"Growing trees is as much an art as it is a science." - Becky Thomas
"When you plant a tree, you plant a legacy," - Pepper Provanzano
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The IGIA Summer Conference Retreat to Galena was a lovely few days! Several members made the trip to the rolling hills of northern Illinois for some fun in the sun, on the golf course and at a local winery. At the annual meeting current IGIA President Becky Thomas passed on the gavel to the new President Steve Worth from Kankakee Nursery. Becky now joins the ranks of outstanding Past Presidents at IGIA!

Everyone had a great time and we are already looking forward to next summer!

New IGIA President Steve Worth
New IGIA President Steve Worth
IGIA Past Presidents
IGIA Past Presidents
Fun on the lake!
Fun on the lake!
Beautiful vines at the winery!
Beautiful vines at the winery!
Becky Thomas & Laurie Damgaard at Galena Cellars
Becky Thomas & Laurie Damgaard at Galena Cellars
Gorgeous views at the winery
Gorgeous views at the winery
Outgoing IGIA President Becky Thomas & her best supporter Jamie Thomas
Outgoing IGIA President Becky Thomas & her best supporter Jamie Thomas
Lovely Italian dinner out with friends
Lovely Italian dinner out with friends