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November 2017

Season’s End Summit: The Plant Pollinator Partnership

Wed, November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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Free – $110

In landscapes across the country, a movement is gaining momentum as landscape professionals and gardening enthusiasts learn more about the plants that support pollinators - and make planting decisions accordingly. Join us for the ELA Season's End Summit as these four experts help us to learn what we can do to be part of the solution in support of pollinators.

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Conference: The Evolving Role of Urban Landscapes

Tue, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
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$85 – $149

Ecological designers are making progress in urban areas by developing semi-wild areas and addressing landscape connectivity to make positive impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem function, and sustainability. Join us for a day to reflect on urban landscapes with James Hitchmough from the University of Sheffield. Hitchmough will share insights from three decades of research including his work on planting design and horticultural consulting on the Olympic Park Gardens in London.

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The Ecological Plant Conference

Thu, November 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Prospect Park Picnic House, 95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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$85 – $149

The Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) in collaboration with Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting a symposium for landscape professionals on Thursday, November 30th at Prospect Park (The Picnic House), Brooklyn, New York. 

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March 2018

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2018

Wed, March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am EDT - Thu, March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, MA
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$20 – $460

Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? From the practical to the applicable, join us in March for the 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Delve into this year’s wide-ranging topics as we look at the principles and practices we need to design, build, and restore the living landscape.

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November 2018

Season’s End Summit: The Sensory Garden – Elements to Enrich Every Landscape

Wed, November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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$105 – $135

Walk-in Registrations Welcome As designers we aspire to create remarkable landscapes for our clients and for ourselves, landscapes primarily measured in terms of visual, ecological, and functional appeal. Yet all of our senses are engaged as we experience the space and weigh the merits of the landscapes we enter. With planning, a sensory garden can deliver elements that involve all of the senses and ultimately deepen our connections with the space. In a culture dominated by technology, landscape designers have a…

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ELA Mid-Atlantic Conference: Winterthur

Thu, November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Winterthur Museum and Gardens, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
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$85 – $149

This conference explores the intersection of ecological landscape design and its effect on human beings. Sometimes referred to as Social Landscape Design or Ecological Psychology, emerging research is taking a closer look at the interaction of people and landscapes.

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December 2018

2018 Ecological Plant Conference

Fri, December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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$85 – $149

This conference is an opportunity for professional gardeners, horticulturists, landscape architects, and designers to explore deeply the cultivation of the plants professionals in the Northeast work with every day. Speakers will share their expertise with plant selection, pruning techniques, and long-term plant care, offering the necessary information to grow and create healthy, dynamic, and beautiful plant communities.

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March 2019

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2019

Wed, March 6 @ 8:00 am EDT - Thu, March 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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March 4 & 5, 2020 Save the dates for the next ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace

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