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ELA webinars, workshops, tours, and conferences expand your knowledge, increase your skill set, and offer opportunities to build a network of like-minded contacts.

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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.

2024 Conference: Ecological Plant Conference @ Wave Hill

Friday, October 25, 2024 - 8:00 am

Join ELA October 25 for the 2024 Ecological Plant Conference!

2024 Conference: Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes – Delaware Center for Horticulture

Thursday, November 14, 2024 - 8:00 am

Delving into the meaning of our conference title, this conference features expert speakers on the subjects of designing, installing, maintaining, researching, and experiencing regenerative and/or resilient landscapes in the context of ecological functionality in the age of climate change.

Season’s End Summit 2024

Thursday, December 5, 2024 - 8:00 am

Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance this December 5, 2024 for the Season's End Summit! This year, we will be at The Brigham Hill Community Farm in North Grafton, MA, where we will be exploring our theme: Gardening for Life.

2025 ELA Annual Conference & Eco Marketplace!

Wednesday, February 26, 2025 - 11:00 am

ELA's 2025 Annual Conference and Eco-Marketplace is just around the corner!


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.

2024: Eco-Tour – Wellesley, MA

Saturday, August 10, 2024 - 10:00 am

Join Landscape Interactions Principal Evan Abramson for a walking tour of the new Simons Park landscape design in downtown Wellesley. What was once a half-acre lawn is now a highly diverse, highly designed community space to support at-risk bees and butterflies in Eastern Massachusetts. The project features seven unique areas, including a native flowering grassland, bee and butterfly lawn, meadow, woodland edge, reading nook, shaded understory and circular gathering space. Learn about Landscape Interactions' hands on collaboration with the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission and DPW to restore this landscape to higher levels of biodiversity.

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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.

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