The nursery industry is coming to Portland this week to “Find It All” at the 2014 Farwest Trade Show, and there certainly will be a lot to see.
The show itself may not get underway until Thursday, but people started arriving in town on Sunday night and Monday morning, and for good reason. It’s a chance to visit nurseries and take part in pre-expo events:
- Tuesday morning kicked off the all-new Equipment Innovation Day. You can see new nursery production equipment side-by-side in a production environment at two nurseries (Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas, and Bountiful Farms & Nursery). Click here for schedule and registration info.
- On Wednesday will be the Farwest Tours. The show is offering two tours. Tour #2, Growing Excellence, has already sold out, but we’ll offer coverage right here. This tour will visit Youngblood Nursery Inc., Carlton Plants LLC and Monrovia. There are still a few spots open on Tour #1, Creating Landscapes. This tour will explore good design, visiting Cistus Nursery as well as Nike World Headquarters and a private garden.
On Thursday, the seminars begin at 8 a.m. and the expo floor opens for business at noon. This year’s show has more than 50 new exhibitors, as well as numerous new features designed to help you stay on the cutting edge. Organizers report that presold tickets are up, indicating that show interest is high.
As the week goes on, www.DiggerMagazine.com will be a good place to catch updates. We will update regularly with Farwest-related content, so you can re-experience the highlights and catch up on what you missed. You can also follow @DiggerMag and @FarwestShow on Twitter, and also follow hashtag #FarwestShow on Twitter. Finally, of course, there’s the new Farwest Trade Show app, available for iPhone and Android devices.