Dixie Region Convention is Rescheduled:
Third Time's a Charm
It is with regret that we have decided to postpone this year’s convention to June 2022. This has been decided in the interest of keeping everybody safe.
For people who have already registered – your checks will be returned and you will need to also cancel your hotel reservation.
I know this is disappointing but on the bright side this will give us an opportunity to plan an even more exciting convention next year. Please save the date and stay safe.
As always, future updates will be posted Dixie Region Convention page and the ETHS Facebook page.
2020-2021-2022 Dixie Hosta Convention Chairman
East Tennessee Hosta Society
AHS Convention Goes Virtual for 2021
News from Tammy Borden, AHS, Executive V.P.
We have a combination of disappointing and exciting news to share. As you know, the pandemic continues to take its toll. Even with the good news of a vaccine rollout, top medical experts continue to recommend limited gatherings, social distancing, masks, and other precautions for the foreseeable future, suggesting that most Americans will not be vaccinated until late summer and that life may not begin to return to a semblance of “normal” until fall of 2021.
Out of concern for the safety of attendees and after being contacted by several members expressing unease over attending a large gathering, the American Hosta Society and the 2021 convention committee in Kalamazoo, Michigan have come to the difficult decision to cancel the in-person convention in June.
While we’re incredibly disappointed that we won’t be able to enjoy the fellowship of friends and other hosta lovers in person, it creates a wonderful opportunity to put on the first-ever virtual AHS convention! The team in Kalamazoo is planning an exciting, action-packed virtual event!
Mark your calendar for July 15–17! The new date allows convention planners to record and produce video of the featured garden tours at their peak. The cost to participate in the 2021 virtual convention will be $49 per household.
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
Tree Sanctuary Certification Program is Back!
Good news! The TUFC Tree Sanctuary Certification Program is back with a slightly different application process. Contact them via email (email@example.com) if interested. You still need to:
Applications accepted twice each year - June 30 and October 31. Applications processed month after the deadline.
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