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January 2017
$18 - $25

Screening: Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

January 21 @ 4:00 pm EST
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Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Two Screenings - Inspiration with A Side of Popcorn! Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 4-5:30 p.m. Fee: $18  (ELA Member) / $25 (Nonmember) Catherine Zimmerman (The Meadow Project) has teamed up with Doug Tallamy, PhD and the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council to produce a new film on native plants called Hometown Habitat! The Meadow Project and CCLC missions’ promote the principles of conservation landscaping and expand the practice of conservation landscaping throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. Hometown Habitat…

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$79 - $99

LANDSCAPE HEROES: CARBON, WATER, AND BIODIVERSITY

January 31 @ 8:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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CLICK TO BUY TICKETS Join us at UMass Amherst on Tuesday, January 31st for an in-depth, inspiring conversation on Carbon Sequestration and learn what practical steps you can take to ensure that your interactions with the landscape make positive impacts. At this day-long program you will learn from many land care practitioners including land managers, farmers, researchers, and conservationists about what is possible for soil carbon and landscape restoration. From yards to farms to greenways to commons to gardens, how we…

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February 2017
Free - $10

Webinar: The Insider’s Guide to Assessing SITES Viability

February 1 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

Presented by Lisa Cowan and CeCe Haydock Tentative or unsure how to assess a new project’s SITES viability? Your client told you he’s interested, you’ve been to several SITES talks, and you’ve even downloaded the v2 Reference Guide. Now what? Let two experts of the SITES process give you the necessary tools to take that first step: will this project qualify? Included in this webinar will be a quick review of the SITES sections, as well as the prerequisites and…

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$120 - $144

Designing Gardens for Small Spaces

February 16 @ 8:30 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Small garden spaces present the designer with the challenge of how to realize big ideas in tight quarters. Yet small sites don’t mean the garden must lack interest. This hands-on design workshop will tackle the garden as a composition by exploring enclosed space, lighting, plant characteristics, and personal expression. Instructor: Cheryl Salatino is a Landscape Designer, with a Certificate in Landscape Design from Radcliffe Seminars of Harvard University and a Certified Massachusetts Horticulturist. Cheryl is the owner of Dancing Shadows Garden Design…

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$39 - $47

Design with Water in Mind

February 25 @ 9:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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The Northeast has experienced some of the worst drought conditions on record in 2016. Join us for this program to learn techniques to help you direct, store, and use water in your garden. We’ll discuss practices that can be applied to all conditions, from extremely dry soil to soil that inundates during storms. We’ll begin with an overview of site analysis, discuss various water management systems, and conclude with native plant selections suitable for various sites. Instructor: Amy Nyman is…

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March 2017
$60 - $330

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2017

March 8 @ 8:00 am EST - March 9 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, , MA
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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Early Registration Pricing through February 25th! 23rd ELA Conference – Sustaining the Living Landscape March 8 and 9, 2017 The 23rd Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace will take place on March 8 & 9, 2017 at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Attendees will be immersed in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts that support living landscapes! Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? We all struggle with the problems of drought, flooding, and plant diseases and pests in our landscapes. Are there planting…

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$135 - $162

Bones of the Garden: Strengthening the Design

March 13 @ 6:30 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Every memorable landscape has one thing in common—strong “bones.” The placement of structural plants creates form, directs movement, and organizes the garden. Exploring the concepts of scale and creation of space, you will develop your own site-specific design and receive feedback on your ideas. During the final session, the class will walk in the Garden. Join us for this 3-class workshop: Monday, March 13; 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Instructor: Cheryl…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Designing with Plant Communities in Mind

March 21 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Presented by Claudia West, Author of "Planting in a Post-Wild World" Ecological plantings are gaining popularity, but also face challenges due to environmental conditions and cultural expectations. When these plantings fail, it discourages future ecological landscaping efforts. We won’t solve this problem if we continue to design as if it we were painting on canvas, perceiving plants as individual objects in space. It is time for a new approach: a plant community based approach that evolved from the world of…

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June 2017
$23 - $33

Eco-tour – YardScaping Ecological Demonstration Gardens

June 15 @ 4:00 pm EST - 6:00 pm EST
YardScaping Demonstration Gardens, Back Cove Park
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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YardScaping inspires property owners to create and maintain healthy landscapes that minimize reliance on water, fertilizer, and pesticides.  A diverse team of volunteers from Maine public, private, profit and non-profit organizations created this educational project to showcase the possibilities for attractive, low-input, and low-impact gardening. The landscape is a series of linked gardens, from a small, pocket urban garden, to a free-flowing wild garden. The design incorporates native and non-invasive plants, lawn grasses, and wildflowers especially suited to southern and…

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August 2017
$162 - $190

Native Plants for Professionals

August 9 @ 10:00 am EST - 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Monarda fistulosa Join Dan Jaffe for this two-session class (August 9 and August 16) 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: 1 MCLP; 1MCA Instructor: Dan Jaffe is the propagator and stock bed grower at…

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