2008 ANLA Management Clinic

wci-chop-2.jpgI have yet to write everything I wanted to about the CENTS Show(I’d like to post a few shots of the trade show floor) and here I am writing about the ANLA Management Clinic.


Sorry to say I am not on this years schedule(maybe I was too much of a provocateur?!?) but that doesn’t stop me from attending the best educational conference in the Green Industry. Yes . . . the best in the industry

The Clinic is always held in Louisville, Kentucky at the Galt House, been that way for a long time. My guess it’s going to be that way for a long, long time.

What makes the Mgmt Clinic the best conference? Why the attendees of course . . . those folks know the value of attending these sessions, We also know the best networking is here at the Clinic.ANLA Management clinic logo

The Staff is Great

Beyond that the ANLA staff do a great job putting together the clinic, the arrangements, the speakers, the venue, the extracurriculars, . . . heck-everything is done well . . . they do a great job.

The line-up is deep and very diversified. You can learn stuff here that you’ll get at no other conference I truly believe that. Just great stuff. Here’s an example one of the sessions I am looking forward to attending.

If you haven’t signed up-there’s still time, not much though so you need to get crackin’. I just checked there are still rooms at the Galt House, again . . . time is running out.

Muggets and more . . .

If you are going, drop me a comment or an e-mail, we’ll have a WCI Blog networking session. Hey, it’s the Clinic . . . we need plenty of networking.


Addendum: This is not a paid advertisement, nor was I personally compensated by ANLA. I just like the Clinic, the energy. It’s a great time.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

1 comment

  1. Hi Rick;

    Couple questions about CENTS. Did you happen to go to the presentation on rain gardens?

    I did manage to catch the 2nd half of their talk, and it was very well done. I will try and find those handouts so I can post those websites with all their info. This ‘raingarden” idea/trend is not going away-this seems like a positive trend. I very much like the idea of capturing/collecting/resourcing runoff.

    One of the local environmental groups and the Lake Champlain Basin Project here in Vermont are doing a lot of rain gardens, both residential and commercial. I’m just interested. We are relocating our business and I am going to build a small one off the retail building to see if I can encourage some sales and a good concept at the same time.

    On your tour of the trade show can you think of any trees or shrubs that look good and can handle lots of water in zone 3 or 4? I want to get beyond willows and winterberries if you know what I mean? Just curious.

    Let me give that some thought . . . zone 3, that’s chilly 🙂 . . . . wow. Plus maybe we can get someone else to chime in here. Lots of water . . . do you mean prolonged flooding, standing water, or continuous soggy ground?

    George Africa
    The Vermont gardener

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