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Webinar: Not in My Front Yard: Social-Aesthetic Barriers to Green Infrastructure in the Public Realm

Landscape designers nationwide believe in the many benefits of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI); but, for this strategy to succeed, the public must want these installations in their yards, parks, schools, and neighborhood streets. This session presents a study of public reactions to the appearance of GSI, focusing on rain garden installation within the municipal streetscape...

Webinar: Deeper Learning Through Ecology

Green infrastructure, pollinator gardens, food gardens are increasingly integrated in PK-12 learning environments. This session will describe how the built environment and natural settings can facilitate deeper learning, an approach to education that not only seeks to achieve traditional academic standards, but also seeks to foster innovation in problem solving, collaborative work, effective communication, inquiry,...

Webinar: Pollinator Conservation in Working Landscapes

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Strategic conservation in farmed and urban landscapes can disproportionately increase biodiversity. Nick Haddad has worked for three decades to understand how to conserve landscapes to benefit pollinators and other species. He has created large experiments to test the role of targeted conservation efforts. For example, landscape corridors through urban and farmed landscapes can created superhighways...

Webinar: 100 Plants to Feed the Monarch Butterflies

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A book about planting for monarchs (and for motivated readers and gardeners) is not quite as wondrous as monarchs and their individual life cycles, their host relationship with milkweeds, or their annual migrations in North America, but it is something of a miracle. Only a few decades ago, the concept of creating native-plant gardens was...

2023 Webinar: Ecological Land Care: Integrating Horticulture with Ecology

MARCH 29 -- ECOLOGICAL LAND CARE Ecological Land Care sounds easy, but as we learn, actually integrating horticulture with ecology takes time and patience.  This session will help us understand how we, as gardeners, can meld horticulture and ecology practices to positively impact gardens and ecosystems.  We will also explore why traditional garden practices (ie,...

2023 Webinar: Plant Layering Options for More Color, Diversity & Habitat

JULY 12 -- PLANT LAYERING OPTIONS FOR MORE COLOR, DIVERSITY & HABITAT Learn how to enhance the landscape you already have.  Identify your yard and garden's (boring) gaps and explore native plant options for a variety of seasonal colors and wildlife benefits.  These choices increase the diversity of your landscape, as well as create healthier...

2023 Webinar: Organic Turf Care – A Practical Approach

AUGUST 17, 2023 -- ORGANIC TURF CARE: A PRACTICAL APPROACH This practical webinar will share a step-by-step development to implementation of Organic Turf Care programs.  We will look at a variety of approaches and details including the principles of organic turf care through the lens of our Healthy Turf Circle.  Attendees will learn how to...

2023 Webinar: Oaks, Fire & Climate Change

AUGUST 30, 2023 -- OAKS, FIRE & CLIMATE CHANGE Natural landscapes in the US and Canada have been drastically altered by human activities such as infrastructure development, logging, overgrazing, introduction of invasive species, and fire suppression. However, prior to Euro-American settlement, highly functional and biodiverse oak and/or pine grassland systems dominated throughout much of the...

2023 Webinar: Designing for Pollinators

September 12, 2023 -- DESIGNING YOUR POLLINATOR GARDEN: HOW TO CREATE A 'BUZZ' IN YOUR GARDEN   In this presentation Asia Scudder discusses how to design a garden with native perennials. Keywords:  Plant selection, Designing with pollinators in mind, Maintenance, and Budgeting for your pollinator garden.     Presenter Bio Asia Scudder’s landscape designs are...