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Advanced Studies in Professional Horticulture
This winter Mike Novotny, one of Carroll County Landscape’s installation foremen, attended a four – one day per week course that is part of the Advanced Studies in Professional Horticulture program offered by the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  The course is called ‘Resilient Landscapes in Built Environments’. This new in-depth program is designed to provide advanced and comprehensive content to support landscape practitioners in reaching the next level.  Mike has started on the first course ‘Design and Structural Components’.  The four segments are Ecological Design for Resilience, Applied Soils: Restore and Engineer, Systematic Solutions to Water Management and Sustainable Materials: Site Specific Features and Applications.  Carroll County Landscape is excited to be sending Mike as part of the company professional development program they provide for their employees.  Mike will have the opportunity to utilize what he learns over the four weeks in the many landscape projects he is involved in with Carroll County Landscape. 

Great Waters Music Festival
This past year Carroll County Landscape participated in the summer fundraising event in Wolfeboro.  Our gardening crew grew, arranged and assembled the live centerpieces for each table and some entrance containers for the event.  We were proud to donate plants and the effort of our staff for such a worthy community group.

MNLA Green Industry Winter Forum
David Alessandroni attended the ‘Dreams & Solutions’ educational conference put on by the MA Nursery and Landscape Association.  The event was held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough Massachusetts in February.  Some of the educational sessions David attended were ‘Power Couples: Perennial Pairings for Jaw Dropping Gardens and Containers’, ‘Principles of Dry Stone Walls’ and ‘Adding Pizzaz to the Humdrum Landscape: 36 Inspiring Plants’.  The final presentation for the day was by the keynote speaker for the event, Brie Arthur.  It was titled The Foodscape Revolution – Urban Living.  The education and exhibits were fantastic.  It was a great opportunity to learn from the finest in the industry and prepare for the 2020 season.

End of year luncheon
Group photo of staff at end of season luncheon and cookie swap at Wontons Chinese restaurant in Wakefield.  A delicious lunch followed by our cookie swap.  Everyone contributes a dish of homemade cookies made the night before from their own special recipe.  Awesome treat for your sweet tooth.

New equipment enclosure
Purchased and installed last fall by our staff – a new vinyl hoop enclosure for winter storage of our wood chipper and bark blower.  This serves as the garage for our bark blower during the summer to keep it dry on inclement days.

Carroll County Crock Pot Cook-off!
After such an amazing first year in 2018 the crock pot cook-off was once again held as one of the fall events put on by the staff of Carroll County Landscape A fun, now annual event - The Carroll County Landscape chili and soup Cook-Off. Winning entry was from Jess Buccella. A close second went to Tom Brown, defending champion from 2018. All chili's and soups were absolutely awesome!! Special thanks go to our chef/judge, Bob Simmons.  Bob also participates as chef extraordinaire at our monthly barbecues held at our shop and sometimes Albee Beach during our landscape season.

NHLA Winter Conference
The staff of Carroll County Landscape attended three Exceptional conferences over the winter and spring of 2020.  Included in the group of conferences were the NHLA/NHPGA/ UNH Coop. Ext. Joint Winter Conference that is held each year in January at the Grappone Center in Concord.  The event features educational sessions as well as a small trade show. 

Next up was the NH Arborists Association Spring Meeting.  A large crowd was in attendance for the featured speaker, Michael Dirr, who gave two presentations to a very intent audience.  Michael Dirr is a renowned plantsman and writer of Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.  The go-to plant guide for professional landscapers, growers, nursery and garden center professionals as well as arborists.  

Third in a line of educational events was the NHLA/NH Extension 2020 Spring Landscape Conference.  This is a daylong educational event that provides a chance for learning as well as networking within the landscape community.  The timing of this event makes for great stimulation right before the season opens up.  Those in attendance from Carroll County Landscape included Jan Bicknell, Tom Brown, Jess Buccella, Ron Lewis, Tyrrell Nickerson, Mike Novotny, Tim Ross and Patti Thomas.

Wolfeboro Festival of Trees 
Once again our gardening crew outdid themselves.  This year’s entry was a snowman covered Christmas tree.  It was quite an attraction.

One of our hoop houses
Just before planting time we receive deliveries and have a 100’ hoop house chock full of colorful annuals.

Winter Greens
Our gardening crew created some beautiful displays using winter greens and winterberries for some of our landscape accounts.

Carroll County Landscape, Inc.   P.O. Box 237  Wolfeboro Falls, NH  03896   Phone:  (603) 569-2013  Fax:  (603) 569-2013