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January 2018

Webinar: Transitioning to Ecological Landscape Practices – Toxin-Free Landscapes

January 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
Free - $10 999 tickets left

The reasons to remove toxic chemicals from our landscapes are many and many homeowners are seeking landscape professionals who can deliver healthier landscape options. However, too often clients give up on pesticide- and fertilizer-free landscapes because their expectations are not met, the results are not what they had in mind, or the process is confusing to them. How do landscape professionals educate, manage expectations, and keep a client’s trust during the transition? Edwina von Gal from Perfect Earth Project will…

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Webinar: Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done?

January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
Free 988 tickets left

What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species. Nearly all landscapes, both private gardens and public spaces have become the unwelcome home to many invasives. Bruce Wenning, is an invasive plant specialist…

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Member Event: Claudia West Lecture

January 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst Design Building 170, 551 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
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Free 99 tickets left

ELA members are invited to a free lecture featuring Claudia West at UMass Amherst on Thursday, January 25th at 4:00pm. Ms. West’s presentation, Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap between Great Planting Design and Ecology, is part of the Zube Lecture Series and will take place in the atrium at the new Design Building 170.

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February 2018

Webinar: Landscape Maintenance Practices for Native Bees

February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
Free - $10 999 tickets left

Pollinators (including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, butterflies, and other species) are essential to healthy ecosystems. Pollinators support the success and vigor of flowering plants, making ecosystems stronger, more resilient, and enhancing the environment for human populations. Decades of stressors (including the loss, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat, reduction in the number and quality of food sources, reduction in the availability of sites for breeding, nesting, and roosting, and improper use of pesticides and herbicides) have severely and adversely…

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Designing Gardens for Small Spaces

February 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$120 - $144 6 tickets left

Two day class - February 6 and February 13. 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.…

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Webinar: Green Up for Clean Up: Planting to Remediate Contaminated Landscapes

February 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Free - $10 999 tickets left

Presented by Kate Kennen When soil tests confirm the presence of site contaminants, cost-effective phytotechnology (phytoremediation) plantings can often be effective in mitigating on-site pollutants. These interactions are complicated, sometimes taking decades for remediation, and many times plant-based remediation strategies are not a good fit for environmental cleanup. Phytotechnology is the use of vegetation and their associated microbes to remediate, contain, or prevent contaminants in soils, sediments, and groundwater. The term ‘phytoremediation,’ where plants are used to remediate sites that are…

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Native Plants for Urban Design

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$15 - $17 6 tickets left

Join Amy Nyman to learn about native plants for urban design. She will identify native plants that can be used in urban landscapes and explain the specific design characteristics those plants offer. She will also include an overview of urban challenges and strategies for supporting plant resiliency. Instructor: Amy Nyman is a Landscape Designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design providing landscape planning and ecological solutions including site analysis, landscape restoration, water management, native plant use, hardscaping, master plans, planting…

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March 2018

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2018

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am EST - March 8, 2018 @ 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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$20 - $330 9,172 tickets left

ELA Conference – Sustaining the Living Landscape Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? From the practical to the applicable, join us in March for the 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Delve into this year’s wide-ranging topics as we look at the principles and practices we need to design, build, and restore the living landscape. March 7 includes:…

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Eco-Marketplace Exhibitor Registration

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am EST - March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$50 - $2000 251 tickets left

Reserve Your Exhibit Space for 2018! Excellent Floor Plan with Prime Booth Locations! The 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace takes place at UMass Amherst on March 7 & 8, 2018. The ELA Conference brings together landscape professionals who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of the landscape. Make your company part of their success stories and  become a key player in the future of sustainable landscapes. Click here for Exhibitor Brochure! Click here for Conference Sponsorship Levels! Scroll down for sponsor registration. Reserve…

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Native Plants For Landscape Design

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$15 - $17 6 tickets left

Native plants offer as much design value as the traditional exotic plants used in most American landscapes - and they provide considerably more in terms of ecosystem value. This class will identify native plants formerly unused in the designed landscape and discuss the characteristics they offer in specific site conditions.   Instructor: Amy Nyman is a Landscape Designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design providing landscape planning and ecological solutions including site analysis, landscape restoration, water management, native plant use,…

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