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September 2017

Eco-tour: Celebrating Meadow and Coastal Habitats at Connecticut College Arboretum

September 21 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320 United States
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$23 - $33 36 tickets left

The Connecticut College Arboretum is located in southeastern Connecticut, about 5 miles up the Thames River from Long Island Sound. Join tour guide, Glenn Dreyer for a rare look at some regional native plant and animal habitats including upland meadows, salt marsh, and Mamacoke Island. Upland Meadow and Mamacoke Island We will be visiting a meadow restoration site and the coastal environs of Mamacoke Island on the Thames River, both part of the Connecticut College Arboretum. A meadow restoration project…

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Webinar: The Liberated Landscape: Letting Nature Do the Work

September 25 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Free - $10 1,952 tickets left

Over thousands of years plants have evolved to reproduce and proliferate on their own, yet we often go to great effort and expense to carefully place every plant in our designed landscapes. How can we capitalize on the reproductive abilities of plants and actively encourage planted as well as existing species to colonize our landscapes? In this lecture, well-known landscape designer Larry Weaner will discuss principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the…

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Seasonal Inspiration for The Fall Garden

September 28 @ 5:30 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$18 - $21 16 tickets left

Sometimes the best way to think about your own garden is to visit someone else’s for inspiration. Enjoy a walk around Garden in the Woods with Botanic Garden Director Mark Richardson to learn about some of his favorite plants for the fall garden.   Mark Richardson New England Wild Flower Society. Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm in Whately, Massachusetts. He studied ornamental horticulture…

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October 2017

Webinar: Artful Rainwater Design – Stormwater Designs that Enhance Aesthetics

October 9 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Free - $10 1,984 tickets left

The concept of Artful Rainwater Design, a term coined by Dr. Echols and Ms. Pennypacker, is based on the premise that stormwater management can be designed such that new site amenities are created. These amenities result in greater user satisfaction and perceived value. Looking at rainwater-focused projects nationwide, the presenters will discuss how these designs transformed the treatment of stormwater into attractive landscapes with educational and recreational components.  They will look at specific examples of built designs, explain the principles…

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Webinar: Landscape Options – Focusing on Great Underused Plants

October 19 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Free - $10 1,986 tickets left

So many plants - so little space... The options are endless and though some plants have very desirable traits and applications yet, they are rarely used. Darryl Newman from Planters Choice will discuss native cultivars and non-invasive exotic plants that can be used to meet challenging conditions when designing a more formal landscape. He will focus on plants that have great potential but are underused and could, consequently, be phased out of production by suppliers. Mr. Newman will also provide tips…

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Designing A Garden For All Seasons: Autumn Edition

October 24 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$62 - $73 15 tickets left

How do you create an all-season garden that both captivates people and provides for wildlife year-round? Anna Fialkoff will discuss designs and plant palettes for your garden that focus on structure and seasonal themes, with special attention to fall gardens. Afterward, you will walk through the Garden to see how the Society’s horticulture team tackles the autumn season. Presented by Anna Fialkoff.   Anna Fialkoff is an Ecological Horticulturist & Designer at Garden in the Woods, New England Wild Flower…

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Eco-tour: Two Narrow River Restorations

October 24 @ 10:30 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Narrow River, Narragansett, RI, Narrow River
Narragansett, RI 02882
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$22 - $32 Sold out

Join us for a two-part restoration tour, one small-scale residential and the other large-scale municipal. Marsh Restoration on Narrow River Donald Leighton is a landscape architect and owner of a property on the Narrow River. For nearly a decade, Donald has been restoring the waterfront including removal of large areas of  invasive plant species including Fragmites, Rosa multiflora, poison ivy, and more. The photo at right shows the property overgrown with invasives and clinging to the Oak tree before restoration began in 2008. For several years, the…

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November 2017

Season’s End Summit: The Plant Pollinator Partnership

November 1 @ 8:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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$85 - $110 177 tickets left

As native bees as well as European honey bees struggle for survival, their reduced numbers put natural ecosystems and agricultural systems at risk. And bees are not the only pollinators that are suffering. Beetles, butterflies, ants, birds, and bats all help with pollination. In response, landscape professionals and concerned homeowners across the country are learning more about the habitat needs of the creatures that pollinate plants – and using that knowledge to make planting decisions. In landscapes across the country,…

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Webinar: Engineered Soils for Permeable Pathways

November 8 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Free - $10 1,997 tickets left

Stabilized stonedust / Stabilized decomposed granite – The Natural Choice for permeable ADA-complaint pathways Stabilized stonedust (also called stabilized decomposed granite) is a permeable paving option that is seeing increased use in recent years. This material is a blend of fine crushed aggregate (3/8” minus) and a water-activated, psyllium based binder. This webinar will explain how this paving material is made, provide pathway design and construction recommendations, best practices for successful performance, and examine some case studies. Tony Will has more…

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Groundcovers – Ecological Solutions in Place of Mulch

November 13 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Free - $10 1,983 tickets left

The ecological garden is a richly layered plant community. At the base of the plant layer we find the herbaceous groundcovers plants that help to reduce garden maintenance. Growing in popularity, groundcover plants add beauty from leaf shapes, textures, and colors. As a bonus, they add valuable ecosystem services not offered by mulch alone – including the challenging areas such as the base of trees. Unlike the monotony of mulch, groundcovers offer seasonal interest in both flowers and foliage and…

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