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November 2020

Webinar: Deer-Resistant Native Groundcovers

Mon, November 16 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

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.

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Webinar: The Challenges and Complexities of Ecological Gardens – A 5-year Journal of Discoveries

Tue, November 17 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Ms. Silvia will share the process, challenges, and discoveries she has made while managing concept, design, installation, plants, and daily maintenance of the landscape.

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Webinar: Evaluating Soil Health

Wed, November 18 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

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.

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December 2020

ELA Ecological Plant Conference 2020

Fri, December 4 @ 8:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

On December 4th, we invite you to spend a day reconnecting with familiar plants, learning about new plant options, and reconsidering our relationship to plants.

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Ecological Plant Conference – Conference Sponsorship

Fri, December 4 @ 8:30 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
$250 – $1000

Enable Ecological Education and Inspiration Sponsor Today!

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Webinar: What’s Growing on at Monticello?

Tue, December 8 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Monticello gardening initiatives which include developing an innovative farming center highlighting Thomas Jefferson’s connection to food, farming, and civic agriculture.

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Webinar: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World

Mon, December 14 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

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.

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January 2021

Class: History and Principles of Landscape Design

Wed, January 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Over four afternoons, this class will explore Eastern and Western garden design, including long-practiced principles that encourage sustainable and ecological approaches.

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Webinar: Expanding Biodiversity – Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Wed, January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

This presentation emphasizes the importance of planting natives as both a sustainable approach to gardening and an opportunity to attract birds to your yard.

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February 2021

Webinar: The American Oaks – Diversity, Ecology, and Identification

Wed, February 3, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

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.

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Class: Garden Design for Child Development

Fri, February 5, 2021 @ 10:30 am EST - 1:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this class, you will learn how to design a children’s garden that appeals to all five senses, evokes playfulness and learning, and instills a love of nature that will grow into stewardship and environmental sensitivity.

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Class: Plant Nutrients

Sun, February 7, 2021 @ 10:30 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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In this course, you will learn some mineral nutrient foundations through an overview of soils, chemistry, and plant anatomy. Then we will explore how plants acquire, use, and translocate mineral nutrients.

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