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Growers Connect

Each year, the IGIA Growers Committee plans a one-day event where attendees tour member grower facilities.  This affords the opportunity for both members and non-members to learn more about the unique growing operations producing quality nursery stock right in our back yards. 

These events have become increasingly popular, with the 2017 tour selling out!  It has always been important to cultivate relationships with the people you are sourcing product from, so that you have what you need when it's time to install the job.  But with the demands of today's fast-paced world and constantly-changing customer expectations, your supplier relationships have never been more critical. 

Consider bringing your team to this year's event so you can connect with our network of growers!

2018 Tour

September 20, 2018

 1st Stop
  8:00am

         The Growing Place      2000 Montgomery Rd
           Aurora, IL 60504
 2nd Stop
 11:00am
         Hinsdale Nurseries         2353 Creek Rd      
       Plano, IL 60545


 Last Stop
  2:30pm


           The Pizzo Group 
       Native Plant Nursery

        10729 Pine Rd
       Leland, IL 60531
     

2018 Growers Tour

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors will receive recognition in Trending Green eblasts, on IGIA website, in event promotional materials, on onsite event signage, and in program materials distributed during the event. 

Sponsor Levels  

      Member Cost      

     Non-Member Cost

Platinum Sponsor $2,000 $2,500
Gold Sponsor $1,000 $1,500
Silver Sponsor $500 $750
Supporting Sponsor    $200 $250


There is also room to customize a sponsorship, so if you have ideas, contact Kellie Schmidt at 217.546.4733 or kellie@illinoisgreen.net.


2017 Tour

8:00am GRO Horticultural Enterprises Union, IL
     11:00am      Goodmark Nurseries Wonder Lake, IL
2:30pm Hampshire Farms Hampshire, IL
4:30pm        Social Mixer at Hampshire Farms       Hampshire, IL

2017 Growers Tour

2016 Tour

No event held this year


2015 Tour

9:00am Hoffie Nursery Union, IL
    12:00pm      Mariani Nursery    Garden Prairie, IL   
2:00pm Fox Ridge Nursery Harvard, IL
4:00pm        Social Mixer at Hoffie Nursery      Union, IL

2015 Growers Tour

2014 Tour

   10:00am     Possibility Place Nursery Monee, IL
1:00pm Bailey Nursery Onarga, IL
3:00pm Kankakee Nursery    Aroma Park, IL   
5:30pm     Social Mixer at Steve Worth's Home      

Growers Tour 2014