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Attention Rhode Island Landscapers/LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by FerrisDiesel, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    Good luck with the pesticide class. Bring a HUGEEEEE coffee cause its insanely boring! But its pretty easy so nothing to worry about.

    Wahoo!! My 500th post :cool2::cool2::cool2::cool2::drinkup::drinkup:
  2. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    Thanks -- ain't you be styling!:walking::walking::walking::cool2:
  3. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    stylin and profile'n
  4. M & L

    M & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    might make it to the ne grow show after all?

    and im intersted in the crown plaza seminars

    greg you going
  5. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    Here is the info for the Plaza

    Creating Opportunity: Surfing the Wave of Change with Resilience
    Winter Meeting Schedule:
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    9:00 a.m. Welcome: Janet Coit, Director of RI Department of Environmental Management
    9:15 a.m. Scientific Foundation of Sustainability: Tom Wessels
    For 3.5 billion years life has not only sustained itself, but has thrived on this planet. To create sustainable systems we don’t need to reinvent the wheel, we need only to embrace the foundational scientific principles that govern sustainability in all living systems. This presentation covers three of these foundational principles: the law of limits to growth, the second law of thermodynamics and its relationship to entropy, and the law of self-organization. Examples of how these laws work in the natural world will be used to show how they can be applied to human systems like a community or an economy.
    Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master’s degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. He is the current chair of The Center for Whole Communities that fosters inclusive communities that are strongly rooted in place and where all people, regardless of income, race, or background, have access to and a healthy relationship with land. Tom has conducted landscape level workshops throughout the United States for more than 30 years. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape. Pesticide credit, NOFA credit, RICH Credit
    10:30 a.m. Growers Panel Growers share what they are doing to survive this economic down-turn. Pat Hogan graduated from the URI Turf School in 1998. He has worked with SODCO Inc. for the past 30 years, the last 10 years as sales manager. He is a past president New England Sod Producers, past president RINLA, member of GCSACC, GCSA-NE, RIGCSA, MNLA, MLCP, CCLA, NESTMA, NE Grows and also serves on the RI Turfgrass Foundation’s Advisory Board.
    Alan Muoio is owner of Forest Hills Nurseries in Cranston, RI.
    Harry Chase is Sales Manager of Chase Farms in Portsmouth, RI. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is the founding chairman of the RI Greenhouse Growers Association. He served as RINLA Education Committee Chairman in 2000.
    Noon Lunch and Presentations
    1:00 p.m. Marketing in a Time of Change: Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi of Cardi’s Furniture
    Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi (NIROPE) will have a short discussion about marketing and the history of Cardi’s Furniture. They will then open the session for questions to help attendees market their businesses successfully.
    Cardi’s Furniture has been in business since 1928 and is owned and operated by the 3rd generation of the original founder. Nick, Ron and Pete Cardi have kept the company growing at an aggressive rate despite the economy.
    2:30 p.m. Social Media Ed Forer will discuss building your company’s Web site
    Katrina White will discuss guerrilla marketing techniques
    2:30 p.m. Storm water regulations, NEMO: Caitlin Chaffee, CRMC
    3:45 p.m. Reception and RINLA Annual Meeting
    Wednesday January 25, 2012
    9:00 a.m. Gardening with a Purpose – C.L. Fornari
    As landscape professionals we deal with clients with unrealistic expectations, a hectic planting season, too much or too little rain, and the latest insect invaders. Given all of this, it’s easy to lose track of what our business truly means. From beautifully designed landscapes to the ways we solve problems, this talk celebrates the reasons our work is important. C.L. Fornari is a landscape consultant, author, speaker, and host of GardenLine heard on WXTK every Saturday morning. She runs the design and garden coaching services at Hyannis Country Garden, an independent garden center on Cape Cod, and oversees their event planning and educational programs.
    10:30 a.m. URI Updates Peggy Siligato will discuss chemical storage, record keeping. Kate Venturini will discuss Rhody Native, professional trainings (Residential Rain Garden Training, Invasive Plant Management Certification Program, etc.) Dr. Richard Casagrande will give an insect and disease update
    Heather Faubert will talk about the new insect pest spotted wing Drosophila and how this pertains to landscapers. She will also give an update on winter moths and winter moth biological control.
    Pesticide credit
    Noon Lunch and Presentations
    1:00 p.m. ‘Policy and Politics’ – Discussion of legislation concerns
    Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski, RI District 37 Ken Ayars, RI DEM Div. of Agriculture Al Bettencourt, RI Farm Bureau
    2:30 p.m. Mammal Control – Mammal identification and control in the landscape.
    Peggy Soligato, Narragansett Pest Control, Pesticide credit
    2:30 p.m. Low Chemical Lawn Treatments and Using Natives
    Wendy Ferguson, Save the Bay Pesticide credit
  6. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    Hey guys just wanted to throw you a heads up before i put it on CL. I have a 60 watt hide a way strobe system for sale, 4 bulbs with cables. Everything works i just decided to get a 6 head unit instead. $150 let me know if anyone is interested

  7. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,142

    What brand is it?
  8. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,441

    Crime stopper. Its a nova with a different label on it
  9. lmlawn

    lmlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 103

    hey if anyone is interested in a landscape trailer I have a 6x12 for sale...it has a custom box that just needs the expandable metal installed, it also has a trimmer rack that holds 2 weed wackers....I am looking for $900

    but if anyone has a wright stander 48 or 52 inch I am willing to trade the trailer and a 48 inch lesco hydro walk behind.

    let me know, I can send/upload pictures
  10. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
    Posts: 1,041

    does it have brakes!

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