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October 2021

Class: A Holistic Guide for the Modern Land Steward

Fri, October 22 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Through personal stories and observations of hundreds of installed projects, Trevor Smith covers a broad range of topics, including regenerative design, green infrastructure, adaptive strategies in the face of climate change, the importance of maintaining your own health and well being, and ways to challenge the norms in pursuit of authentic results.

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December 2021

Advanced Ecological Design Workshop with Larry Weaner

Wed, December 1 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:30 pm EST

Advanced Ecological Design Workshop: Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed for practitioners to achieve them. This intensive two-session course (December 1 and December 15) will provide concrete, real-world guidance for selecting and arranging native plants in gardens and restoration projects, as well as provide attendees with the opportunity to employ these techniques through an assignment between the first and second sessions.

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January 2022

Class: Climate Change and Native Plants

Tue, January 25, 2022 @ 12:30 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST

This class will cover a brief history of climate change and address carbon and hydrological cycles, the earth’s heating and cooling systems, and the importance of wise landscape design, construction, and agriculture to mitigate climate change. We will also discuss the role of native plants in the climate change conversation.

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Class: Recording the Garden

Thu, January 27, 2022 @ 12:30 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar, we discuss strategies to track what is planted in the garden and where, where plants came from, how well plantings survive over time, which gardening practices work best for a given location, and basic phrenology concepts to help track the timing of plants’ life history events. Participants will also learn how to use garden records to track gardening experiments whose results can help inform future decisions about planting and maintenance.

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Class: Plant Nutrients

Sat, January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

In this Plant Nutrient class, you will learn some mineral nutrient basics through an overview of soils, chemistry, and plant anatomy.

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February 2022

Class: Finding Your Environmental Ethic

Thu, February 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST

In this introductory webinar, you will learn four philosophical models of human relationship with nature in order to gain deeper understanding of your own and others’ environmental ethics.

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March 2022

Class: Navigating Public Design, Part 1

Wed, March 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

In this class, you will learn a process for bringing stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty.

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June 2022

Eco-tour: Gardening for Insects: Native Pollinator Garden

Sat, June 18, 2022 @ 9:30 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT
Green Art Garden, 30 US-Route-1-Bypass
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
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Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the private gardens of an inspiring insect specialist, landscape designer, and passionate nature photographer.

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July 2022

Eco-tour: Native Plant Center

Wed, July 27, 2022 @ 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 2022

Eco-Tour – Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve

Sat, August 20, 2022 @ 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 2022

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

Fri, September 9, 2022 @ 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 – Private Garden in Rye, NY

Sat, September 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
Green Jay Landscaping, 222 Purchase St
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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