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Eco-Answers with an ELA Eco-Pro

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

Special ELA Member-Only Event
Eco-Answers: Water in the Landscape

Do you have a question dealing with rainwater in your yard and gardens?
Is managing rain in your landscape a challenge that you are facing this spring?

Join Green Infrastructure specialist, Trevor Smith to ask your questions and get professional advice to help solve your problems. During this 90-minute Zoom live forum, Trevor will provide answers to some common and some not so common questions about dealing with water on your property.

Trevor 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 Trevor can address are:

  • Drainage problems
  • Bioretention (rain gardens, bioretention cells, bioswales and stormwater planters)
  • Rainwater harvesting (rain barrels and cisterns)
  • Permeable pavements (porous concrete, pervious asphalt, and permeable pavers)
  • Green roofs and blue roofs
  • Dry wells and stormwater wetlands

Please send your rainwater questions in advance so that Trevor will know where to focus his attention. Also send photos of the area in question to provide some reference and to add interest to the discussion. Please 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.

“The good rain, like the bad orator, does not know when to leave off.”  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

About the ELA Eco-Pro

Trevor Smith is a stormwater and regenerative landscape consultant and a landscape designer for ReEarth Boston. He is also a designer and consultant for A Yard and a Half Landscape Cooperative. For more than 20 years Trevor has worked to improve our planet and our community through ecological landscape design and education. As past President and current Board member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), Trevor and ELA work to bring vital information, resources and educational materials to the landscape design community.

Trevor has taught many classes on Green Infrastructure; is a regular contributor to landscape publications; and is a frequent lecturer at industry events.
Trevor’s former company, Land Escapes Design Inc. has led the way in GSI as well as regenerative land care throughout New England. Trevor’s specialties include: Green Infrastructure, Urban Farming, Stormwater Management, Rain Harvesting, Native Plant Design, and Soil Reclamation.
Trevor’s work on Green Infrastructure projects in Boston have earned him two prestigious awards: Greenovate Boston and the EPA Environmental Merit Award. Trevor holds the following certifications: LEED Green Associate, Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist, Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, Certified Rainwater Harvesting Installer, Certified Green Roof and Wall Installer, Certified Porous Pave Installer, Certified Landscape for Life Trainer, National Green Infrastructure Certified Professional Trainer.
Trevor is the past President of the Ecological Landscape Alliance, Sustainability Board Member of the Boston Green Academy, member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association, member of the United States Green Business Council, member of the Bio-nutrient Food Association, and a member of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association.




Wed, June 30, 2021
6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT
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