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September 2019

Workshop: Reconnecting with Trees – A Path to Improved Health and Well Being

Mon, September 23 @ 9:00 am EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Join ELA, in collaboration with the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, for this workshop that highlights the ecological benefits of trees and the holistic benefits for human well-being.  Presentations, discussion, and a field study tour will evaluate the selection of particular tree species that serve various valuable components to new landscape designs and as an inventory assessment in an established landscape.  Finally, a walk led by a certified Forest Bathing Guide will round out the day.

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Class: Native Plants for Professionals

Mon, September 23 @ 10:00 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Join Dan Jaffe for this two-session class (September 23 and September 30 10:00am – 3:00pm) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades.

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Eco-tour: Effective Invasive Plant Management: Chemical-Free & So Darn Cute

Tue, September 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Habitat Education Center, 10 Juniper Road
Belmont, 02478 United States
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To manage meadows and control invasive plant species, Habitat has incorporated a small herd of resident Nigerian Dwarf goats. The goats happily graze on invasive plants such as bittersweet, buckthorn, and multiflora rose, as well as successional saplings.

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Eco-Tour: Asters and Goldenrods Start to Finish

Wed, September 25 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, 30 Peck Road
Wales, MA 01081
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Asters and Goldenrods Start to Finish will focus on different species with a focus on their use in the garden and will include discussion of species selection for different sites. Additionally, this tour will address the propagation of various species, including how to collect and sow seed.

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Webinar: The Art of Integrating Rainwater

Thu, September 26 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Thoughtful design considerations enhance the efficacy as well as the community enjoyment of landscapes designed to manage rainwater. Rain-harvesting landscapes focus on plant diversity, pollinators, habitat, texture, contextual themes, and seasonal interest.

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October 2019

Eco-tour: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Urban Oasis for Visitors in an Ecological Package

Thu, October 3 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2 Old Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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The park introduces a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial plant communities and habitats to the formerly desolate site and incorporates stormwater management techniques that capture runoff for irrigation. Ongoing park maintenance and upkeep is self-financed and funded through revenue generated from vendors, donations, and development parcels located within the park.

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Class: Residential Landscape Design

Thu, October 10 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This five-session course tackles the different aspects of the landscape design process.

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Webinar: Regional Effort on Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management

Fri, October 11 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

This talk will explore the idea of supporting assisted migration through our landscaping and gardening. We will look at risk through the lens of invasion ecology to see what that field can tell us about species that pose a higher risk or ecosystems that might be particularly vulnerable.

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Webinar: Creating Beautiful Gardens While Rewilding the Landscape

Tue, October 15 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Designed space can bring us a dynamic life experience when we have an understanding of specific plants and their adaptive strategies.

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Webinar: Plants with True Grit

Wed, October 23 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

In this class, we’ll talk about some of the plants that have shown themselves to be especially tough in a variety of conditions.

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Webinar: Climate Change and Its Effects on Trees and Their Relationship to Insects

Tue, October 29 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Dr. Herms will examine the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, including changes in patterns of precipitation; consider current and future impacts; and look at the implications for trees in urban and natural forests, especially their interactions with insects.

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November 2019

Class: Navigating Public Design

Fri, November 1 @ 10:30 am EDT - 2:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this half-day workshop, learn a process to bring stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty.

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