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ELA News – December 2019

New Event in 2020

ELA has a new collaboration with Tower Hill Botanic Garden on February 6. Be sure to check details about the Urban Tree Symposium: The Future of the Urban Forest.

Thank You to Our Fall Conference Sponsors

ELA appreciates the sponsors who supported our two fall conferences in the Mid-Atlantic and New York.

Mid-Atlantic Conference

~ New Moon Nursery ~ Organic Mechanics Soil Company ~ Kind Earth Growers ~

~ Tech Terra Environmental ~ Babikow Greenhouses ~ Izel Plants ~

Ecological Plant Conference

Atlantic Nurseries ~ Pennington Grey ~ Hoffmans Nursery ~ North Creek Nurseries

February 24-28: National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. In collaboration with ELA, Trevor Smith offers a 5-day, 35-hour NGICP course that provides graduates the skillset needed to design green stormwater infrastructure and to oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of these projects. A class is scheduled the week of February 24 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden is Boylston, MA. Find more information and register.

Enjoy Great Winter Webinar Viewing!

A Focus on Sustainability webinar series continues into March. Remember that your ELA membership gives you free access to upcoming as well as archived webinars, including the nine-part Introduction to Ecological Landscaping conducted in Spanish. Find a list of all free webinars by logging on your Member Page.

December 18: Let Us Hear from You

Don’t have time to volunteer, but have ideas for programs ELA should offer? Give ELA a call during volunteer virtual coffee on the third Wednesday of the month any time between 12:30 and 1:00 to share your ideas. To receive the call-in number, email: ela_new