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So Hard To Say Goodbye

by Trevor Smith, ELA President I was so nervous sitting down to my first ELA board meeting.  At the table were a handful of brilliant, talented individuals who were, surprisingly, all on the same page as I was. I was home.  (more…)

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Looking Forward with ELA

by Theresa Sprague I attended my first ELA conference shortly after finishing my master’s degree at the Conway school. As a newly minted grad I had a lot of big ideas, but not a lot of confidence in what to do with them. The first sessions I attended at the conference were presented by the […]

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Conference Highlights

ELA’s 22nd Conference & Eco-Marketplace celebrated a successful move to UMass Amherst last week. The first floor of the Student Union offered a lively venue with attendees mingling with students and faculty who visited exhibitors or purchased books from the ELA Store. Wednesday’s social hour  before the keynote dinner provided an opportunity for lively engagement among […]

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An Environmental Vision. The Award Goes To….

For the second year running, The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit at the Boston Flower & Garden Show received the Ecological Landscape Alliance Environmental Vision Award. This year’s exhibit, “An Enchanted New England Woodland Walk” featured the border where planned landscape meets woods from a child’s perspective. One goal of the exhibit, according to John Forti, […]

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ELA Announces Season 2 of Webinar Series “A Focus on Sustainability”

Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) is excited to announce the second season of a webinar series geared to landscape professionals that will begin on October 7, 2014. The continuing series was made possible through ELA’s collaboration with three sister organizations: Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA), and EcoLandscape California (ELC). (more…)

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2014 Community Project: Arcola Park Rehab

Tucked away off a side street in the Hyde Park Square area of Jamaica Plain, Arcola Park was a rough-cut gem until July 22nd when the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), Boston Natural Areas Network (BNAN), and the Landscape Institute at Boston Architectural College (BAC) met to polish the park into a fine jewel. (more…)

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ELA Hosts Ecological Dialog on LinkedIn

Whether you are located in the area of ELA’s upcoming events or in some distant landscape, you are invited to participate in ELA collaborations and discussions by joining the Ecological Landscape Alliance discussion group on LinkedIn. The ELA discussion group is open to both ELA members and non-members from around the world. Today the discussion […]

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Checking In: ELA Lays Plans for 2014-15

Annual Meeting 2014 ELA held its annual meeting on July 15, 2014 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA to review ongoing initiatives and chart new collaborations. Each year ELA meets to review its fiscal status and renew its commitment to promoting land care based on an understanding of and respect for natural ecosystems. […]

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Connect with ELA at a Members’ Reception Near You

You asked for more opportunities to gather and talk with other ELA members about projects and strategies, and ELA listened. This summer ELA introduces Members’ Receptions. Our inaugural event takes place at 6:30pm on June 24th in northeastern Massachusetts at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover. (more…)

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