skiing destination. An automobile road, open spring to fall, ascends the summit. Views from the top include Mount Monadnock to the north, Mount Greylock to the west,southern Vermont to the northwest, and Boston to the east.


The 2017 Educational Program will be dynamic and innovative with expanded hands-on demonstrations.

  • Challenge yourself with the MCH sponsored Plant I.D.
  • NEW First Aid Certification
  • Get dirty as you “try out” the latest and greatest equipment and tools.
  • Have fun while learning about new products and plants offered by our exhibitors. New demonstration programs promise to be a lively plus to your conference experience.


2 MCH Credits for attendance
1 MCLP Credit for Safety - First Aid Safety Course
1 MCH Credit - Plant I.D. Quiz - 8 am -10 am *Must score a 70 or higher to earn
1 CSP Credit - Nuts and bolts of successful snow removal

Session A 8:30–9:30am

Disease & Insect Walk
License credits are valid for: 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 37, CORE (L000), Dealer (D000)

Session D 1:30–2:30pm

Pests on the Radar for 2017 Nurseries & Landscapes
License credits are valid for: 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, CORE (L000), Dealer (D000)

Download our event brochure for more information on all educational sessions, demos and more!


  • Registration/Breakfast sponsor (2 available)—$500
  • Breakout Session sponsor (6 available)—$500
  • Keynote sponsor (2 available)—$1,500
  • Wachusett Mountain Chair Lift sponsor (2 available)—$750 or be exclusive for $1,000
  • Afternoon Network sponsor (2 available)—$750

All sponsors receive logo on signage and conference materials. Summer Conference sponsors supporting for $500 or more receive one (1) free registration; $1,000 or more receive two (2) free registrations.


Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc.

Thank you to Ahronian Landscaping & Design, Inc. for
their exclusive sponsorship of the chair lift.


Ballard Truck Center

Thank you to Ballard Truck Center for their
breakfast sponsorship.


Snow & Ice Management Association

Thank you to the Snow & Ice Management Association for sponsoring The Nuts & Bolts of Successful Snow Removal session.


Recommendations for accommodations

Double Tree by Hilton
Leominster, MA 01453
Ask for sales department: (978) 534-9000

Colonial Hotel
Gardner, MA 01440
Ask for sales department: (978) 630-2500

DISCLAIMER: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of MNLA and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Submission of the registration form acknowledges acceptance of this provision.


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