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ELA News – June 2021

Eco-Answers with an Eco-Pro

Introducing a new interactive Q&A with ELA’s Eco-Pros. Each month, one of our Pros will focus on a general ecological topic and open the discussion up for questions from ELA members. We welcome our members to join this free 90-minute Zoom conversation from wherever you are to get the inside scoop from a Pro.

June Eco-Answers: Water in the Landscape – Battling persistent drainage problems? Suffering raingarden angst? Considering a permeable replacement for your patio? Meet with one of ELA’s Eco-Pros for ecologically-focused answers to your landscape questions. In June, our Pro dives into stormwater and water related problems and concerns in the landscape. Join Trevor Smith on June 30, 6:30-8:00pm, to ask your questions about stormwater and green infrastructure. Register here.

July Eco-Answers: Edible Landscapes Is your vegetable garden letting you down? Are you unsure about non-toxic pest and disease controls? Suffering from tomato envy? Meet with one of ELA’s Eco-Pros for ecologically-focused answers to your landscape questions. In July, our Pro bites into your questions about edibles in the landscape. Whether you are nurturing a single potted tomato or an acre, join Dan Jaffe Wilder, native edible plant specialist, on July 28, 6:30-8:00pm, to ask your questions about managing and maintaining edible plants. Register here.

ELA Members: Vote for Your Board

Check your email inbox for the ELA Annual Meeting notice that includes your ballot for members of the 2021-22 Board of Directors. Completed ballots must be returned by July 15, 2021. Again this year, we will not hold an in-person summer workshop as the ELA Board spends the time on future planning for the organization.

Share Your Expertise!

As ELA begins scheduling fall and winter virtual conferences, we’re reaching out to our community for speakers. Our members have hundreds of years of combined experience designing, developing, and maintaining all manner of ecological landscapes. If you have an ecological expertise or field experience, consider sharing with the ELA audience. We seek speakers on a great variety of topics, and ELA programs are geared to audiences from general gardener to advanced professional. If you have a topic you’d like to present with ELA, take a minute to let us know by providing a little information. Click here to submit a proposal.

If you aren’t a speaker, but you heard a great talk this past year, we’d like to hear about that, too. Just send an email to