About Green & Growin’
Green & Growin’ is is one of the largest member-owned green industry events in the Southeast. The three-day education conference and two-day trade show is a staple for professionals in the green industry seeking both certification credits and business promotion in one weeklong event. The show is presented by North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association every January.
The education conference provides training, specialty seminars and workshops led by industry experts. Attendees can earn continuing education credits (CEUs) toward state and national accreditation in seven disciplines, including landscape, irrigation, pesticide and forestry.
In 2021, the education program was online with more than 400 attendees taking advantage of the flexibility of virtual learning.
100+ Hours of Business Education
250+ CEUs Available
8 Specialty & Certification Classes
8 Education Tracks
“In my case the education sessions are very informative, and I am able to get multiple CEUs in a single class. If I plan it right, I can get all the CEUs I need for the year for my licenses.”
Stephen Q. Brown, City of Salisbury
“It’s a great place to obtain your credits in the slow season. Also, the networking events are a great place to talk with your competition and discuss common problems and solutions.”
Matthew Hubbard, Southern Garden, Inc.
“Solid organization, herding a crowd of attendees from every corner. Not your usual business suits attending, like most conventions. Kudos.”
Michael Lamar, Trees2Go.com
MARKETPLACE TRADE SHOW
The Marketplace trade show features more than 375 exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada showcasing a broad range of plant materials, tools, equipment and landscape supplies. In 2020, two receptions were added to provide additional networking opportunities for vendors and attendees.
29 U.S. States & 3 Canadian Provinces Represented
“They had a lot of good vendors. My crew had a good time.”
Richard Coffey, Davidson Landscape Nursery
“Great variety of vendors and products, met some potential new suppliers for my Bonsai business, and saw some new products that I had not seen before.”
Carl Maxwell, President, Bonsai Max Inc, Lancaster, SC
“It’s a great place to see what’s out there and meet the people who are providing the goods and services.”
Phil Beaumont, Johnston Community College Horticulture, Instructor