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ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2017

March 8 @ 8:00 am EST - March 9 @ 5:00 pm EST

60$ - 460$

23rd ELA Conference – Sustaining the Living Landscape
March 8 and 9, 2017

Walk-In Registration Welcome!

The 23rd Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace will take place on March 8 & 9, 2017 at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Conference Session FleisherAttendees will be immersed in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts that support living landscapes!

Click here to read the ELA Conference brochure!

Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration?
We all struggle with the problems of drought, flooding, and plant diseases and pests in our landscapes. Are there planting choices that we can make or methods of caring for soil and managing water that would help us create landscapes that are more resistant to these threats? Join us for the 2017 Annual ELA Conference as our speakers offer their suggestions and solutions to these questions and more. Wednesday’s speakers will focus on the functionality of plants and the art of stormwater management. Thursday’s sessions address revitalizing the soil food web, protecting our waterways, the challenges of transitioning to a toxin free landscape, dealing with drought, and many other topics.

NEW THIS YEAR on Wednesday, we welcome six of our Eco- Marketplace exhibitors to provide tricks of the trade to help you successfully build and sustain attractive and healthy landscapes.

From the practical to the applicable, join us in March as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Explore topics ranging from the role of aesthetics in ecological restoration to the carnivore’s role in the soil foodweb as we look for ways to design, build, and restore the landscape.

March 8 includes:
Tradd Cotter Keynote - Inspiration* Two workshops: Power of Plants and Artful Stormwater Design
* Keynote speaker: Noel Kingsbury, master plantsman and author
Keynote Address: The Evolution of the Ecological Planting Design

March 9 features:
* Eight Speaker Sessions and four Idea Exchange panels covering a range of ecological topics including:

* Landscapes as a Source of Environmental Change
* The Art of Gardening—Techniques from Chanticleer
* The Science of Soil Biology During Extended Drought
* Native Grass and Wildflower Seeding
And much, much more!

Immerse yourself in this two-day exploration of principles and practices that support the living landscape.

Discount on Conference Hotel
Hotel rooms at Hotel UMass are available to participants for $109 per night. Reservations will be taken no later than February 26, 2017. Register online or call (877) 822-2110 and specify the ELA group promotional code: ELC17C. The discount is NOT available at check-in. 

Details

Start:
March 8 @ 8:00 am EST
End:
March 9 @ 5:00 pm EST
Cost:
60$ - 460$
Event Category:

Organizer

Penny Lewis
Phone:
617-436-5838
Email:
ela.info@comcast.net
Website:
http://www.ecolandscaping.org/

Venue

UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center
1 Campus Center Way, , MA
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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Phone:
617-436-5838
Website:
www.ecolandscaping.org

Who's Attending

308 people are attending ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2017

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  • Willow Cheeley
  • Tobias Wolf
  • Shelby Chapman-Hale Joe Shafner
  • Ben O'Brien
  • Lauri Johnson
  • Kristin Curran Linda Lillie and Mary Grace Miller
  • Phyllis Odessey - Eunyoung Sebazco Kevin Wiecks
  • Jonathan Gawrys Annie Procaccini
  • Renee Portanova
  • Brett Mason
  • Michael Nadeau
  • Dave Hatton
  • Salim Chishti
  • Kathy Sargent-O'Neill
  • Jenna O'Brien
  • Lorayne Black
  • Angela Deller
  • Rob Crevey
  • Kelsey Haigh
  • Tysh McGrail
  • Wendy Carroll
  • Bruce Wenning
  • Isaac Rowe
  • Scott Wunderle
  • Jennifer Campbell
  • Kerry Lewis
  • Geovani Aguilar Carolyn Edsell Vetter
  • Paul Marean
  • Rachel winograd
  • Marie Macchiarolo
  • Karen Leigh
  • Nick Scheu
  • Janet Chakwin
  • Jean Berger
  • Eunice Burley
  • Rue Sherwood
  • Kristin Andres
  • peter milliken
  • DEBBIE CLARK
  • Renee Ciulla
  • Michelle Demerjian
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  • Corinne Lidsky
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  • Monique Hall
  • Peggy Lynch
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  • Kate Kennen
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  • Larry Weaner
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  • Mark Fiely
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  • Debra Adamsons
  • REBECCA BACHAND
  • Doug Serrill
  • Ann Quigley
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  • Carol McGregor
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  • Rachel Lindsay
  • Alan Goodheart
  • Barbara Conolly
  • Brian Laverriere
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  • Peter Baecher
  • Benjamin Wheeler
  • joan ferguson
  • * 2 With Keynote Carol McGregor
  • Del Orloske
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  • John Rice
  • CHAPMAN MANZER
  • Susan Sternberg
  • Erin Muir
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