$475 (special price for Digging In Members, check your email for the code)
Come with us for the perfect winter getaway in Fairhope, Alabama. There are many reasons to visit Fairhope, Alabama, there are few places more scenic, with historic homes on streets lined with live oaks and a charming, walkable downtown. Fairhope sits on bluffs that overlook Mobile Bay, so you’re never far from a view of the water. It has a laid-back vibe and is the perfect place for us to gather and power up for 2024.
This gathering will be the perfect mix of learning, networking, and relaxing. You will experience what it’s like to be surrounded by like-minded professionals filling you with inspiration, energy and knowledge.
Digging In – Winter Gathering Schedule*
Tuesday-January 23, 2024
8:30am – Meeting begins at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Azalea Room
9:00am – Who Do You Think You Are? Get to Know Your Personality Preferences and How it Affects Your Business, Anna Dearmon Kornick, Time Management Coach and Podcaster
11:30am – Spreadsheets & Budgets & Schedules – OH MY! More fun than you ever imagined in setting up the nuts and bolts of your container gardening business for profitability, Barbara Wise, Container Gardening Extraordinaire and Author of Container Gardening for All Seasons
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Deep Dive Session-The Importance of Knowing Your Numbers, Working Through Real Life Scenarios, Barbara Wise
3:00pm – Small Group Breakouts
5:30pm – Group Dinner The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Card Room
Wednesday-January 24, 2024
9:30am – Meeting begins at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Azalea Room
10:00am – Trialed and Tested-The Best Container Combinations for Surefire Success, Katie Rotella, Ball Horticultural Company
11:30am – The Power of Flowers-How Flowers Can Transform a Community, Connie Baggett, City of Brewton Director of Program Management & America In Bloom Judge
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Group Activity
3:30pm- Free time to take advantage of the amenities at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
6:00pm – Group Dinner-location to be announced
Thursday-January 25, 2024
Depart or choose to extend your stay in Fairhope. If you decide to stay, you may want to tour the Bellingrath Gardens & Home and/or attend the Gulf States Horticultural Expo (this is optional and would be your responsibility to arrange)
*Schedule is subject to changes
Registration – Digging In Winter Gathering $475/member price, check your email for code $600/general price
Registration includes all meals and events listed on the schedule.
You are responsible for booking your flights and accommodations.
A block of rooms is reserved at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa We have a special Digging In event room rate starting at $229/night for a Deluxe Room, Resort View. Other special rates are also available for our event ranging from $269-$409/per night. All room types and rates are available for booking using this link Digging In-Special Room Rate Booking Link
The Mobile Airport (MOB) and the Pensacola Airport (PNS) are both approximately 1 hour from our hotel. The hotel can arrange for an airport transfer from either airport, please contact the hotel for more information and pricing. You can also rent a car or use Uber/Lyft. Getting a group together to share a ride is a great idea and we’ll encourage that in our Slack group for those attending the event.