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January 2021

Class: History and Principles of Landscape Design

Wed, January 20, 2021 @ 1:30 pm EST - 4:30 pm EST

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

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

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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Class: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program – February

Mon, February 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST

The NGICP program provides the foundation understanding needed to properly design and oversee construction, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure.

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March 2021

Class: Expanding Your Business with Green Infrastructure: Five Tools to Incorporate this Season

Mon, March 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

With detailed discussion and project photos, Trevor will introduce you to five practical Green Infrastructure tools. He will share his two decades of practical experience designing, installing, and improving stormwater management systems. The class will include time for Trevor to address your questions on these GSI tools.

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Webinar: Foliage & Focal Points: Ideas for Budgets and Gardens of All Sizes

Wed, March 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With ideas for budgets and gardens of all sizes, you will quickly gain the confidence and knowledge to transform your own landscape into a cohesive series of eye-catching scenes.

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April 2021

2021 Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest

Thu, April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am EDT - Mon, May 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Between now and May 31, 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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Class: Navigating Public Design – Part 1

Thu, April 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

When designing public spaces, understand how to use your creative ideas to build partnerships, develop fundraisers, overcome obstacles, and draw visitors to your public landscape.

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Webinar: Proper Planting Practices: Are We Landscaping in a Deficit Model?

Wed, April 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

In this presentation, Richard McCoy will provide information on current techniques of proper planting, how to correct unseen issues that are borne in the landscape nursery, the importance of the plant root collar, plant placement by matching site conditions to a plant’s cultural needs, and how these efforts add value.

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Webinar: Maximizing Space in the Garden: Creating More of a Good Thing

Wed, April 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This presentation describes how to create layers in varied habitats including the perennial, berry, and vegetable gardens. The result is visually fulfilling, low maintenance, and mulch-eliminating when plants go wall-to-wall.

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Webinar: Creating Community with Our Insect Neighbors

Wed, April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Learn about common insects in our communities and how to support them.

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Class: Eco-Restorative Garden Design

Tue, April 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Explore the principles and specific steps to keep you engaged and confident in small-scale restoration projects.

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