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Staying Ahead of the Curve

2011 ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace
March 3, 2011
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA

Interest in Green landscapes is at an all-time high. But what does that mean for the professional? On March 3, 2011, join ELA to learn from the experts how to stay ahead of the ecological curve.

Make plans now to join an outstanding lineup of educators and experienced practitioners discussing topics that include healthy soils for trees, plant choices for food-productive landscapes, and rain gardens that really work. Fifteen sessions provide essential information on many aspects of ecological, sustainable, and organic landscaping. The concurrent Eco-Marketplace features new products and services that support greener landscapes.

Following a day of information-packed sessions, three experts in the field of plant selection present a Keynote Panel Discussion – Native, Introduced, Invasive, and Endangered Plants in the Landscape: Untangling the Roots of the Problem. William Cullina, Director of Horticulture and Plant Curator for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and former Nursery Director and Head Propagator for the New England Wild Flower Society; Dr. Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; and Jono Neiger, an expert in permaculture design, conservation biology, and restoration ecology, focus attention on the knotty issues relating to plant choices.

Register now to ensure that you stay Ahead of the Curve.

Full brochure and online registration available at or call 617-436-5838 (attendees); 617-308-7063 (exhibitors)