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February 2022

Webinar: Regenerating Suburbia One Garden at a Time

Wed, February 9 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - Landscape design professionals can play a key role in regenerating our monocultural suburban landscapes. Understanding why this work is so vitally important and how we can create beautiful (even luxuriant) landscapes that capture carbon, create habitat in support of our native pollinators, and contribute to the cooling of the earth’s atmosphere.

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Class: Climate Change and Native Plants

Tue, February 15 @ 6:00 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

This class will cover a brief history of climate change and address carbon and hydrological cycles, the earth’s heating and cooling systems, and the importance of wise landscape design, construction, and agriculture to mitigate climate change. We will also discuss the role of native plants in the climate change conversation.

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Class: Finding Your Environmental Ethic

Thu, February 17 @ 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST

In this introductory webinar, you will learn four philosophical models of human relationship with nature in order to gain deeper understanding of your own and others’ environmental ethics.

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28th Conference & Eco-Marketplace

Wed, February 23 @ 8:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST

Join ELA on February 23 & 24, 2022 for the 28th Conference & Eco-Marketplace – all online.  We’ll energize your practice and prepare you for spring with two full days of research and field-tested expertise, as well as innovative case studies on a wide range of topics.

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March 2022

Class: Navigating Public Design, Part 1

Wed, March 2 @ 6:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

In this class, you will learn a process for bringing stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty.

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Webinar: Ulmus americana – Saving an American Icon

Wed, March 9 @ 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST

With the support of the Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Normand and Christine Helie have been monitoring and caring for the elm trees in the downtown Boston Parks since 2012.

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April 2022

Webinar: Lawn to Meadow, or How I Killed My Lawn During COVID (Free to All)

Wed, April 20 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Visit Leslie Duthie's lawn murder in south central Massachusetts and learn the techniques she used to kill the lawn and turn it into a meadow. She will detail the steps she used to transform the space. What were the pitfalls? What were the high points? You'll see the species chosen for the site - both annual and perennial. Then, you'll find out what Leslie's plans are for the future of the yard and how she will make it more wildlife and pollinator friendly.

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Eco-Answers: Soils & Compost

Wed, April 20 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Special ELA Members Only Event: Spring is here and the plants are putting out their new growth. We all understand that plant health is directly correlated to soil health – so how do we keep the soil healthy to support our plants? Join us as we talk with Andrew Brousseau from Black Earth Compost to discuss soils, fertilizer, and compost.

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May 2022

Webinar: Soil – It’s What Plants Crave! (Free to All)

Wed, May 11 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Come get your soils questions answered by The Organic Mechanic! Soils are the foundation of any garden. Managing soils organically improves soil structure, soil microbiology, and increases ecosystem health. This conversation about organic soils, fertilizers, and soil amendments will outline basic soil science and focus on how to maximize soil productivity with organic methods.

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June 2022

Webinar: Restoring the Heirloom Apple Orchard at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill (Free to All)

Wed, June 15 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Learn about the restoration of New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill's heirloom apple orchard.

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Eco-tour: Gardening for Insects: Native Pollinator Garden

Sat, June 18 @ 9:30 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT
Green Art Garden, 30 US-Route-1-Bypass
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
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Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the private gardens of an inspiring insect specialist, landscape designer, and passionate nature photographer.

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Eco-Answers: Going Electric in the Landscape – Battery Powered Options

Wed, June 22 @ 6:30 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT

There are now practical alternatives on the market to gas-powered landscape maintenance equipment (GLMEs). Let’s talk about why they are worth a try and how to choose your best option.

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