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September 2014

The Trees at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens,
990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) represents the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. From the modest 39 acres set aside by the New York State legislature in 1897, BBG has grown into the beautiful 52-acre garden enjoyed by visitors today. From the earliest designs, trees have played an important role at BBG. Dating from the early 1900s, the Native Flora Garden exhibits trees native to the New York area. Over time the tree canopy has matured, shading out sun-loving…

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Organic Lawns at The Rose Kennedy Greenway

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway,
Beech Street, Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Co-sponsored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects The Rose Kennedy Greenway is the mile-long ribbon of green that replaced Boston’s elevated Central Artery when Route 93 was moved underground as part of the Big Dig. This is Boston’s only organically maintained Public Park and one of a handful of organically maintained urban parks in the United States. Children and pets can play freely and safely on our lawns without the worry of chemicals or pesticides, because the Rose Kennedy…

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October 2014

Native Plants – Native Brews – Native Talent

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Garden in the Woods is the 45-acre botanical garden of New England Wild Flower Society, America’s oldest plant conservation organization, and boasts over 1,000 native plant species on display including 150 rare and endangered species. Native plants are a riot of color in autumn and there is no better place to see them in a mature garden setting than at Garden in the Woods. Join us for this unique opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage of native plants while reconnecting…

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November 2014

ELA Season’s End Summit – Residential Restoration

November 12
Crane Estate,
290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
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Restoring the Beauty and Function of Residential Landscapes Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Crane Estate, Ipswich, MA $85.00 ELA Member – $110 Non-Member Including Lunch and Networking with Colleagues Space is limited – Register today! Landscape designers are often faced with the challenge of restoring gardens that have fallen into disrepair due to lack of maintenance, changing light availability, overzealous plants, or any number of other influences that change the landscape over time. Rediscovering (or introducing) the good bones at the…

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February 2015

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2015

February 25, 2015 - February 26, 2015
MassMutual Center,
1277 Main Street, Springfield, 01103 United States
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Sustaining the Living Landscape As we observe increasing pressures and changes in the landscape, it is ever more critical for us to preserve and protect our resources and help sustain local ecosystems. At this year’s 21st Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace, we will explore topics ranging from Mimicking Forest Symbiosis, Designing within the Rating Systems, Coping with Water Extremes, and more as we look for ways to design, build, and maintain more resilient landscapes. Immerse yourself in this two-day exploration…

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March 2015

The Orchard Ecosystem

March 18, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wellesley College,
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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Join ELA and our host, Wellesley College, for an in-depth discussion of the Orchard Ecosystem. Farmer, writer, and organic orchardist, Michael Phillips will discuss his holistic approach to growing healthy and wholesome tree fruit and berries in this three-hour seminar. Our primary role as fruit growers is to build system health. Embracing forest edge ecology is an important starting point for biological advantage for fruiting plants. Equally apropos are fascinating ecosystem connections that keep insect challenges far more manageable. This…

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