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June 2019

Celebrating Natives – Garden Tours

Sat, June 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Public and Private Native Plant Gardens, Various - Garden addresses provided after registration is complete. + Google Map

Thanks to generous homeowners, landscape designers, and area organizations, ELA invites you to join us for inspiration and education on these special tours to native plant gardens.

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Eco-tour: Carex: Foundation Species for Successful Plant Communities

Thu, June 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Van Berkum Nursery, 4 James Road
Deerfield, NH 03037
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Native sedges are gaining in popularity, growers are responding, and more varieties are coming to the market. With so many to choose from, there are endless options of color, texture, and size.

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July 2019

Eco-tour: Gardening for Insects: Native Pollinator Garden Tour

Sat, July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Green Art Garden, 30 US-Route-1-Bypass
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
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The Ecological Landscape Alliance invites you to tour the private gardens of landscape designer and pollinator expert, Thomas Berger. When choosing plants to support insects in our gardens, we want to make the most of our limited space. Which plants nourish the most species? And which kinds of insects need our support the most urgently?

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Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat

Tue, July 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824
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During the Research Field Tour Dr. Cathy Neal, UNH Extension Professor and Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will share results from ten years of 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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August 2019

Eco-Tour: Sustainable Production at Amherst Nurseries

Thu, August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Amherst Nurseries, 200 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01002 United States
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Join John Kinchla, owner of Amherst Nurseries, for a guided walk through the growing areas, following the life of a tree at the nursery. You’ll see equipment and practices in use now and learn about sustainable options the nursery is exploring for the future.

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Eco-Tour: Ecology and Agriculture at Charbrook Farm

Fri, August 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Charbrook Farm, 71 Gates Road
Princeton, MA 01541 United States
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Charbrook Farm is the modern homestead of Lauren and Stephen Stimson and their family in Princeton, Massachusetts. Located down the road from the historic Stimson Farm and Charbrook Nursery, this working farm has become a field station for the STIMSON landscape architecture practice. On this guided tour, Lauren and Stephen will discuss the concept of integrating ecology, agriculture and landscape architecture.

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September 2019

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

Tue, September 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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June 2020

Celebrating Natives – Garden Tours

Sat, June 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Public and Private Native Plant Gardens, Various - Garden addresses provided after registration is complete. + Google Map

Due to concerns about community transmission of COVID-19, we will feature our hosts and their gardens in the June 2020 ELA Newsletter. We look forward to photo tours by our generous homeowners, landscape designers, and area organizations as they provide inspiration and education on native plant gardens.

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July 2020

Virtual Eco-Tour: Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Thu, July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This virtual tour will highlight many of these habitats and native plants including: Meadowscapes, both wet and dry, Native orchids, Liatris, Actaea, Pycnanthemum, Solidago, and much more.

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August 2020

Eco-Tour: Beauty in Flight: A Virtual Tour of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Butterfly House

Thu, August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With native plants and nectar aplenty, the Butterfly House at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) is a magical world of color, fragrance, and motion. Join this virtual tour to enjoy the magic.

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