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Focus on Sustainability
This webinar series is geared to landscape professionals, land managers, garden enthusiasts, and anyone who stewards the land. The series is presented through collaboration of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC), ReScape, DeepRoots Kansas City, and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). Known regionally and nationally for their quality education programs, these organizations are working cooperatively to share knowledge and encourage conversations with landscape professionals and gardeners from around the country and the globe.
Interactive webinars are taught by experts from across the country and cover a wide range topics relevant to sustainable landscapes. Additional webinars are being scheduled; please check back often for an updated list of offerings.
Past Season Webinars
Recorded webinars from all past seasons of A Focus on Sustainability are available for free to ELA Members from the Member Page.
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With appropriate planning, design, construction, and maintenance, rain gardens, bio-swales, and other stormwater treatment workhorses can be an artistic part of our landscapes, gardens, streetscapes, and public spaces.Find out more »
This webinar covers a broad range of topics, including regenerative design, green infrastructure, adaptive strategies in the face of climate change, the importance of maintaining your own health and well being, and ways to challenge the norms in pursuit of authentic results.Find out more »
Discover the important ecological role of ferns in the landscape and how they are affected by mammal populations and soil conditions.Find out more »
This presentation offers a glimpse into the rich species diversity that comes from establishing a meadow and making the right choices from design through maintenance.Find out more »
How do we embrace principles of regenerative design on private land parcels where functional needs preclude true rewilding? What happens when we invite and then interrupt the feedback loop in some aspects of a place, but not in others? Join this webinar to learn more.Find out more »
The 8th Season of A Focus on Sustainability webinar series beings with a look at native groundcovers. Create a living mulch that provides seasonal beauty, is beneficial to wildlife, and moderates soil temperature and moisture.Find out more »
Ms. Silvia will share the process, challenges, and discoveries she has made while managing concept, design, installation, plants, and daily maintenance of the landscape.Find out more »
This webinar will explore quantifying soil health through laboratory analyses included in the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH) and will address management strategies for improving and maintaining soil health under different cropping systems.Find out more »
Monticello gardening initiatives which include developing an innovative farming center highlighting Thomas Jefferson’s connection to food, farming, and civic agriculture.Find out more »
With rich, inspiring images from around the world, author, educator, and landscape designer Nancy Striniste explains why and how to bring the beauty, adventure, and sustainability of nature play to backyards, schoolyards, churchyards, neighborhood parks, early childhood settings, and more.Find out more »
This presentation emphasizes the importance of planting natives as both a sustainable approach to gardening and an opportunity to attract birds to your yard.Find out more »
Familiarity with oaks is vital for anyone looking to garden for biodiversity. Tim will show us how to identify most of the twelve species native to New England and offer guidance on species selection, installation, and maintenance for establishing oak trees in our managed landscapes.Find out more »