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November 2017

Ecological Plant Conference Reception

November 29 @ 7:00 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST
Brooklyn Private Residence, To be supplied
Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Free 12 tickets left

Pre-Conference Bonus For Ecological Plant Conference - ELA Member Registrants Only ELA’s November 30th Ecological Plant Conference is sure to be one of the highlights of the year. Responding to requests for more ELA events in the New York area, this one is being held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I do hope that you can join us. Five distinguished plant masters will speak in-depth about how to care for and design with a few of their favorite plants. Read…

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The Ecological Plant Conference

November 30 @ 9:00 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
Prospect Park Picnic House, 95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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85$ - 149$ 141 tickets left

Click here for Sponsorship opportunities Sustaining Sponsor Outstanding Plants for the Productive Urban Landscape The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) in collaboration with Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a symposium for landscape professionals on Thursday, November 30th at Prospect Park (The Picnic House), Brooklyn, New York.  Click here for conference schedule. 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 both native and non-native…

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December 2017

Seasonal Inspiration for The Winter Garden

December 2 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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18$ - 21$ 4 tickets left

Sometimes the best way to think about your own garden is to visit someone else’s for inspiration. Enjoy a walk around Garden in the Woods with Botanic Garden Director Mark Richardson to learn about some of his favorite plants for the winter garden.   Mark Richardson New England Wild Flower Society. Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm in Whately, Massachusetts. He studied ornamental horticulture…

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Meadows 1 2 3

December 9 @ 10:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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73$ - 88$ 22 tickets left

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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Webinar: Invasive Plant Control Without Chemicals

December 12 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST
Free - 10$ 976 tickets left

Persistent, Relentless, Tenacious…such are the words we deploy to describe our nemesis weeds and invasive species. Invasive plant species colonize degraded landscapes and overtake native plants robbing the area of critical ecosystem services. These exotic plants spread rampantly when they are free of natural checks and balances found in their native range.  A handful of high-impact, aggressive non-natives affect soil health, biodiversity, and even land access. Who wants to hack their way through a tangle of unyielding multi-flora rose, common buckthorn, and…

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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 991 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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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

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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