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ELA News – October 2020

It’s a Bountiful Fall

Our fall conferences will be conducted entirely online this year, utilizing tools that facilitate attendees’ interactive collaboration and offer an engaging and inspiring experience. Join us!

Seasons End Summit – October 28

We look back at a season that has truly been like no other. As our landscapes wind down in the northern hemisphere, join us in an exploration of fresh perspectives and inspiring discussions of tools and techniques that help us build healthy and healing landscapes.

Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes – November 12

Early discounts through October 19. 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 take a hopeful look at the evolution of landscapes managed by humans, and we consider what the future portends.

Ecological Plant Conference – December 4

Early discounts through November 4. Spend a day reconnecting with familiar plants, learning new plant options, exploring garden insects, and reconsidering 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.

Conference Sponsorships Available

Showcase your company in front of ELA’s ecologically focused audience by becoming a conference sponsor. There’s still time to share your company’s products and services. To find out more, click on an event:

~ Season’s End Summit ~ Regenerative Solutions ~ Ecological Plant Conference ~

We offer a special thank you to those who have already become sponsors:

Sponsoring the Season’s End Summit:

Tech Terra Environmental, Speaker Sponsor

Sponsoring Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes:

New Moon Nurseries, Keynote Sponsor

Redbud Native Plant Nursery, Speaker Sponsor

Organic Mechanics, Restoration Sponsor

Kind Earth Growers, Restoration Sponsor

North Creek Nurseries, Conservation Sponsor

Babikow Wholesale Nursery, Conservation Sponsor

Call for Speaker Proposals – All Levels

Are you an expert on an ecological topic? Have you compiled photos for a case study of a great project? Do you enjoy sharing your expertise? ELA is seeking speakers on topics that run the gamut of sustainable landscapes. And, we need speakers for all audiences, from the advanced-level green industry professional to the home gardener/plant enthusiast.

If you have an idea for a presentation, send a topic description and your bio to If one of your presentations has been recorded, please share the link.

Share Your Program Ideas on October 21

If you have an idea for a program, heard a terrific speaker, or learned about a great resource, share your findings during ELA’s Virtual Volunteer Coffee. We’ll meet between 12:30 and 1:00 on October 21. You can call in for 5 minutes or stay for 30. Email for the call-in number. Hope to talk to you then.