ELA webinars, workshops, tours, and conferences expand your knowledge, increase your skill set, and offer opportunities to build a network of like-minded contacts.
ELA's one- and two-day regional conferences offer cutting-edge knowledge, useful information, CEU's, and invaluable opportunities for engagement with fellow professionals. Conference sponsors present their ecologically-focused products and services while supporting ecological education.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 8:30 amELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace March 3 & 4 including two full days with 24 presentations and panel discussions. Many CEUs available.
Attend a focused event on an ecological topic. From native plants to alternative lawns and carbon sequestration to water conservation, there’s a topic sure to pique interest and imagination. Taught by experts in their fields, classes focus on tools for creating the ecological landscape you envision.
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:00 pmWith detailed discussion and project photos, Trevor will introduce you to five practical Green Infrastructure tools. He will share his two decades of practical experience designing, installing, and improving stormwater management systems. The class will include time for Trevor to address your questions on these GSI tools.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:00 pmWhen designing public spaces, understand how to use your creative ideas to build partnerships, develop fundraisers, overcome obstacles, and draw visitors to your public landscape.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 2:00 pmExplore the principles and specific steps to keep you engaged and confident in small-scale restoration projects.
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 1:00 pmJoin us to learn about deer behavior and natural preventative measures to safeguard your garden.
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 1:00 pmThis shade gardening workshop blends site-specific assessment, design strategies, and plant options to help enliven your imagination.
Eco-tours & Workshops
In-person and hands-on opportunities to explore ecological landscapes can be an invaluable experience. Professionals involved in designing and installing ecological landscapes act as Eco-tour hosts, guiding small groups of attendees, providing context, and answering questions. Hands-on workshops bring concepts to life with opportunities for practical experience.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 10:00 amJoin Dr. Cathy Neal on this tour to learn results from UNH research on wildflower meadow establishment, helping you to successfully plan, prepare, plant and maintain a beautiful and functional wildflower meadow that blooms all season long.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:00 amJoin this professionally guided tour of The Native Plant Center to learn more about native plants and pollinator support.
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:00 amELA Eco-tour to meadows that display the rich color palettes that can be achieved using native plants. The meadows are all designed with four season interest - a feature that invites frequent visits to experience the changing views.
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10:00 amWe invite you join us on this guided Eco-tour to experience the beauty, diversity and sustainability of our native flora for yourself.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 4:00 pmTour two private gardens in Rye, NY to learn about design choices based upon ecological principles, habitat-enhancing plant selections, and appropriate maintenance practices, all critical elements in creating healthy ecosystems.
Free access to ELA Members, “A Focus on Sustainability” is an interactive webinar series geared to the needs of landscape professionals and gardeners. Experts from across the country present a wide range of topics relevant to sustainability. Webinars are developed in collaboration with several like-minded, ecologically-focused organizations that also provide regional education programs.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00 pmWith ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes, you will quickly gain the confidence and knowledge to transform your own landscape into a cohesive series of eye-catching scenes.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00 pmIn this presentation, Richard McCoy will provide information on current techniques of proper planting, how to correct unseen issues that are borne in the landscape nursery, the importance of the plant root collar, plant placement by matching site conditions to a plant’s cultural needs, and how these efforts add value.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00 pmThis presentation describes how to create layers in varied habitats including the perennial, berry, and vegetable gardens. The result is visually fulfilling, low maintenance, and mulch-eliminating when plants go wall-to-wall.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00 pmLearn about common insects in our communities and how to support them.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:00 pmIn this presentation, Dr. Serita Frey will explore how the quality of the soil determines the capacity of land to support natural ecosystems and human society.