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January 2019

Webinar: Farming on the Wild Side: Regenerative Production Practices Based on Multifunctional Perennial Plantings

January 24 @ 7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
Free - $10

In this webinar, John Hayden will emphasize the ecology and the positive benefits of regenerative farming practices (carbon sequestration, water quality improvement, wildlife and pollinator habitat), and the plants that make for an economically viable system. Mr. Hayden will explain how his family’s farm has evolved over the years, how their edible landscape and conservation plant nursery fits into the model, and how they apply biodiversity in their farmscape to get the results that conventional growers attain using fertilizers and pesticides.…

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February 2019

Webinar: Fire in Landscape Management – Strategies for Living with It

February 4 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Free - $10

Fire is a natural process in almost all North American ecosystems. It creates and maintains habitat for a host of wildlife species, cycles nutrients, refreshes prairies and grasslands, is a necessity for many plant and animal species of special concern, enhances various recreational activities, and reduces fuels for the next fire. However, when it enters the human environment as a wildfire it can be disastrous.  Landscape management practices play a key role in reducing wildfire impacts. One important practice is…

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Class: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING SOILS

February 9 @ 10:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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$92 - $109 Sold out

Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plant communities and is necessary for plants to thrive. Join us for this in-depth, full-day workshop to learn how to manage healthy soil. This intensive class explores the biotic and abiotic components that create native soils and explains how these factors inform local flora. The class takes a closer look at soil structure and soil biology in miniature lab experiments. Alexis Doshas is a graduate of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University…

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Finding Common Ground – In pursuit of “Sustainable Landscaping”

February 20 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Free 990 tickets left

Most landscape professionals have similar goals: happy customers, beautiful plantings, and a healthy environment. This presentation seeks to broaden the dialog among landscape professionals who share these goals and to encourage all landscape professionals to work together to establish a new meaning for the term sustainable landscaping. With a premise that the common goals are beautiful landscapes created with healthy environmental stewardship, this discussion will address positive communication and relationship building strategies that help to achieve these goals. As part…

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March 2019

Eco-Marketplace Exhibitor Registration

March 6 @ 8:00 am EST - March 7 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$30 - $2000

Reserve Your Exhibit Space for 2019! Excellent Floor Plan with Prime Booth Locations! The 25th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace takes place at UMass Amherst on March 6 & 7, 2019. The ELA Conference brings together landscape professionals who care deeply about the health and well-being of the landscape. Make your company part of their success stories and  become a key player in the future of sustainable landscapes. Coming soon 2019 Exhibitor Brochure! Click here for Conference Sponsorship Levels! Scroll down for sponsor…

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ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2019 Exhibitor Registration

March 6 @ 8:00 am EST - March 7 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$50 - $2000 207 tickets left

Reserve Your Exhibit Space for 2019! Excellent Floor Plan with Prime Booth Locations! The 25th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace takes place at UMass Amherst on March 6 & 7, 2019. The ELA Conference brings together landscape professionals who care deeply about the health and well-being of the landscape. Make your company part of their success stories and  become a key player in the future of sustainable landscapes. Review Exhibitor Brochure for details. Reserve Your Space Below! OR: Contact Trevor Smith: Email: trevscape@comcast.net Call: 617-308-7063…

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ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2019

March 6 @ 8:00 am EST - March 7 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$20 - $330 471 tickets left

25th Annual ELA Conference Sustaining the Living Landscape Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? From the practical to the applicable, join us in March for the 25th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Forests and natural systems are under enormous pressure from the effects of climate change, insect damage, invasive plants, and rapid urbanization. What can you…

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Class: Current Trends in Horticulture: Adapting to a Changing Climate

March 14 @ 6:30 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$26 - $32 Sold out

CLASS CANCELLED No Reschedule Date at This Time The horticulture field is constantly evolving to reflect changing tastes in and expectations for the built landscape. Hear from several experts in the field about topics ranging from pollinators to stormwater, and learn how the field is adapting to a changing climate.   Instructor: Moderator: Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm, in Whately, Massachusetts. Mark studied…

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Class: RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE: INTRODUCTION TO CHOOSING NATIVE PLANTS

March 21 @ 6:30 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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$26 - $32 8 tickets left

Join plant specialist, Alexis Doshas, for an information-packed discussion of native plant selection, site assessment, and methods for choosing the right plant for the right place. Native plants offer a higher rate of success, as these plants are well-suited for the Northeastern climate, soil conditions, and environment. They require less maintenance and fertilizer, and permit more time to enjoy the garden. Native plants also support a healthy ecosystem, including pollinators and birds. Instructor: Alexis Doshas, Fee: $26 (Member)/$32 (Nonmember) Limit:…

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