Wilsonville, Ore. (August 7, 2017) – Farwest 2017, Aug. 23-25 in Portland, Ore., welcomes two of the country’s leading plant authorities, Daniel Hinkley and Sean Hogan, to deliver seminars on plants particularly suited for the landscape and gardens of the Pacific Northwest.
Hinkley, Director of Heronswood Garden and The Gardens of Windcliff, will present two seminars during Farwest. His first, ‘Underutilized Plants for the Northwest Landscape’, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Room 113-114, will explore an inventory of understated plants that can provide stellar performance in Northwest gardens. In a second seminar, ‘The Dry Lush; Drought Tolerant Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens’, set for Thursday, Aug. 24, 8:30-9-:30 a.m., Room B110-112, Hinkley will showcase plants that provide remarkable foliage, flowers, fruit and bark throughout the year in the modified Mediterranean climate of the Northwest.
In 1987, Hinkley and his partner, Robert L. Jones, founded Heronswood Nursery, devoted to rare and unusual plants. He currently resides in Indianola, Wash. where he is in the process of his latest endeavor, the Gardens of Windcliff, which overlooks the Puget Sound and is composed of many varied garden spaces, a large greenhouse, raised beds, and a generous potager for research in edibles. He is currently working on three books related to the span of his efforts and experiences in horticulture.
Hogan, owner of Cistus Design Nursery, delivers his talk, ‘Plants for Now and the Future’, Thursday, Aug. 24, 3:30-4:30p, Room B113-114. He will share examples of trees, shrubs, and perennials particularly suited for the current garden environment of the Pacific Northwest.
At Cistus Design Nursery, Hogan shares the joys of plants through education, outreach, and enthusiasm. He serves the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon as director of collections. He is also curator of the University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden, in charge of the Australian, New Zealand, Canary Island and South African Collections. Hogan designed the New Zealand Forest Plant Collection at the University of Washington Arboretum. He is an accomplished author, with his third book with Timber Press, due out this year.
For complete information on all Education Seminars (registration required), free mini-sessions, and general information on Farwest 2017, visit www.FarwestShow.com.
Farwest 2017 offers Spanish translated and Spanish-only education on aspects of nursery plant production including class credit
Farwest will also offer unique educational opportunities with a program designed around the particular needs of the Hispanic workforce. Attendees will find eight informative hours of Spanish translated and Spanish-only education related to various topics relevant to nursery and greenhouse production.
A key component of the Farwest education track includes a pesticide re-certification class available per day earning 2 credit hours and available for three days of classes earning 6 credit hours.
“This aspect of our Education program demonstrates Farwest’s commitment to raising the bar for everyone in the industry,” says Allan Niemi, director of events for the Oregon Association of Nurseries. “We want to provide learning that helps companies and individuals succeed. Our Spanish-focused seminars set a standard for horticulture trade shows.”