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December 2016
$20 - $24

City Gardening with New England Natives

December 4 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Gardening in the city can be a challenge, as gardeners often have to cope with hot, dry, and shady conditions. Learn about the tough and beautiful plants that thrive in the harsh conditions common in urban environments. David Falk will tell you where to find these plants and share some basic gardening techniques that will turn your landscape into a lush, colorful, healthy space. Class will be taught by David Falk, Horticulturist at New England Wild Flower Society and Owner…

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$73 - $88

Meadows 1 2 3

December 8 @ 10:00 am EST - 3:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Meadow

No one can grow an instant meadow, but in this one-day seminar you can quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create one. The topics covered include: what a meadow is; what makes a good meadow site; how you can prepare for planting, select plant species, and find seeds or plugs; how to plant; and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three. Class taught by Kathy Connolly, Landscape Designer at Speaking of Landscapes,…

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Free - $10

Webinar: Evaluating Conservation Landscape Designs

December 8 @ 7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
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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 - $149

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

December 9 @ 8:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens,
990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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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.  Click here for symposium schedule. Click here for conference discount at NU Hotel in Brooklyn.  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…

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January 2017
Free - $10

Webinar: Keeping Invasive Plants Out of Landscaping

January 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

Presented by Doug Johnson Invasive plants can cause significant damage to native ecosystems, and horticulture has been a top pathway for introducing invasive plants. Now that we know more about the environmental risk, how can we make sure landscaping does not cause problems in the future? Numerous efforts are making progress on this front, many with explicit support from the green industry. The PlantRight partnership in California has brought together stakeholders to reach consensus on plant species that can voluntarily…

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$18 - $25

Screening: Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

January 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST
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Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Two Screenings: 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 is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused…

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Free - $25

Screening: Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

January 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EST
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Garden in the Woods,
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Hometown Habitat Cover

Two Screenings: 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 is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused…

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Free - $10

Webinar: The Insider’s Guide to Assessing SITES Viability

January 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST
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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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$59 - $79

LANDSCAPE HEROES: CARBON, WATER, AND BIODIVERSITY

January 31, 2017 @ 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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Small Steps - Big Impacts 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…

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February 2017
$120 - $144

Designing Gardens for Small Spaces

February 16, 2017 @ 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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