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October 2016
$23 - $33

Eco-tour: Ecological Landscape Maintenance Techniques at Mass Audubon

October 4 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary,
10 Juniper Rd
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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At Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, well-maintained trails wind through serene forests of deciduous and evergreen trees, across meadows, and around ponds and vernal pools. Located just six miles from downtown Boston, this unique 90-acre natural oasis offers recreation and environmental education for all ages. With a wide range of habitats, maintenance on this property is diverse, challenging, and never ending but careful planning along with well-executed ecological practices are proving successful. Join tour guide, Sandy Vorce…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Sustainable Business Practices for Landscape Professionals

October 12 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Frank Crandall

Presented by Frank Crandall, Horticultural Solutions Success in business requires training, discipline & hard work. In this presentation, Frank Crandall will present proven techniques for streamlining your business practices to improve your cash flow and bottom line. Some of the topics will include: Estimating/Job Costing, Marketing, Mission/Vision, Social Media, Management Tips, and Seasonal Cash Flow. This presentation will help you to: Construct your business plan using an understanding of the national and local economy, and your values and vision. Understand…

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$23 - $33

Eco-tour: John Hancock Charles River Walking Path

October 17 @ 10:30 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
John Hancock Charles River Walking Path,
55 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481 United States
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Join tour guide Trevor Smith to learn about the half mile permeable walking trail that was recently constructed along the Charles River in back of the Wellesley Office Park on William Street. The project includes two boardwalk bridges and multiple vista points overlooking the water. The project is on Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) land and was funded by John Hancock Real Estate USA. The walkway was installed using Porous Pave™ a durable pervious paving material made from recycled…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Dirty Streets to Dirty BMPS: Maintaining Clean Stormwater BMPs Along Roadways

October 20 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Stormwater Solutions - MT

Presented by Mary Travaglini If you built a public bathroom, would you arrange to clean it? If you bought a car, would you schedule oil changes? So why would you design stormwater facilities and walk away? Once all the landscape architects, engineers, planners, and builders walk away from a project, success is only guaranteed by the programs designed to maintain it. The use of stormwater LIDs are increasing along roadways, which are subject to harsh impacts from sediment, pollutants, salt,…

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November 2016
Free - $10

Webinar: Urban Tree Selection in a Changing Climate

November 1 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
detroit phys

Presented by Dr. Bert Cregg Urban and community forests are likely to be among the first ecosystems impacted by climate change since projected temperature increases will be exacerbated by urban heat island effects. Based on current climate projections urban trees will experience dramatically warmer temperatures during their lifespans than the climates under which they evolved. Identifying appropriate tree genotypes for future climates is fraught with uncertainty and the potential for unintended consequences. In this program, Dr. Bert Cregg, Associate Professor…

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Free - $10

Webinar: How to Use Sex (Gender) and Power to Increase Sales

November 2 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Beatrice Stonebanks Landscape

Presented by Beatrice Stonebanks There are basic differences between Men and Women, in their brains and in their buying styles. If you know the differences, you can use them to your advantage. Gender is a hot topic and a powerful, respect-based conversation. Learn how to dominate without being domineering, how to be submissive without being subservient. Learn powerful tactics to use during meetings with peers, management and prospects to conduct and close business in an open, straightforward and passionate way,…

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$85 - $110

2016 ELA Season’s End Summit: Landscape Design with Maintenance in Mind

November 10 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Harvest Project Barn,
37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Greenway Landscape Design

Beautifully designed landscapes are a delight to the senses. We all love the temptations shown in colorful garden publications, so full of promise and potential. All too often, the love affair ends when the maintenance begins. Join us for the 7th annual ELA Season’s End Summit to explore Landscape Design with Maintenance in Mind with our distinguished lineup of presenters. On Thursday, November 10th, we will reconnect with colleagues, reflect on the past growing season, and get inspired for the next.…

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Webinar: Soil Amendments: What Works, What Should Be Avoided?

November 16 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Organic Mechanic Soils

Presented by Mark Highland Soils are the base of the landscape. Their complexity can be overwhelming without proper tools to analyze and make best practice recommendations for clients and job sites. This webinar will discuss how to assess soil conditions and make a plan of action to preserve, protect, and promote soil health. Native soils, soil amendments, and engineered soils will be discussed. Mark Highland recalls that “It was on a beautiful piece of Illinois farmland that I pushed his…

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December 2016
Free - $10

Webinar: Evaluating Conservation Landscape Designs

December 8 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
Waterford Rain Garden Right Side of Entrance

Presented by Ann English This presentation will focus on evaluation of landscape design which includes environmental as well as aesthetic assessment.  A Conservation Landscape can take many forms and can conform to standard aesthetic assessment while providing valuable ecosystem services, such as runoff reduction and pollinator support.  The webinar will cover the key components of a conservation landscape, and how to create aesthetically pleasing landscape solutions that require fewer synthetic inputs while applying typical form, color, texture, concept analysis aspects…

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$99 - $139

Creating Ecological Plant Communities: Digging Deep into Plant Knowledge with The Masters

December 9 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens,
990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
Native Shade Garden Full

The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) in collaboration with Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a symposium for landscape professionals on Friday, December 9th at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York. Early Registration Discounts through November 1st. Sponsorship opportunities available. American Horticulture is undergoing a revolution. From native plants in plant communities, to matrix-planted xeriscapes, to new perennial grasslands with wildlife habitat, gardeners and designers are using native and exotic plants in new and exciting ways. But the…

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