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November 2020

Class: NGICP – December 2020

Mon, November 30 @ 12:00 pm EST - Tue, December 22 @ 5:00 pm EST

The program provides the foundational understanding needed to properly design and oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure.  Designed to meet international best practice standards, this program provides candidates with the technical skills necessary to incorporate green infrastructure into projects successfully.

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December 2020

ELA Ecological Plant Conference 2020

Fri, December 4 @ 8:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

On December 4th, we invite you to spend a day reconnecting with familiar plants, learning about new plant options, and reconsidering our relationship to plants.

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Ecological Plant Conference – Conference Sponsorship

Fri, December 4 @ 8:30 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
$250 – $1000

Enable Ecological Education and Inspiration Sponsor Today!

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Webinar: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World

Mon, December 14 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

With rich, inspiring images from around the world, author, educator, and landscape designer Nancy Striniste explains why and how to bring the beauty, adventure, and sustainability of nature play to backyards, schoolyards, churchyards, neighborhood parks, early childhood settings, and more.

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January 2021

Webinar – The Green Industry’s Black Thumb: Pollution from Our Use and Disposal of Plastic Plant Pots

Wed, January 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Without plastic pots, the Green Industry would not have grown into the multibillion dollar industry it is today. But now, billions of single-use plastic plant pots are disposed of annually in the United States. Find out more about the problems and learn steps we can take to remedy them.

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Webinar: The Challenges of Restoring Urban Native Habitat

Wed, January 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Patches of native habitat in urban and other degraded areas provide important ecological services. Focusing on Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York and Orange County Great Park in California, where complex habitat was integrated with civic needs, Dr. Handel explores strategies for restoring connections between fragmented and degraded remnant habitats.

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Class: History and Principles of Landscape Design

Wed, January 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

Over four afternoons, this class will explore Eastern and Western garden design, including long-practiced principles that encourage sustainable and ecological approaches.

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Webinar: Grassroot Seed Propagation of Native Plants

Fri, January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Growing native plants from seed is a different way to interact with our native flora and an inexpensive way to produce a lot of plants. Be part of a grassroots movement to sow native seeds and increase the number of native plants in the landscape with an abundance of genetically diverse seedlings.

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Webinar: Expanding Biodiversity – Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Wed, January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

This presentation emphasizes the importance of planting natives as both a sustainable approach to gardening and an opportunity to attract birds to your yard.

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February 2021

Webinar: The American Oaks – Diversity, Ecology, and Identification

Wed, February 3, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Familiarity with oaks is vital for anyone looking to garden for biodiversity. Tim will show us how to identify most of the twelve species native to New England and offer guidance on species selection, installation, and maintenance for establishing oak trees in our managed landscapes.

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Class: Garden Design for Child Development

Fri, February 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this class, you will learn how to design a children’s garden that appeals to all five senses, evokes playfulness and learning, and instills a love of nature that will grow into stewardship and environmental sensitivity.

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Class: Plant Nutrients

Sun, February 7, 2021 @ 10:30 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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In this course, you will learn some mineral nutrient foundations through an overview of soils, chemistry, and plant anatomy. Then we will explore how plants acquire, use, and translocate mineral nutrients.

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