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November 2021

Webinar: Nature’s Sanctuary – Challenges of and Solutions for a SITES Gold Landscape

Wed, November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - Join Horticulturist Gregg Tepper to learn about and understand the history and challenges of a SITES Gold landscape and real-world solutions to achieve the desired results.

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December 2021

Advanced Ecological Design Workshop with Larry Weaner

Wed, December 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:30 pm EST

Advanced Ecological Design Workshop: Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed for practitioners to achieve them. This intensive two-session course (December 1 and December 15) will provide concrete, real-world guidance for selecting and arranging native plants in gardens and restoration projects, as well as provide attendees with the opportunity to employ these techniques through an assignment between the first and second sessions.

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Eco-Answers: End of Season Maintenance

Wed, December 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

During this 90-minute live Zoom Q&A, Kerry O'Kelly will provide a quick overview of season's-end garden chores and then she will jump right into your questions for the bulk of the Q&A session.

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Ecological Plant Conference – 2021

Fri, December 3, 2021 @ 8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST

This year, the Ecological Plant Conference (EPC) will delve into five plant-centric topics to educate, entertain, and inspire you. Join us for the sixth annual EPC deep dive into plants old and new.

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Webinar: Taking on the Big Places: How to Build and Maintain Self-Sufficient Landscapes

Wed, December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - Using case studies from Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, Dan Jaffe Wilder will explain various strategies for creating and maintaining large landscapes with ecology and self-sustainability at the forefront.

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Eco-Friendly Healthy Eating: Nutrition to Support Landscape Professionals and Gardeners

Fri, December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - In this webinar, Samantha McCarthy, registered dietitian, will discuss how to incorporate an eco-friendly diet pattern into your life not only to help the planet, but also to improve your health and support the high physical demand put on landscape professionals

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Webinar: Sharing the Adventure – Design Communications for Ecological Landscapes

Wed, December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - When a designed landscape succeeds, it’s a sign that there’s been strong communication across the project team. In this presentation, Toby Wolf will explore strategies for making the design process a shared adventure.

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January 2022

Webinar: Forest Ecosystems and the Winds of Change – Forests as a Cog in the Earth’s Climate System

Wed, January 19 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - You may know that weather and climate have a major influence on forests, but forests also influence climate in ways that aren’t always appreciated and are still being discovered. Dr. Scott Ollinger will explore the fascinating role of forests as a key part of the climate system, and how researchers are still unraveling their mysteries.

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Webinar: Engaging Landowners in Sustainable Stewardship

Wed, January 26 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

A Focus on Sustainability - This presentation will share experiences and lessons from a multi-year landowner outreach project in the MassConn Woods, a rural, largely forested region on the border of central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut, as well as region-wide efforts to unite rural and urban communities in implementing natural solutions to climate change.

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Class: Plant Nutrients

Sat, January 29 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

In this Plant Nutrient class, you will learn some mineral nutrient basics through an overview of soils, chemistry, and plant anatomy.

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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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