Non-ELA Events


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


March 17 – Sustainability by Land & Sea; Beverly, MA; 8:00am-4:00pm.

March 18 – Effective Erosion and Sediment Control; Ipswich, MA; 9:00am-11:00pm.

March 18 – Pruning Blueberries; Bolton, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

March 18 – Connecticut Land Conservation Conference; Middletown, CT; 7:45am-6:00pm.

March 18 – Naked Tree I.D.; Smithfield, RI; 10:00am-12:00pm.

March 21 – Designing Plant Communities: The Art and Science of Successful Native Planting; Bronx, NY; 1:00-3:00pm.

March 21 – The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification; Milford, MA; 9:00am-2:00pm.

March 22 – Soak Up the Rain New England; Webinar; 1:00-2:30pm EST.

March 25 – Flower to Fork: Native Plants, Farms, and Food; South Hadley, MA; 9:00am-3:00pm.

March 25 – Mass Land Conservation Conference; Worcester, MA; 8:00am-4:00pm.

March 25 ELA Event→Foundation Gardens that Say Welcome Home; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

March 25 – Planning and Creating a Compact Orchard; Milton, MA; 9:00-11:00am.

March 26 – Kill Your Lawn! Brewster, MA; 1:00-2:30pm.

March 28 ELA Webinar→Designing with Plant Communities in Mind; 12:30-1:30pm EST.

March 28 – Techniques for Safe Tree Felling & Cutting; Wellesley, MA; 2:30-4:30pm.

March 28 – Emerging & Persistent Diseases Threatening Our Trees; Wellesley, MA; 5:00-8:00pm.

March 29 – Best Practices for Pollinators in the Real World; St. Paul, MN; 8:00am-12:00pm.

March 29-30 – Veteran Tree Care Workshop; Brooklyn Botanic Garden/Green-Wood, Brooklyn, NY; 9:00am-4:00pm.

March 30 – Sustainable Landscapes Management; Wareham, MA; 9:00am-3:30pm.

March 30 – Gardening at Greater Dixter; NYC; NY; 10:00-11:30am.

March 30 ELA Event→Rainwater Harvesting: Make Every Drop Count; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.


April 2 – Bird-Friendly Gardens; Brewster, MA; 1:00-2:30pm.

April 4 – 2017 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference; online and live options; 9:00am-5:00pm EST.

April 5 – How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators; Cambridge, MA; 7:00 – 8:30pm.

April 6-7 – New England Hardscape Expo; Providence, RI.

April 8 – Home Orchard Establishment & Basics; Sherborn, MA; 8:00am-12:00pm.

April 8 – Home Orchard Pest Management; Sherborn, MA; 1:00pm-3:00pm.

April 9 – Attractive Native Plants for the Cape Cod Landscape; Brewster, MA; 1:00-2:30pm.

April 15 – Edible Landscaping with Fruit; Amherst, MA; 10:00am-1:00pm.

April 21-22 UMass Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration with Dr. Michael Dirr; Amherst, MA.

April 21-23 – 17th Northeast Natural History Conference; Cromwell, CT.

April 22 –  Earth Day & March for Science; multiple venues.

April 29 ELA Event→Xeriscaping; Framingham, MA; 1:00-3:30pm.

April 29 – People’s Climate March; Washington, D.C.

April 29 – Mass Audubon Statewide Volunteer Day.


May 3 – The Challenge of a Public Native Plant Garden: Maintenance, Interpretation, and Compromise; Cambridge, MA; 7:00 – 8:30pm.

May 4-20 – Tree Stewards Education Course; Providence, RI; multiple days, times vary.

May 11-13 – Farm to Plate Conference; Ithaca, NY.

May 13 – Grow Native Plant Sale; Waltham, MA; 9:00am-4:00pm.

May 16 – Lincoln Park; Lexington, MA; 4:00-6:00pm.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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