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 4, 2020 - 8:00 amELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace offers twelve sessions ranging from an in-depth look at insects, plants, and soil to larger concepts of creating urban habitat, repairing degraded land, and restoring human connections to the natural world.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:30 amJoin us for this pollinator program as these four experts help us to learn what we can do to be part of the solution in support of pollinators.
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:30 amJoin us as five plant masters discuss a few valuable plants at length, from native perennials to under-story heroes to top performing trees. Cultivation, propagation, behavior, and ecological function will be highlighted, with an emphasis on plant communities. Presenters will delve into the interactions between individual plants and the complex interactions among plant communities,
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:30 amAs we reflect on the past landscape season and look for inspiration for our next designs, ELA’s Season’s End Summit invites you to take a fresh look at some design fundamentals that may surprise you – and inspire your next designs.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:30 amEnjoy a wide array of benefits when you become an ELA sponsor.
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, February 24, 2020 - 8:30 amThis course prepares you to demonstrate your competency in green infrastructure areas.
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:30 amIn this half-day workshop, learn a process to bring stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty.
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00 pmThis class will explore the myriad ways plants have adapted to different habitats, soil types, pollination and dispersal schemes. You will not look at plants the same way again!
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:00 pmLearn some passive, elegant, and simple techniques to let nature do the work for you. A little prep now will give you a fresh start come next spring.
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30 amThis collaborative, hands-on workshop offers a different approach to exploring space, views, light, and plant selection.
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.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:30 amJoin the Ecological Landscape Alliance and Tower Hill Botanic Garden for a one-day symposium focused on answering questions relating to the health and welfare of the urban forest. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, manage, protect, and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.
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, October 23, 2019 - 12:30 pmIn this class, we’ll talk about some of the plants that have shown themselves to be especially tough in a variety of conditions.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:30 pmDr. Herms will examine the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, including changes in patterns of precipitation; consider current and future impacts; and look at the implications for trees in urban and natural forests, especially their interactions with insects.
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 2:00 pmLandscape Designer, Andi Ross will share the “best methods” for choosing, siting, planting, pruning, watering, cutting, and preserving these hydrangeas.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:30 pmIn this presentation, Mr. Walczak will discuss soil restoration, evaluating the effectiveness of different methods for a variety of situations; invasive plant species removal eradication versus suppression; and Hugelculture both as a way of gardening and as a tool for restoring woodland soil by addressing surface runoff and creating specific conditions for plants.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:00 pmThis presentation will focus on three main topics: overview of constructed stormwater wetland design, case studies of construction projects implemented by the Horsley Witten Group in New England over the past five years, and lessons learned during the various phases of those projects.