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ELA News – November 2020

It’s a Bountiful Fall

Ecological Plant Conference – December 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 experts delve into plants for small urban spaces, plants that feed us, plants that thrive in shade, and carefree plants that rein in maintenance. Find out more.

Sponsorships Available

Showcase your company in front of ELA’s ecologically focused audience by sponsoring the Ecological Plant Conference. There’s still time to share your company’s products and services. Find out more

Thank You to Our Fall Conference Sponsors

Ecological Plant Conference

·    Planters’ Choice, Sustaining Sponsor

·    Pennington Grey, Restoration Sponsor

·    New Moon Nursery, Restoration Sponsor

·    Ernst Seeds, Conservation Sponsor

Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes:

·    New Moon Nursery, 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

Season’s End Summit

·    Tech Terra Environmental, Speaker Sponsor

NGICP Class Added in December

Learn Stormwater Solutions – Expand Your Opportunities

Designed to meet international best-practice standards, certification through the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting Green Infrastructure (GI) as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, by supporting the development of proficient green work-forces, and by establishing a career path for skilled GI workers. The program provides the foundational understanding needed to properly design and oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure. This program provides candidates with the technical skills necessary to successfully incorporate GI into projects. LA CES and NOFA CEUs.

The 35-hour class will be offered from 12:00-5:00pm on Monday 11/30, Tuesday 12/1, Tuesday 12/8, Thursday 12/10, Tuesday 12/15, Thursday 12/17, and Tuesday 12/22. Find out more and register

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 November 18

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. You can call in for 5 minutes or stay for 30. Email for the call-in number. Hope to talk to you then.