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 20 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.
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,
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.
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:30 amThis collaborative, hands-on workshop offers a different approach to exploring space, views, light, and plant selection.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:00 pmIn this three-part workshop, learn to identify appropriate native plants and groupings for your site and create a personalized plant palette and design that is beautiful and enhances biodiversity.
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.
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 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.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:30 pmThis presentation will explore several case studies of successful GSI projects in Philadelphia, focusing on examples of community engagement and ecological restoration to successfully improve water quality and healthy neighborhoods.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:30 pmIn this presentation, Mr. Quinn will use his company’s approach as an example for how you can have a positive impact by creating landscapes that positively influence the biosphere.