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October 2017

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$ 109 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$ 1,976 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$ 1,953 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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Conference: The Evolving Role of Urban Landscapes

November 14 @ 8:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
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85$ - 149$ 261 tickets left

Hotel conference discount at the Mendenhall Inn. Increasing urban growth continues to raise concerns about biodiversity, ecosystem function, and ultimately, sustainability. Ecological designers are making progress in developing semi-wild areas, landscape connectivity, and resilience. Join us for a day to reflect on urban landscapes with James Hitchmough from the University of Sheffield. Hitchmough will share insights from three decades of research including his work on planting design and horticultural consulting on the Olympic Park Gardens in London. Join us for…

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The Ecological Plant Conference

November 30 @ 9:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Prospect Park Picnic House, 95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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85$ - 139$ 298 tickets left

Sustaining Sponsor Outstanding Plants for the Productive Urban Landscape The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) in collaboration with Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a symposium for landscape professionals on Thursday, November 30th at Prospect Park (The Picnic House), Brooklyn, New York.  Early Registration Discounts Through October 30th Click here for symposium schedule.   Speaker Sponsor Click here for conference discount at NU Hotel in Brooklyn.    Click here for Sponsorship opportunities. American Horticulture is undergoing a revolution. From native plants in…

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December 2017

Seasonal Inspiration for The Winter Garden

December 2 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 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 winter 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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Meadows 1 2 3

December 9 @ 10:00 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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73$ - 88$ 50 tickets left

No one can grow an instant meadow, but in this one-day seminar you can quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create one. The topics covered include: what a meadow is; what makes a good meadow site; how you can prepare for planting, select plant species, and find seeds or plugs; how to plant; and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three. Class taught by Kathy Connolly, Landscape Designer at Speaking of Landscapes,…

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Webinar: Invasive Plant Control Without Chemicals

December 12 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Free - 10$ 1,990 tickets left

Persistent, Relentless, Tenacious…such are the words we deploy to describe our nemesis weeds and invasive species. Invasive plant species colonize degraded landscapes and overtake native plants robbing the area of critical ecosystem services. These exotic plants spread rampantly when they are free of natural checks and balances found in their native range.  A handful of high-impact, aggressive non-natives affect soil health, biodiversity, and even land access. Who wants to hack their way through a tangle of unyielding multi-flora rose, common buckthorn, and…

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