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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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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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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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Class: Plant Adaptations

Fri, November 15 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This class will explore the myriad ways plants have adapted to different habitats, soil types, pollination and dispersal schemes. You will not look at plants the same way again!

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Class: Slow Gardening

Sat, November 16 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Learn some passive, elegant, and simple techniques to let nature do the work for you. A little prep now will give you a fresh start come next spring.

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February 2020

Class: Seeing Is Believing – A Visual Garden Design Workshop

Sat, February 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This collaborative, hands-on workshop offers a different approach to exploring space, views, light, and plant selection.

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Class: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

Mon, February 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am EDT - Fri, February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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This course prepares you to demonstrate your competency in green infrastructure areas.

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Class: Cultivating Your Plant Communities

Fri, February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this three-part workshop, learn to identify appropriate native plants and groupings for your site and create a personalized plant palette and design that is beautiful and enhances biodiversity.

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