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February 2020

Class: Cultivating Your Plant Communities

Fri, February 28 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST
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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March 2020

Class: A Holistic Guide for the Modern Land Steward

Sat, March 21 @ 10:30 am EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

(Conducted as a live webinar.) This land care guide will address regenerative design, green infrastructure, resilient landscapes, adaptive strategies, and building your own toolbox and rule book.

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April 2020

Class: Tips and Techniques for Healthy Seedling Starts

Sat, April 18 @ 10:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

(Conducted as a live webinar.) Learn basic yet critical propagation techniques for successful seedling starts.

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Class: Navigating Public Design, Part 2

Fri, April 24 @ 10:30 am EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

(Conducted as a live webinar.) In this half-day workshop, we will build on the stakeholder collaboration processes to navigate public designs.

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Class: Building the Green Industry

Thu, April 30 @ 10:30 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

(Conducted as a live webinar) You will learn opportunities, challenges, and strategies to guide your own projects in the green industry.

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May 2020

Class: Eco-restorative Garden Design

Fri, May 15 @ 10:30 am EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

(Conducted as a live webinar) Eco-restorative Garden Design: Topics cover everything from removing invasives to analyzing the site, conserving resources, and enhancing aesthetics and wildlife habitat.

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Class: Native Plant Design for Human Health

Tue, May 19 @ 10:30 am EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

(Conducted as a live webinar) Learn the theories behind healing landscapes and elements of healing gardens that you can integrate into your own projects.

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Class: Our Future with Water: Stormwater Management Strategies

Fri, May 29 @ 10:30 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Based on decades of experience, this stormwater management guide will address rain harvesting, permeable pavements, green roofs, bioswales and rain gardens, and tree planting.

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Class: Landscape Design for Changing Site Conditions

Sat, May 30 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

This advanced design session includes a set of hands-on exercises to challenge our perspectives and to instill flexibility in our approach.

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June 2020

Celebrating Natives – Garden Tours

Sat, June 13 @ 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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2020 Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest

Tue, June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Between now and June 30, enter your most inspiring photographs of individual native plants or of native plants in a garden setting to ELA's photo contest. You’ll be entered to win a one-year ELA membership.

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July 2020

Virtual Eco-Tour: Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Thu, July 9 @ 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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