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September 2020

Webinar: Why Rain Gardens Fail and Tools for Success

Wed, September 23 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With appropriate planning, design, construction, and maintenance, rain gardens, bio-swales, and other stormwater treatment workhorses can be an artistic part of our landscapes, gardens, streetscapes, and public spaces.

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October 2020

Class: Propagation – Native Seeds

Sat, October 17 @ 10:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Learn how to grow native plants from seed and why the skill is relevant in a horticultural context.

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Class: Native Species, Cultivars, and Selections: What’s the Difference?

Tue, October 27 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this class, you will learn about the nuances that distinguish cultivars from native plant selections.

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November 2020

Class: Climate Change and Native Plants

Fri, November 6 @ 10:30 am EST - 12:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This class will cover a brief history of climate change and address carbon and hydrological cycles, the earth’s heating and cooling systems.

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January 2021

Class: History and Principles of Landscape Design

Wed, January 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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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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February 2021

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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July 2021

Eco-tour: Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat

Fri, July 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824
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Join Dr. Cathy Neal on this tour to learn results from UNH 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.

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Eco-tour: Native Plant Center

Wed, July 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Join this professionally guided tour of The Native Plant Center to learn more about native plants and pollinator support.

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August 2021

Eco-tour: Exploring the Demonstration Meadows at Helia Native Nursery

Fri, August 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Helia Native Nursery, 95 East Road
Alford, MA 01266
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ELA Eco-tour to meadows that display the rich color palettes that can be achieved using native plants. The meadows are all designed with four season interest - a feature that invites frequent visits to experience the changing views.

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Eco-Tour – Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve

Sat, August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve, 155 West Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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We invite you join us on this guided Eco-tour to experience the beauty, diversity and sustainability of our native flora for yourself.

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September 2021

Eco-tour – Private Gardens in Rye, NY

Sat, September 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
Green Jay Landscaping, 330 Park Ave
Rye, NY 10580
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Tour two private gardens in Rye, NY to learn about design choices based upon ecological principles, habitat-enhancing plant selections, and appropriate maintenance practices, all critical elements in creating healthy ecosystems.

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