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.
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 8:30 amSave the date as the Summit goes Hybrid! Event details will be available soon.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 8:30 amWe are in the planning stages for our 2022 Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes conference. Please check back for more details.
Friday, December 2, 2022 - 8:30 amWe are in the planning stages for 2022 Ecological Plant Conference. Please check back for more details.
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.
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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.
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 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.
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 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, September 17, 2022 - 4:00 pmThese gardens represent a complete landscape renovation designed and built by Jay Archer. Explore the ever-evolving project!
ELA hosts two webinar series over the course of the year. Wednesday Walks in the Garden offer ecological topics to garden enthusiasts and are available for free to both members and non-members. A Focus on Sustainability is an interactive webinar series geared to the needs of landscape professionals and gardeners with both new presentations and the extensive webinar archive available for free to ELA members. Webinars are developed in collaboration with several like-minded, ecologically-focused regional organizations and feature sustainability topics from experts across the country.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 2:00 pmNow that we understand why native plant gardens are so important for creating habitat and supporting pollinators, it’s time to kick things up a notch! Learn some design tips and tricks for a native plant garden that is not only ecologically sustainable, but beautiful also.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 12:00 pmJoin Leslie Duthie for a virtual walk through central Massachusetts in search of orchids. We will explore a variety of orchid species found in New England throughout the spring and summer and learn more about why this family of plants can be so elusive.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 12:00 pmThis webinar provides a clear context for confidently communicating the positive effects of regenerative and sustainable land management on local and global weather, reduction of environmental pollution, promotion of biodiversity, and the overall health of the Earth and the people inhabiting her. The context, called a “watershed approach” to land management, is a framework for pairing science-based environmental solutions with simple land design practices to heal the planet without sacrificing beauty or aesthetics. These principles are effective when employed in any landscape – agricultural, urban/suburban, wildland management, riparian, and sylvan.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:30 pmConcerned about Climate Change and coastal environments? Have a current project or interested in adding shoreline restoration to your business services? Are you involved in a non-profit and would like to bring skills and techniques to your community? Join Rosemarie Lohnes from Helping Nature Heal Inc. to ask your questions and get professional advice to help create strategies to slow erosion.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00 pmWorking around trees in a landscape is a delicate and careful business that is often overlooked, much to the detriment of the trees over time. Chris Roddick will explore how Arborist and Garden Designers can work together when designing, developing, and managing gardens and lawns around trees.