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July 2019

Summer Workshop: Let’s Talk Apples

July 23 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Co-Hosted by: The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Tower Hill Botanic Garden (THBG) An apple a day keeps the doctor away…   but who takes care of the apples? Extablished in 1842, THBG is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society and includes 171 acres of woodland trails, formal gardens, and educational facilities. Nestled among the gardens and trails is THBG’s heritage orchard.  This historical orchard features the Davenport Collection of heirloom apples, more than 200 trees representing over 100…

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Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat

July 30 @ 8:30 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824
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Free Meadow Workshop Pre-registration is required. Register by phone at 603-862-3200 Or register online at: UNH Cooperative Extension Office Research Field Tour During the Research Field Tour Dr. Cathy Neal, UNH Extension Professor and Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will share results from ten years of research on wildflower meadow establishment, helping you to successfully plan, prepare, plant and maintain a beautiful and functional wildflower meadow that blooms all season long. Xerces staff will help you identify native…

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Class: THINKING BIG – INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY

July 30 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Free - $40 8 tickets left

Photo Courtesy Robin Wilkerson Landscape ecology is the science of understanding the interaction of ecological processes on a multitude of scales and spatial patterns, with an aim at improving and supporting these systems for a healthy environment. In this intro class, we explore the principles of landscape ecology, examine case studies, and take a brief field walk to orient ourselves to thinking BIG! Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor: Alexis Doshas, Propagator and Facilities Coordinator, Nasami Farm, New…

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August 2019

Class: ESTABLISHING A MEADOW

August 3 @ 10:30 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Meadows are now one of the more popular native garden types for homeowner landscapes, yet many people remain baffled by how to create one with long-lasting beauty that won't quickly become overrun by weeds. Using the Old Meadow at Garden in the Woods as an example, Anna Fialkoff, staff Horticulturalist, discusses the first three years of establishing a meadow including design concepts, plant selection, installation, management, pitfalls, and surprising insights gained along the way. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower…

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Class: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

August 5 @ 8:30 am EDT - August 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Full Week Class - Learn Stormwater Solutions What is NGICP Certification? Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and the Water Environment Federation, the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. Designed to meet international best-practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green work-forces, and establishing a career…

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Eco-Tour: Sustainable Production at Amherst Nurseries

August 15 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Amherst Nurseries, 200 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01002 United States
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Since 2001, when John Kinchla began growing nursery stock in addition to providing landscape construction and maintenance services, Amherst Nurseries has focused on sustainable production systems. The nursery now grows thousands of trees and shrubs on over 100 acres of farmland in western MA. The business strives to provide exemplary service while minimizing use of resources and environmental impacts. Sustainable measures include reducing water use; moving away from ball and burlap to grow bags, a process that reduces soil removal,…

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Eco-Tour: Ecology and Agriculture at Charbrook Farm

August 16 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Charbrook Farm, 71 Gates Road
Princeton, MA 01002 United States
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Charbrook Farm is the modern homestead of Lauren and Stephen Stimson and their family in Princeton, Massachusetts. Located down the road from the historic Stimson Farm and Charbrook Nursery, this working farm has become a field station for the STIMSON landscape architecture practice. A Master Plan for Charbrook Farm has been in process since 2008. Seasonal events, lambing, plant walks, nursery digs and studio retreats are all integrated into the culture and life of STIMSON. Long-term goals for the property include…

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Class: SEED SAVING

August 18 @ 10:00 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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$66 - $80 8 tickets left

Seed saving brings tremendous benefits to the willing gardener. Learn how seeds develop, stay dormant, and germinate. This hands-on workshop covers harvesting, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native seeds. Spend time in the field observing and collecting seeds, then practice cleaning. Take your seeds home at the end of class. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the field. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor: Kate Stafford, is a horticulturalist and the former Nursery Operations Manager…

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – New York

August 20 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

This Event is Sold Out! Scroll Down to Add Your Name to the Wait List In collaboration with the Native Plant Center, ELA is pleased to announce a new opportunity to learn from a master. Perennial Garden Design with Affection, and Planting Through Self Discovery Join acclaimed designer and plantsman Roy Diblik for a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in garden design and to be inspired by nearly four decades of his design experience and extensive plant background. During this…

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – Delaware

August 22 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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In collaboration with the Delaware Center for Horticulture, ELA is pleased to announce a new opportunity to learn from a master. Perennial Garden Design with Affection, and Planting Through Self Discovery Join acclaimed designer and plantsman, Roy Diblik for a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in garden design and to be inspired by nearly four decades of his design experience and extensive plant background. During this full-day workshop, Mr. Diblik will share the importance of affection in the design process;…

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