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July 2018

Summer Workshop: Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture

Tue, July 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$30 – $40

With the basics covered in other ELA programs, join us for the ELA Summer Workshop as we explore new strategies to add to the toolbox to save time, reduce your carbon footprint, and bring a tasty snack to your table as we continue our quest for more sustainable landscapes with some novel approaches.

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September 2018

Eco-tour and Workshop: Meadow Building

Sat, September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Helia Native Nursery, 95 East Road
Alford, MA 01266
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$20 – $35

Join us at Helia Native Nursery for an Eco-tour through beautiful woodlands, get a glimpse of a rare fen and limestone outcropping, and explore beautiful meadows at Sky Meadow Farm. Learn about the importance of a meadow ecosystem, different methods for meadow building and how to maintain existing meadows to maximize wildlife benefits. Learn how to analyze site and soil conditions and use these results to design and create meadow plant palettes.

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Planning for Pollinators – Appropriate and Aesthetic Solutions

Fri, September 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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$50 – $65

Responding to reduced pollinator numbers, landscape professionals and concerned homeowners are learning more about pollinators’ specific plant and habitat needs and using that knowledge to make planting decisions.

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October 2018

Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik

Thu, October 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Free – $160

During this full-day workshop, Mr. Diblik will share the importance of affection in the design process; the beauty of self-discovery in coming to know plants and creating intimate plant communities; and the joy of caring for perennial plantings.

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July 2019

Summer Workshop: Let’s Talk Apples

Tue, July 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Join ELA and THGB for an afternoon of orchard information exchange. Topics will include: The Davenport Collection Through the Years - Mark Richardson Orchard Management Practices - Ben Crouch Adaptive Strategies for Dealing with Fire Blight - Michael Phillips Resilient Orchards for the Future - Linda Hoffman

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August 2019

Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – New York

Tue, August 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Mr. Diblik is the author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden, a simplified approach that promotes use of hardy, beautiful plants that are complementary and thrive together as a community.

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – Delaware

Thu, August 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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In this workshop, Mr. Diblik will delve into 16 plants and explain the value of coming to known them. In-depth discussion will help build an understanding of their growth rate, growth habits, and other characteristics that contribute to successful placement in communities and to their seasonal and yearly developmental associations with each other.

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September 2019

Workshop: Reconnecting with Trees – A Path to Improved Health and Well Being

Mon, September 23, 2019 @ 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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February 2020

Urban Tree Symposium: The Future of the Urban Forest

Thu, February 6 @ 8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance and Tower Hill Botanic Garden for a one-day symposium focused on answering questions relating to the health and welfare of the urban forest. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, manage, protect, and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.

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