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ELA Names Winners of Spotlight on Natives Contest

by Maureen Sundberg Photographers from across the country submitted over 200 images to ELA’s Spotlight on Natives Photography Contest. Each sought to capture the special allure of native plants – the unique structure of trunks, stems, leaves, and blossoms; the mystery of seed pods; the interaction of flora and fauna. (more…)

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So Hard To Say Goodbye

by Trevor Smith, ELA President I was so nervous sitting down to my first ELA board meeting.  At the table were a handful of brilliant, talented individuals who were, surprisingly, all on the same page as I was. I was home.  (more…)

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Looking Forward with ELA

by Theresa Sprague I attended my first ELA conference shortly after finishing my master’s degree at the Conway school. As a newly minted grad I had a lot of big ideas, but not a lot of confidence in what to do with them. The first sessions I attended at the conference were presented by the […]

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Conference Highlights

ELA’s 22nd Conference & Eco-Marketplace celebrated a successful move to UMass Amherst last week. The first floor of the Student Union offered a lively venue with attendees mingling with students and faculty who visited exhibitors or purchased books from the ELA Store. Wednesday’s social hour  before the keynote dinner provided an opportunity for lively engagement among […]

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ELA Capital Fund Drive

For more than twenty five years, ELA has advocated for environmentally responsible landscapes. This important work continues through the generous support of ELA’s members and donors. Throughout the year ELA plays a critical role by educating landscape professionals and the public about important ecological landscape choices. This important work reaches a wide audience aided by digital […]

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An Environmental Vision. The Award Goes To….

For the second year running, The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit at the Boston Flower & Garden Show received the Ecological Landscape Alliance Environmental Vision Award. This year’s exhibit, “An Enchanted New England Woodland Walk” featured the border where planned landscape meets woods from a child’s perspective. One goal of the exhibit, according to John Forti, […]

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ELA Announces Season 2 of Webinar Series “A Focus on Sustainability”

Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) is excited to announce the second season of a webinar series geared to landscape professionals that will begin on October 7, 2014. The continuing series was made possible through ELA’s collaboration with three sister organizations: Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA), and EcoLandscape California (ELC). (more…)

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ELA Hosts Ecological Dialog on LinkedIn

Whether you are located in the area of ELA’s upcoming events or in some distant landscape, you are invited to participate in ELA collaborations and discussions by joining the Ecological Landscape Alliance discussion group on LinkedIn. The ELA discussion group is open to both ELA members and non-members from around the world. Today the discussion […]

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