CEUs Pending Approval by
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association
Georgia Green Industry Association
South Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
and other state association certification programs within the region.
| The Don Shadow Award of Excellence
The Don Shadow Award of Excellence, named for the first recipient, Don O. Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN, will be presented at the Southern Plant Conference to an individual, corporation or organization that has provided exemplary service, leadership and generosity in the development, promotion and use of new and improved landscape plants. Recipients must demonstrate a sincere commitment to and passion for expanding knowledge and use of new and improved plants for the landscape.
In naming the award for Don Shadow, the SNA also recognizes Mr. Shadow as one of the primary driving forces behind the success of the Southern Plant Conference and the program’s commitment to providing top industry plant experts. This year is no exception.
The Don Shadow Award of Excellence will be presented at the 2015 Southern Plant Conference.
Previous award recipients include:
|Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN|
| ||Hawksridge Farms, Hickory, NC|
| ||Jenkins Farm & Nursery, Amite, LA|
| ||Nurseries Caroliniana, North Augusta, SC|
|2016||Dr. Michael A. Dirr|
| ||Retired Professor, UGA, Bogart, GA|
Don Shadow presenting 2014 Don Shadow Award of
Excellence to Margie Jenkins.
Special thanks to Don Shadow, Shadow Nursery, Winchester, TN, and Dr. Michael Dirr, Retired Professor, UGA, for their commitment and tireless effort in making The Southern Plant Conference such a prestigious industry event!
And thanks too to all of the hundreds of conference speakers that have given their time and shared their expertise over the past 20+ years making this conference so spectacular!
Nominate a Deserving Person for the
Don Shadow Award of Excellence
As a past participant of The Southern Plant Conference you are invited to nominate a deserving person for this prestigious award. Simply send an email with the person's name, company, city, state and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 678.809.9992.
Who is Don Shadow? Don Shadow has been described in many ways:
– Tennessee farm boy
– A modern day Noah
– Father Nature
– The Indiana Jones of Horticulture
Don Shadow is a plantsman extraordinaire. A fourth-generation nurseryman whose plant knowledge is encyclopedic, Don is highly recognized, nationally and internationally, both as an expert horticulturist and for his success in saving endangered animal species. His collection of exotic animals includes more than 600 animals in 60 different species living and breeding under his watchful eye.
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