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February 2018

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

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$ 252 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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Webinar: Developing a Comprehensive Integrative Pest Management (IPM) Plan

March 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Free - 10$ 999 tickets left

An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) is a tool for plant professionals to control pests in a timely, safe, and efficient manner and is a vital component in producing and maintaining healthy plants and landscapes. An IPM plan includes several aspects: sanitation and prevention, conservation, and augmentation methods using beneficial organisms. Traditionally, IPM plans also include the judicious use of chemical pesticides when all else fails. In this webinar, Alexis will discuss the negative effects of chemicals on beneficial insects…

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