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Thu, October 27 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
By Kate Cholakis and Eliza Pennypacker
Rain gardens, a type of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), can provide habitat while reducing the amount of polluted stormwater runoff leaving a property. Why might a rain garden in the front yard be problematic? Acknowledging key differences between rain gardens and the residential “landscape norm” is key to changing perceptions.
By Uli Lorimer
Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Northeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. We must envision a future in which wild creatures of all shapes and sizes are afforded space in our built environment.
By Laura J. Martin
Native wildflower gardening is more popular than ever. But a century ago, this was not the case. Wildflowers persist in the numbers they do today because of the activism and research of a group of women ecologists who in 1901 defied gender norms and founded the discipline of ecological restoration.
By Leslie Duthie
This gardener decided to kill part of her lawn two years ago when we were encouraged to stay home due to the pandemic. Now in its third spring, follow the journey from surprises to successes to lessons learned. The barren lawn has been replaced with a shade and sun meadow with straightforward, easy steps that even a novice garden can copy.
By Norm Helie
Many trees die during the first season at the new site. Watering transplanted trees is not the same as watering crops or a perennial garden. Small annual and perennial plant root systems require less oxygen than the delicate fine root systems of the tree.
We’ve scanned the media – in print and online – for items of interest to ELA’s ecologically focused audience:
- Living Tree Bridges
- The Dark Side of Light Pollution
- Best Mulching Practices
- How to Manage Weeds on Your Farm
- Efforts to Save North America’s Most Endangered Bird Species Are Succeeding
- A Difficult Site Becomes a Lovely Garden
- Amazon vs. Rusty Patch Bumblebee
- USDA Kills Thousands of Native Species
- Piet Oudolf Designs New Garden
- Olmstead’s 200th Birthday
- Iconic Wildflower in Peril
- Invasive Toxic Hammerhead Worm Found in Rhode Island
- Native Garden Tours MetroWest Boston
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ELA’s one- and two-day regional conferences offer cutting-edge knowledge, useful information, CEU’s, and invaluable opportunities for engagement with fellow professionals. Conference sponsors present their ecologically-focused products and services while supporting ecological education.
A Focus on Sustainability – This Fall/Winter series is geared to landscape professionals and anyone who stewards the land. Webinars are taught by nationwide experts on ecological landscape topics.
Wednesday Walks in the Garden – This free Summer/Spring webinar series was begun in 2020 and offers a wide range of topics to engage and educate garden enthusiasts on ecological principles.