Leaf Mulch – New Options on The Greenway

by Darrah Cole and Anthony Ruggiero Over the years the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston, MA has worked to refine, simplify, and improve our organic, sustainable care routines across the 17 acres of The Greenway. Starting in 2010, we began mulching all our garden beds with a generous covering of a compost enriched, aged bark […]

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Maintenance Post SITES™ – Certification Journey at Dancing Tree, Part 2

by Margot Taylor, RLA As part of the SITES™ certification, I completed a complex chart detailing timing and methods for site wide upkeep. I outlined a wholistic management ideology using physical, mechanical, and biological strategies. My narrative explained how I would protect each resource within the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) framework, which for me assumed […]

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Rethinking Black Locust

by Dan Jaffe While there are about as many definitions of “invasive species” out there as there are definitions for “native species,” they all agree on a few basic principles: An invasive species is a non-indigenous species, introduced outside of its natural range (either intentionally or unintentionally), that causes ecological and/or economic harm. And there […]

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Earth

by Tovah Martin Spring sneaks in through a crack in the window. It steals in when you push the panes open for that whiff of fresh air you’ve anticipated for so long. You’ve almost forgotten what the mingling of indoors and outside feels like; it’s been an eternity since you bonded. But then the scent […]

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ELA News – April 2019

Introducing Two New Programs! National Green Infrastructure Certification Program Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and the Water Environment Federation, the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) sets national certification standards for green infrastructure (GI) construction, inspection, and maintenance workers. (more…)

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