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May 2015
$35

Green Roof Bus Shelter: Installation Workshop

May 3 @ 9:00 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT
Tremont Street Bus Shelter at Lenox Street,
Intersection Tremont Street and Lenox Street, Boston, MA 02118 United States
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(Rain or Shine Event) $20 ELA Members – $35 Non-Members After a successful pilot of 4 bus shelters in July of 2014, the Green Roof Bus Shelter Initiative (GRBSI) is about to enter its second season – and set a new standard in urban greening. The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), in collaboration with Land Escapes Design Inc., is offering an opportunity to be a part of the greening of Boston while learning the basics of green roof installation. Please join…

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$10

Webinar: Water Conservation: Landscape Design Strategies

May 5 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Each year millions are spent on designing, building, and maintaining landscapes that use too many unsustainable resources and rely on unsustainable practices. There is little thought given to water conservation in traditional landscape design and the result is a continuing depletion of our water resources. Gary Krause is committed to landscapes designed with water conservation in mind. As drought conditions become the norm in many parts of the country, the need for water-conscious landscape design becomes more critical. This presentation…

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$30

Eco-tour: Alumnae Valley at Wellesley College

May 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Wellesley College,
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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Tour Guide: Mary Coyne, Ph.D. $20.00 ELA Member and $30 Non-Member Registration From brownfield to green field is how the Alumnae Valley restoration project has been described. Join Mary Coyne for a walking tour of the landscape surrounding the newest building at Wellesley College, the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center and Davis Garage. Landscape architects at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates worked closely with the project architects, to plan the surrounding landscape to complement features of the building. Contaminated soil found…

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June 2015
$85

Sustainable Sites Tour – Rhode Island

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

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 Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape…

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$25

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 $15 – Non-member $25 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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$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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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 New England Wild Flower Society. Prior…

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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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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 New England Wild Flower Society. Prior…

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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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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 New England Wild Flower Society. Prior…

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July 2015
$218

Landscape for Life

July 14 @ 9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
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Tuesdays - July 14, 21, 28, and August 4
The Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This intensive four session (July 14, 21, 28, and August 4) introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. Bring a bag lunch each day. CEU: 3 AOLCP; 1 MCH Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the…

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