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ELA News – September 2020

All Fall Events Boast Early Discounts

Our fall conferences will be conducted entirely online this year, utilizing tools that allow interactive collaboration and offer participants an engaging and inspiring experience.

Season’s End Summit – October 28

We look back at a season that has truly been like no other. Join us at this year’s Season’s End Summit for refreshing perspectives and inspiring discussions of tools and techniques that help us build healthy and healing landscape, featuring Neil Diboll.

Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes – November 12

At this all-day event, we consider future landscapes and the importance of regenerative solutions to meet climate change challenges. Featuring author Emma Marris, we look at the evolution of landscapes managed by humans and what the future portends.

Ecological Plant Conference – December 4

Spend a day reconnecting with familiar plants, learning new plant options, exploring garden insects, and reconsider how humans and plants interrelate. This year’s five experts delve into plants for small urban spaces, plants that feed us, plants that thrive in shade, and carefree plants that rein in maintenance.

Member Engagement

In August, ELA’s Membership Committee, a subset of the Board of Trustees, began a quarterly outreach initiative. In the first email, members were asked to share a photograph of a cherished landscape. We offer a few of those submissions here as our hearts go out to those in the ELA community who have lost a favorite landscape to fire or destructive weather this season.

Mansfield, Ohio

Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

Monkton, Vermont

Share Your Program Ideas on September 16

We’re always anxious to hear from our community. If you have an idea for a program, heard a terrific speaker, or learned about a great resource, then call in to Virtual Volunteer Coffee to share. We’ll meet between 12:30 and 1:00 on September 16. Call for 5 minutes or stay for 30. Email for the call-in number. Hope to talk to you then.