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Wetland Design & Implementation

Wetland Design & Implementation

By Michael DeRosa

Effective and sustaining landscapes are informed by the surrounding environment. They are created by incorporating structural and species diversity into planting schemes to push minimalist restoration efforts to efficient results. 

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Merging Nature-Based Solutions and Recreational Areas

Merging Nature-Based Solutions and Recreational Areas

By Leah Wallner

The Town of Wellesley makes updates to improve a girls’ softball field, mitigate stormwater runoff and create a habitat for wildlife. The field was bordered by a busy street, an aqueduct, a neighborhood, and mature trees which provided many landscape challenges.

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Huertos Accessibles Para Todos

Huertos Accessibles Para Todos

By Rachel Lindsay

Un paisaje accesible debe ser fácil de acceder físicamente y también ofrecer experiencias variadas a todos los visitantes. Los diseñadores ecológicos llevan el concepto de diseño universal aún más lejos y consideran cómo el paisaje, especialmente los jardines públicos y participativos, pueden beneficiar no solo a personas de todas las capacidades, sino también a la vida silvestre, los polinizadores, los microorganismos del suelo y las cuencas hidrográficas.

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The Human Body Landscape – An Eagle’s Point of View

The Human Body Landscape – An Eagle’s Point of View

By Nicole Grant

Gardeners and Landscapers spend hours stewarding the land but often times at the expense of their own bodies.  Take time every day to appreciate your hard-working body by practicing some deep breathing and easy yoga stretches to better align your spine and recharge your mind.

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Book Review: The Business of Botanicals

Book Review: The Business of Botanicals

Reviewed by Angela Tanner

In The Business of Botanicals (Chelsea Green Publishing), author and anthropologist Ann Armbrecht embarks on a quest to understand and reveal the processes that bring botanical products from farms to the consumer. 

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ELA News

ELA News – March 2021

ELA News – March 2021

Learn about upcoming programs and find out what’s happening within the organization:

  • Thank you to our Conference Community
  • Wednesday Garden Walks Begin March 31
  • Announcing 2021 Native Plant Photo Contest
  • Virtual Coffee March 17
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ELA News – February 2021

ELA News – February 2021

Learn about upcoming programs and find out what’s happening within the organization:

  • What Our Board Is Reading
  • Our Changing Emails
  • Join New Wednesday Walks
  • Virtual Coffee February 17
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ELA News – January 2021

ELA News – January 2021

Learn about upcoming programs and find out what’s happening within the organization:

  • Inside ELA – Letter from Board President
  • Wednesday Walks Are Coming Back!
  • Membership Milestone
  • Virtual Coffee
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Gleanings

Archived Newsletters

THANKS FOR THIS WEBINAR EVENT -- and to the author for the links to the Rodale Institute. To-the-point, compact (but not compacted!), memorable and motivating!

Joeth B.

I just wanted to let you know I thought the conference was fantastic. It was so informative and the speakers where great! Thanks so much.

Kim H. Kim Hoyt Architect & Landscape Architect P.C.

I want to thank you and ELA for having such a wonderful speaker [Heather Holm] talk about our native bees and plant partners. It was fantastic. Great photos. 

Virginia K.

Thank you Penny for making this delightful series available to members of the GCFM. [A Walk in the Garden webinars] have been one of my favorite hours each week this springtime. The speakers have been top notch subject experts who have excellent teaching skills to boot. Their photo presentations have been beautiful and informative. All around an excellent series!

Linda N

I wanted to thank you for an excellent Walk in the Garden series. The webinars were all-around professional, fact-filled, and pertinent presentations. I've learned a lot and am inspired to implement some changes!

Margaret R.

I am really enjoying all the webinars that the Ecological Landscape Alliance is offering. Thank you so much for organizing them and making them available for FREE! I spread the news about them on my Constant Contact page for the NJ Native Plant Society. 

Susan H.

Thank you for offering...courses via webinar - it really helps to save the professional development budget & travel time from my job. I find these information sessions very interesting, inspiring and informative.