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June 2015
$85

Sustainable Sites Tour – Rhode Island

June 5 @ 9:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

$68 ELA Members – $85 Non-Members Visit two notable sustainable landscapes in Rhode Island. The first is Kent Hospital, where an award-winning landscape design transformed the 40-acre campus into a showcase for sustainable design practices; we will see rain gardens and healing gardens. The second site is a small urban lot that was redesigned to reflect Rhode Island native plant communities, demonstrate enhanced storm water management, and promote biodiversity. Bring a bag lunch. CEU: 4 AOLCP; 2 MCLP; .5 MCH Tom…

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$30

Densely Vegetated Rain Gardens: Award-Winning Stormwater Streetscape

June 9 @ 4:30 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Intersection of Plum and Walnut Street) Tuesday, June 9th 4:30pm – 6:00pm ELA members $20 – Non-member $30 Join us for an in depth look into the Plum and Walnut Street vegetated stormwater system in the heart of urban Lancaster. A 2014 installed retrofit, we will discuss the initial challenges of this urban green infrastructure and analyze how our team solved them, resulting in a highly functional, aesthetic, and successful set of rain garden systems. The project features…

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$30

Prospect Park Lakeside Restoration: The Magical Blending of Esthetics and Ecology

June 11 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Prospect Park,
Park Circle, Brooklyn, NY 11218
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$20 ELA Members – $30 Non-Members The Lakeside restoration, led by Christian Zimmerman, FASLA is the restoration of the original Frederick Law Olmsted design for Prospect Park. Lakeside is the most significant landscape restoration and construction project ever undertaken in landmark Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. The 26-acre Lakeside project includes: The LeFrak Center at Lakeside, a LEED certified building that blends into the natural landscape. Three acres of new parkland and two skating rinks that add five acres to…

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$190

Herbaceous Native Plants for Professionals

June 16 @ 10:00 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
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Each Tuesday June 16 June 23 and June 30
The Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 ELA Members – $190 Non-members Join Dan Jaffe for this three session class (June 16, 23, and 30) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less familiar native herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 3 AOLCP; 2 MCLP Dan Jaffe is a propagator and stock bed grower at…

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$30

The Green Alley at Boston Architectural College – Urban Solutions for the Future

June 18 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
The Green Alley,
Alley #444 on Hereford Street, Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Tour Guides: Maria Bellalta, Arthur Byers, Jim Newman, Christian Simonelli, and Robert Uhlig $20 ELA Members – $30 Non-Members The “Green Alley” is the first project of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Urban Sustainability Initiative created to highlight its academic initiatives in sustainable design and landscape architecture. BAC selected a team led by Halvorson Design to develop comprehensive plans for site sustainability improvements at its Back Bay campus and serve as a replicable model for the City of Boston and…

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$190

Herbaceous Native Plants for Professionals

June 23 @ 10:00 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
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Each Tuesday June 16 June 23 and June 30
The Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 ELA Members – $190 Non-members Join Dan Jaffe for this three session class (June 16, 23, and 30) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less familiar native herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 3 AOLCP; 2 MCLP Dan Jaffe is a propagator and stock bed grower at…

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$25

Edibles in the Landscape – Foraging and Growing Your Own

June 24 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary,
10 Juniper Rd, Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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$15.00 ELA Member – $25 Non-Member Edible wild plants offer opportunities for people to connect to nature via their taste buds, thereby building enthusiasm and support for land stewardship. Reconnect with the many edible plants that are all around us! Join tour guide, Russ Cohen, to view plants in the landscape through a new lens. –  What plants are edible? –  How can they be used in the kitchen? –  Can I grow these plants in my landscape? On this…

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$32

Beaver: Building Habitat – Improving Eco-Systems

June 25 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Rain or Shine  $22 ELA Members – $32 Non-Members Beaver are unique among mammals in that they alter their habitat to meet their needs by damming streams to form ponds. This behavior actually benefits other species (including people), as well. By building dams and flooding woodland swamps, beaver play an important part in the restoration of lost wetlands, providing habitat and food for a wide variety of plants and animals. Over 50 percent of our wetlands have disappeared since European…

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$25

Reclaiming the Land: Successful Invasives Management

June 27 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School,
390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 United States
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Useful tips to use on your property. ELA Members $15 – Non-members $25 In Sudbury, Massachusetts, the incessant march of invasive plant species is meeting resistance by SWEET, Inc (the Sudbury Weed Education and Eradication Team). Established in August 2009 SWEET’s mission is to make people aware of the harm that invasive plant species do to our historic and environmentally sensitive natural areas and parks. With the help of community volunteers and students, the group teaches identification and responsible removal…

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$190

Herbaceous Native Plants for Professionals

June 30 @ 10:00 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
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Each Tuesday June 16 June 23 and June 30
The Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 ELA Members – $190 Non-members Join Dan Jaffe for this three session class (June 16, 23, and 30) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less familiar native herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 3 AOLCP; 2 MCLP Dan Jaffe is a propagator and stock bed grower at…

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