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September 2016
$23 - $28

Eco-tour: Sustainable Eco-Systems for Wildlife

September 14 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Mount Auburn Cemetery,
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Mount Auburn Cemetery Bio-Filtration at Willow Pond Includes 2,000 Aquatic Plants

Join ELA and tour guide, Paul Kwiatkowski, to learn about the Wildlife Action Plan at Mount Auburn Cemetery. This walking tour will include highlights of the ongoing work to create and sustain important ecosystem functions on this 175-acre property in Cambridge, MA. This multi-year project enhances wildlife habitat while also encouraging visitors to reconnect with the landscape. Paul Kwiatkowski will discuss how they developed and implemented projects ranging from finding the necessary funding and creating a citizen science volunteer program to addressing storm…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Reawakening Large Landscapes – Activating the Space

September 20 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Garden Signage

Presented by Sandy Vorce, Audubon’s Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary Large landscapes pose challenges – but also opportunities. In this presentation, Sandy Vorce invites us to expand our landscape vision to more fully engage visitors. Through sights, sounds, and design options (beyond plant material), landscapes can educate, entertain, and inspire. There are many ways to activate the space, draw visitors in, and enrich the experience: from easily implemented ideas such as expanded signage, pollinator gardens, and edible landscape elements to surprisingly effective…

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Inspiration from a Prairie

September 23 @ 8:30 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Hempstead Plains Education and Research Center,
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Hempstead Plains NY Meadow

Join co-hosts the Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College and the Ecological Landscape Alliance to learn about this unique Sustainable SITES Initiative project. Registrations are through the Friends of Hempstead Plains. Click here to download registration form. Morning Session - $70.00 3.0 Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits (Health, Safety & Welfare) Awarded for this session. 8:30-9:00am Registration 9:00-10:00am Creating a Pollinator and Bird Friendly Landscape Vinnie Simone, Director of Panting Fields Arboretum 10:00-11:00am Native Plants and…

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October 2016
$23 - $33

Eco-tour: Ecological Landscape Maintenance Techniques at Mass Audubon

October 4 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary,
10 Juniper Rd
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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Habitat Formal Garden CR

At Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, well-maintained trails wind through serene forests of deciduous and evergreen trees, across meadows, and around ponds and vernal pools. Located just six miles from downtown Boston, this unique 90-acre natural oasis offers recreation and environmental education for all ages. With a wide range of habitats, maintenance on this property is diverse, challenging, and never ending but careful planning along with well-executed ecological practices are proving successful. Join tour guide, Sandy Vorce…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Improving Cash Flow: Better Business Practices for Landscape Professionals

October 12 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Frank Crandall

Presented by Frank Crandall, Horticultural Solutions Success in business requires training, discipline & hard work. In this presentation, Frank Crandall will present proven techniques for streamlining your business practices to improve your cash flow and bottom line. Some of the topics will include: Estimating/Job Costing, Marketing, Mission/Vision, Social Media, Management Tips, and Seasonal Cash Flow. Frank Crandall is the owner of Frank Crandall, Horticultural Solutions, LLC, a landscape design, installation and maintenance firm specializing in sustainable designs, organically maintained landscapes,…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Dirty Streets to Dirty BMPS: Maintaining Clean Stormwater BMPs Along Roadways

October 20 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Stormwater Solutions - MT

Presented by Mary Travaglini If you built a public bathroom, would you arrange to clean it? If you bought a car, would you schedule oil changes? So why would you design stormwater facilities and walk away? Once all the landscape architects, engineers, planners, and builders walk away from a project, success is only guaranteed by the programs designed to maintain it. The use of stormwater LIDs are increasing along roadways, which are subject to harsh impacts from sediment, pollutants, salt,…

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November 2016
Free - $10

Webinar: Urban Tree Selection in a Changing Climate

November 1 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
detroit phys

Presented by Dr. Bert Cregg Urban and community forests are likely to be among the first ecosystems impacted by climate change since projected temperature increases will be exacerbated by urban heat island effects. Based on current climate projections urban trees will experience dramatically warmer temperatures during their lifespans than the climates under which they evolved. Identifying appropriate tree genotypes for future climates is fraught with uncertainty and the potential for unintended consequences. In this program, Dr. Bert Cregg, Associate Professor…

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Free - $10

Webinar: How to Use Sex and Power to Increase Sales

November 2 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Beatrice Stonebanks Landscape

Presented by Beatrice Stonebanks We don’t mean sex, as in, sexuality, and being a sex kitten, or a Romeo, while on the job. We mean sex, as in, gender. There are basic differences between Men and Women, in their brains and in their buying styles. If you know the differences, you can use them to your advantage. Gender is a hot topic and a powerful, respect-based conversation. Learn how to dominate without being domineering, how to be submissive without being…

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$85 - $110

2016 ELA Season’s End Summit: Landscape Design with Maintenance in Mind

November 10 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Harvest Project Barn,
37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Greenway Landscape Design

Beautifully designed landscapes are a delight to the senses. We all love the temptations shown in colorful garden publications, so full of promise and potential. All too often, the love affair ends when the maintenance begins. Join us for the 7th annual ELA Season’s End Summit to explore Landscape Design with Maintenance in Mind with our distinguished lineup of presenters. On Thursday, November 10th, we will reconnect with colleagues, reflect on the past growing season, and get inspired for the next.…

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Webinar: Soil Amendments: What Works, What Should Be Avoided?

November 16 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Organic Mechanic Soils

Presented by Mark Highland Soils are the base of the landscape. Their complexity can be overwhelming without proper tools to analyze and make best practice recommendations for clients and job sites. This webinar will discuss how to assess soil conditions and make a plan of action to preserve, protect, and promote soil health. Native soils, soil amendments, and engineered soils will be discussed. Mark Highland recalls that “It was on a beautiful piece of Illinois farmland that I pushed his…

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