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ELA Names Winners of 2019 Spotlight on Natives Contest

by Maureen Sundberg Photographers from across the country submitted nearly 100 images to ELA’s 2019 Spotlight on Natives Photography Contest. Each sought to capture the special allure of native plants – the unique structure of trunks, stems, leaves, blossoms, seeds; the juxtaposition of plants in a community; the interaction of flora and fauna. (more…)

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ELA News Highlights – June 2019

On June 22 Join the Celebrate Native Plants Tour! You can still register to visit native plant gardens on Saturday, June 22. Discover beautiful landscapes of native plants in Massachusetts and learn from those who design and maintain the landscapes. Sign up to visit gardens. ELA Members: Vote for your Board Check your email inbox […]

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ELA News Highlights – May 2019

ELA News Celebrate Native Plants in June! ELA’s Third Celebrating Native Plants Share your passion for native plants! Sign up to host a garden tour during ELA’s Third Annual Celebrating Native Plants Garden Tour. Whether it’s a garden you’ve nurtured and maintained over decades or recently installed, your own yard or a client’s property, ELA […]

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ELA News – April 2019

Introducing Two New Programs! National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and the Water Environment Federation, the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. (more…)

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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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