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ProGreen Expo

ProGreen EXPO is the only green industry conference in the Rocky Mountain Region of its kind. More than 6,000 green industry professionals gather every year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to gain vital knowledge and skills to improve business, educate employees and discover the latest information for the upcoming season. There are many sessions to choose from, the following are just two examples.

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Just some of the many talks given are listed below. For a full listing of talks and events go to ProGreen EXPO .

Plant This, Not That: A Guide to Gardening with Colorado Native Plants

Selection and care of Colorado native plants can be a challenge because many people are not familiar with their maintenance requirements and ornamental characteristics. This session will list well-known, non-native plants and feature their ideal Colorado native alternatives and some of the differences in care and maintenance of native plants. Check Schedule

Habitat Friendly Landscape Maintenance Guidelines

As more people become aware and interested in the importance of creating pollinator/wildlife habitat in the designed landscape, there is more demand on the Green Industry to design, install and maintain it properly.  However, industry standards do not necessarily follow the maintenance practices necessary to ensure high quality habitat. Check Schedule

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.