Non-ELA Events


Events to Note (listings indicate local time unless otherwise noted)


May 16 ELA Eco-tour→Lincoln Park; Lexington, MA; 4:00-6:00pm.

May 17 – What Health Dangers Do Immigrant Laborers Face in the Landscape Industry; Salem, MA; 6:00-7:30pm.

May 18 – MA Smart Growth Conference; Worcester, MA.

May 18 – Insect, Disease and Weed Problems in the Landscape; Westfield, MA; 5:00-7:00pm.

May 23 ELA Eco-tour→Roger Williams Park – Artful Stormwater Solutions; Providence, RI; 10:30am-12:30pm.

May 31 – Hope in a New Ecology; Boston, MA; 7:00-8:30pm.


June 3 – Prfct Place Celebration: Q & A on toxin-free landscaping with Edwina von Gal; East Hampton, NY; 10:ooam to 4:00 pm.

June 4 ELA Event→Rain Garden Fundamentals; Framingham, MA; 1:30-3:00pm.

June 4-10 – Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens; Steuben, ME.

June 7 ELA Eco-tour→Fuller Brook Park Streambank Restoration; Wellesley, MA; 4:30-6:30pm.

June 7 – Improving Water Quality in Your Own Backyard; Worcester, MA; 5:30-7:30pm.

June 7-10 – Native Plants in the Landscape Conference: Building Communities…One Plant at a Time; Millersville, PA.

June 8 – Weed Walkabout; Walpole, MA; 4:00-6:00pm.

June 10-11 – Mother Earth News Fair; Burlington, VT.

June 11-17 – Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification; Steuben, ME.

June 12-13 – Herpetology Workshop; Stokes State Forest, NJ.

June 13 Soak Up the Rain, New England EPA Webinar Series; 1:00-2:00pm EST

June 14 – Supporting Pollinators & Saving Water Workshop; Worcester, MA; 7:00-8:30pm.

June 15 ELA Eco-tour→YardScaping Ecological Demonstration Gardens; Portland, ME; 4:00-6:00pm.

June 15 – Warren Manning: Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner; Boston, MA; 6:00pm.

June 15 – Insect, Weed and Cultural Problems in the Landscape; Beverly, MA; 5:00-7:00pm.

June 16 ELA Event→ Designing a Garden for All Seasons; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-2:00pm.

June 16-18 – Native Plant Communities: A Weekend Retreat with Darrel Morrison; Cornwall, NY.

June 17 ELA Eco-tour→Lush, Lovely, and Lawn-Free Gardens; Brookline, MA; 5:00-7:00pm.

June 18-24 – Bogs and Fens: Maine Peatlands; Steuben, ME.

June 19 – Gowanus Green + Blue 10th Birthday Bash; Brooklyn, NY; 7:00pm.

June 20 ELA Eco-tour→Heritage Museums & Gardens; Sandwich, MA; 1:00-3:00pm.

June 21 ELA Event→ Growing a Vibrant Shade Garden; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-2:00pm.

June 24 ELA Eco-tour→Celebrating the Natives; sites throughout Massachusetts; 12:00-4:00pm.

June 24-25 – Gardening with the Masters Garden Tour; sites around Rhode Island; 10:00am-4:00pm.

June 25-July 1 – Liverworts and Liverwort Ecology; Steuben, ME.

June 27 ELA Event→The Role of Plants in an Aquatic Ecosystem; Mendon, MA; 10:00am-12:30pm.

June 27-29 – One Water Summit; New Orleans, LA.

June 30 ELA Event→Birds & Bees: Meadows and Native Field Trials; Shelburne, VT; 1:00-3:00pm.


July 2-8 – Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology; Steuben, ME.

July 9 ELA Event→Tried and True Natives; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

July 11 ELA Eco-tour→Irrigation Tools and Techniques at The Greenway and Seaport Parks; Boston, MA; 10:00-12:00pm.

July 11- Drought-Tolerant Plants for the Dog Days of Summer; Boston, MA; 6:30-8:30pm.

July 20 ELA Event→Phyto Filtration: The Power of Plants; Mendon, MA; 9:30-11:30am.

July 20 – Earth Care Farm Compost Tour: Soil Fertility and Garlic Harvesting/Curing; Charlestown, RI; 5:30pm.

July 23 ELA Eco-tour→Landscaping for Wildlife – Gardening with a Purpose; Walpole, NH; 1:00-3:00pm.

July 25 ELA Event→Alternatives to Traditional Lawns; Framingham, MA; 1:00-5:00pm.

July 26 – UMass Turf Research Field Day; South Deerfield, MA; 8:00am-1:00pm.

July 27 ELA Eco-tour→In Pursuit of Balanced Ecosystems, Land Stewardship, and the Perfect Loaf; Norwich, VT; 10:30am-12:30pm.


August 3-4 – Art and Land Conservation Symposium; Waterville, ME.

August 5-6 – Mother Earth News Fair; Albany, OR.

August 9 ELA Eco-tour→Native Plants for Professionals; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-3:00pm.

August 10&19 – Practical Pruning; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY.

August 11-13 – NOFA Summer Conference; Amherst, MA.

August 12 ELA Eco-tour→Celebrating the Natives; sites throughout Massachusetts; 12:00-4:00pm.

August 27-September 1 – 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration; Foz do Iguassu, Brazil.

August 30, September 2&13 ELA Event→Native Woody Plant Materials; Framingham, MA.


September 13 ELA Eco-tour→North Creek Nurseries Test and Trial Gardens; Landenberg, PA; 10:00am-12:30pm.

September 15-17 – Mother Earth News Fair; Seven Springs, PA.

September 27- Plant Combinations for Beneficial Home Landscapes; Boston, MA; 4:00-6:00pm.


October 19 – Native Plants and Pollinators Conference; Storrs, CT; 8:00am-3:00pm.


November 3-4 – Building Community Trails: A Path to Vibrant Communities; Leominster, MA.


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