Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maritime Provinces, Ontario, Quebec

Considering the distance between our region and Vancouver, the turnout at the ASCFG National Conference in November was impressive. Over 15 members were present at our Regional Meeting during the conference. Chris Wien, at the meeting, graciously volunteered to get the ball rolling on a Northeast Regional Meeting this summer. We are tentatively scheduling it for Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in Ithaca, New York. The meeting would be coordinated time-wise with the Cornell Floriculture Open House and Field Days which we could attend on Wednesday.
    
To quote from an email from Chris Wien: “[A] huge perennials collection would be of interest to the cut flower growers. We will also have some cut flower trials at another research farm near Cornell this coming summer, in which we will be comparing high tunnel with outdoor production, and growing one of John Dole’s annuals trials.”
    
We will schedule talks and informal discussion groups as well as arrange for visits to cut flower operations. Please contact me at [email protected] with ideas or if you would like to be on an email list for our region. Updated information will also be on the ASCFG website.

Ed Pincus

Ed Pincus Third Branch Flower, LLC Box 72 111 Pincus Road Roxbury, VT 056690072 phone (802) 485-8428 fax (802) 485-8429 [email protected]