DOWNERS GROVE, November 22, 2012: After an eight year absence, All-America Selections is returning to the Niagara Peninsula for the annual AAS Summer Summit. This year’s event will be held from August 12-14, 2013 with The Waterfront Hotel in Burlington serving as the host hotel.
This event is an opportunity for breeders, brokers/distributors, mail order seed companies, seed packet companies, growers, retailers, AAS Display Gardens, AAS Trial Judges, garden writers and trade media to network and learn more about recent AAS Winners and varieties that are currently being trialed by the AAS Judges.
The tentative schedule is:
Monday, August 12 – Welcome reception at the Burlington Waterfront Hotel, Burlington, Ontario
Tuesday, August 13 – Tours and trial observations at Stokes Seed, JVK and Vineland Research Station in the St. Catherines area. The night will end with dinner and wine tasting at a local winery.
Wednesday, August 14 – Tours and trial observations at William Dam Seeds in Dundas and the University of Guelph in Guelph. Then a late afternoon tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton followed by the annual AAS Awards banquet, also held at RBG.
Online registration will open on May 1, 2013 at http://www.aaswinners.com/meetings/index.cfm
All-America Selections was founded in 1932 and continues as the oldest independent plant testing organization in North America. Every year, never-before-sold varieties are trialed in our Trial Grounds where professional horticulturists determine which varieties will be deemed winners based on their garden performance. AAS relies upon a public relations program to inform gardeners about AAS Winners that are announced three times a year.