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Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro

Wed, July 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Special ELA Member-Only Event
Eco-Answers: Edible Landscapes

Do you have a question about how to manage or maintain edibles in your yard and gardens?
Is successfully growing edibles a challenge that you are facing this summer?

Join native edible plant specialist, Dan Jaffe Wilder to ask your questions and get professional advice to help solve your problems. During this 90-minute Zoom live forum, Dan will provide answers to some common questions, and possibly some not so common questions. Dan will share information dealing with edible plants in your gardens and landscapes, including nut-producing trees, berrying shrubs, and some common and not so common annual vegetables.

Dan will start the evening with brief opening remarks and then jump right into your questions for the bulk of the Q&A session. Some topics that Dan can address are:

  • Edible plants in containers
  • Native and perennial edibles
  • Organic soil amendments
  • Growing food in less-than-ideal conditions
  • Natural pest controls
  • Weeding strategies
  • And more…

Please send your questions in advance so that Dan will know where to focus his attention. Also send photos of the plants in question to provide some reference and to add interest to the discussion. Email photos along with your questions to: We will also be taking questions throughout the event.

Once you are registered for Eco-Answers with the ELA Eco-Pros, you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link.

About the ELA Eco-Pro

Photographer, author, and plantsman Dan Jaffe Wilder has over fifteen years’ experience with ecological horticulture. He is a propagator of native species, the photographer and co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, and a lecturer on numerous topics including pollinators, sustainable landscape practices, foraging and cultivation of edible species, low-maintenance horticulture, among others. He has developed a native plant horticultural database ( and has years of nursery management experience.
Dan earned a degree in botany from the University of Maine, Orono, and an advanced certificate in Native Plant Horticulture and Design from Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wild Flower Society). He is the Horticulturalist and Propagator for Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in Wales, MA and is currently building his own home-scale homestead, growing and foraging numerous edible species, preserving and cooking whenever possible, and raising small animals.


Wed, July 28, 2021
6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
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