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Welcome to Canada!

Attendance for this event is limited to 75. After registration, no refunds can be made.  


Copies of both Postharvest Handling of Cut Flowers and Greens and Woody Cut Stems will be for sale at the meeting - no need to pay for postage and handling!

U.S. registration here.  Canadian registration here.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the ASCFG at the
Casablanca Winery Inn in Grimsby.

To make a reservation, please call (905) 309-7171 or (877) 446-5746
before the cutoff date of Thursday, July 6 at 12:00 noon.

Passports required for entrance into Canada. 


Monday, August 7

8:30 a.m.

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tour Green Park Nurseries
430 Metler Road, Ridgeville

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual tour of Green Park’s other farms

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (included with registration fee)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Karl Vahrmeyer Jr., Green Park Nurseries
Woodies: which ones should I grow and how long before I can sell them?

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Kees Van Schaik
Anemone and ranunculus production

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Sarah Nixon, My Luscious Backyard, Toronto
Urban growing, Toronto style!

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
ill DeReus, L.M. Bolle & Sons, Norwich
Perfect peony production

6:00 p.m.
Meet in lobby of Casablanca Winery Inn for evening activities, planned by attendees via social networking

Tuesday, August 8


8:30 a.m. 

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Tour Wendalane Farms, 5998 Canborough Road, Wellandport

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Jenn Feddema and Bob Gerryts, Wendalane Farms
Farmers’ markets veterans

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Melanie Harrington, Dahlia May Flower Farm, Trenton
Make your social media accounts bloom!

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on your own and drive on your own to La Primavera Farms, Dundas

Wellandport Market & Deli is just down the road from La Primavera; grab some sandwiches for the road.

1:30 p.m.
La Primavera Farms, 221 Middletown Road, Dundas

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Jessica Dreyer, Fleurish Design Studio, Niagara
Wanna Do “I Do’s”, But How?

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Carole Charbonneau, Flower Towne, Sudbury
Floral design demonstration

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Natasa Kajganic, Toronto Flower Market

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Self-guided walking tour of La Primavera

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BBQ dinner at La Primavera

Wednesday, August 9

10:00 a.m.
Optional on-your-own
tour of the Ontario Flower Growers Auction