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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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Webinar: Xeriscaping – The Necessary Wave of the Future

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Although water shortages and Xeriscaping topics have typically been presented from a Southwestern US perspective, recent changes in rainfall patterns have resulted in water-deficient landscapes in many northern areas as well. The significant differences in climate and plant palettes between north and south render most Xeriscape information unusable by the landscape designer in the northern areas. This webinar will explore topics related to Xeriscape gardening from a northern perspective. Plant selection is an important part of developing any Xeriscape and…

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Free Webinar: Knowing the “Enemy”: Practical Solutions for Deer and Other Pests

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Land care professionals hear it all too often: “I hate deer.” Not only are they eating our gardens, but over-eating, due to increased populations, is causing the destruction of forest understory essential to songbird habitat. Barbara Hobens will focus her presentation on facts about deer and other animals that cause gardeners dismay, and offer some practical design solutions. In addition to identifying the “enemy” and their patterns of behavior, Ms. Hobens hopes to also encourage the audience to understand the…

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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 Co-sponsored by APLD New England Chapter Wednesday, November 12, 2014   –    8:00am – 4:30pm 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…

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Webinar: Landscaping at the Water’s Edge: An Ecological Approach

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“Landscaping at the Water’s Edge: An Ecological Approach” will cover simple stormwater management strategies for residential properties that encourage infiltration of runoff on site, thus reducing pollutant loads to surface waters. Line drawings illustrate how a degraded lakeshore property can be transformed to an attractive and highly functional site. With simple observations, ecologically-based design and low impact maintenance practices, you can protect, and even improve, the quality of our water resources. The presentation draws strongly on a New England sense…

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December 2014

Webinar: Landscape Design: Therapeutic Wellness Gardens

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ecological landscape professionals have long understood the connection between healthy landscapes and human health. Landscape Architect, Tom Benjamin, takes this connection one step further by creating therapeutic wellness gardens in the midst of healing facilities such as the Kent Hospital in Rhode Island. In this webinar, Tom Benjamin will share his insights and the techniques that he has used to integrate human “well-being” and environmental health into wellness designs for heavily developed sites. Tom’s presentation will cover the planning, implementation,…

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Webinar: The Magical Appeal of Moss Landscape Designs

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Moss landscapes offer a magical appeal with verdant expanses that seem to encapsulate our spirits with a sense of serenity. Yet, the environmental advantages of eco-friendly mosses add another element of magic through the creation of outdoor living spaces that complement natural ecosystems. As Planet Earth’s oldest living land plants (450 million years old), bryophytes – mosses and their cousins, liverworts and hornworts – are native to all parts of the world. Mosses not only survive but actually thrive in…

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Webinar: Creating Outdoor Magic: Designing Natural Play and Learning Spaces

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Research tells us that time in nature provides many benefits to children’s mental and physical health yet children today are spending less time outside than a generation ago. There is less freedom to roam and less access to wild spaces, so it falls to designers to create spaces that will provide the connection to nature that is essential to healthy human development. An experienced landscape designer and former teacher shares insights and inspiring images of earth-friendly, child-friendly natural playspaces. Projects…

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January 2015

Webinar: Tools and Equipment for the Management of Invasive Species in Natural Areas

January 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Steven Manning will open the toolbox and outline examples of effective treatments for integrated management of invasive plants including herbicide application methods, manual, mechanical and cultural control.   Steve will highlight the good the bad and the ugly learned from more than 20 years of on the ground experience controlling invasive plants in the United States.   This includes equipment highlights, effective and ineffective selective and non-selective control methods, the consequences of proper hiring practices, and associated costs. Steven Manning has spent…

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Webinar: Xeriscape: Whole System Planning and Practice

January 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Xeriscape: Whole System Planning and Practice (More details coming soon.) Christie Green Presenter

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