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February 2018

Native Plants for Urban Design

February 24 @ 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$15 - $17 5 tickets left

Join Amy Nyman to learn about native plants for urban design. She will identify native plants that can be used in urban landscapes and explain the specific design characteristics those plants offer. She will also include an overview of urban challenges and strategies for supporting plant resiliency. Instructor: Amy Nyman is a Landscape Designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design providing landscape planning and ecological solutions including site analysis, landscape restoration, water management, native plant use, hardscaping, master plans, planting…

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March 2018

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace 2018

March 7 @ 8:00 am EST - March 8 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, , MA
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$20 - $330

ELA Conference – Sustaining the Living Landscape Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? From the practical to the applicable, join us in March for the 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA. Immerse yourself in a two-day exploration of ecological concepts as our speakers share their experiences and expertise. Delve into this year’s wide-ranging topics as we look at the principles and practices we need to design, build, and restore the living landscape. March 7 includes:…

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Eco-Marketplace Exhibitor Registration

March 7 @ 8:00 am EST - March 8 @ 5:00 pm EST
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$50 - $2000

Reserve Your Exhibit Space for 2018! Excellent Floor Plan with Prime Booth Locations! The 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace takes place at UMass Amherst on March 7 & 8, 2018. The ELA Conference brings together landscape professionals who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of the landscape. Make your company part of their success stories and  become a key player in the future of sustainable landscapes. Click here for Exhibitor Brochure! Click here for Conference Sponsorship Levels! Scroll down for sponsor registration. Reserve…

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Meadows 1 2 3

March 9 @ 10:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$80 - $96 10 tickets left

No one can grow an instant meadow, but in this one-day seminar you can quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create one. The topics covered include: what a meadow is; what makes a good meadow site; how you can prepare for planting, select plant species, and find seeds or plugs; how to plant; and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three. Class taught by Kathy Connolly, Landscape Designer at Speaking of Landscapes,…

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Native Plants For Landscape Design

March 10 @ 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$15 - $17 5 tickets left

Native plants offer as much design value as the traditional exotic plants used in most American landscapes - and they provide considerably more in terms of ecosystem value. This class will identify native plants formerly unused in the designed landscape and discuss the characteristics they offer in specific site conditions.   Instructor: Amy Nyman is a Landscape Designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design providing landscape planning and ecological solutions including site analysis, landscape restoration, water management, native plant use,…

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Webinar: Developing a Comprehensive Integrative Pest Management (IPM) Plan

March 19 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Free - $10 997 tickets left

An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) is a tool for plant professionals to control pests in a timely, safe, and efficient manner and is a vital component in producing and maintaining healthy plants and landscapes. An IPM plan includes several aspects: sanitation and prevention, conservation, and augmentation methods using beneficial organisms. Traditionally, IPM plans also include the judicious use of chemical pesticides when all else fails. In this webinar, Alexis will discuss the negative effects of chemicals on beneficial insects…

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Webinar: Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done?

March 21 @ 7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST
Free 853 tickets left

What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species. Nearly all landscapes, both private gardens and public spaces have become the unwelcome home to many invasives. Bruce Wenning, is an invasive plant specialist…

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Class: Weeds

March 22 @ 9:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$40 - $48 7 tickets left

What is a weed? Why do weeds appear? How should we remove them? Are some weeds beneficial? The answers to these questions are not always straightforward. For instance, violets are one of the most important plants for fritillary butterflies, and yet they are labelled weeds. Goldenrods, which provide more wildlife benefit than any other herbaceous plant in the flora, are also considered weeds. Join Dan Jaffe for a fascinating discussion of weeds and their place in the landscape. Instructor: Dan…

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April 2018

Class: Sustainable Site Design Basics

April 5 @ 9:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$120 - $138 10 tickets left

Delve into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design. This course will provide an overview exploration into the fundamentals of landscape design that integrates buildings sustainably into their landscapes and with a view to reducing maintenance needs. Students investigate sustainable design strategies that address the ecological, water, energy and food systems. Topics include: design principles and process, native plant community restoration and maintenance.  Students complete a short design assignment. Tom Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional…

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June 2018

Eco-tour: Beneficial Bugs at Nasami Farm

June 10 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$26 - $32 12 tickets left

Tour the greenhouses at Nasami Farm; see how common pests are successfully managed with biological controls in lieu of pesticides. Biocontrols are intentionally released insects, mites, nematodes and microorganisms. Scout for some of these beneficial bugs and their prey. Learn about the grisly end of an aphid when met by a predatory wasp. Bring a hand lens and sun protection. Nasami Farm is the propagation nursery for the New England Wild Flower Society. Kate Stafford is Nursery Operations Manager and…

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Rain Garden Fundamentals

June 10 @ 1:30 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$20 - $24 23 tickets left

As more land is developed for building, badly needed space for storm water absorption and cleaning is rapidly disappearing. Rain gardens can play a significant role in urban and suburban areas by cleaning, cooling, and slowing runoff so that it doesn’t pollute water bodies. Learn how rain gardens work, how you can create a low-tech and effective rain garden, and which durable natives you should plant there. Presented by Anna Fialkoff. Anna Fialkoff is an Ecological Horticulturist & Designer at…

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August 2018

Native Plants for Professionals

August 7 @ 10:00 am EST - August 8 @ 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 - $190 17 tickets left

Join Dan Jaffe for this two-session class (August 7 and August 8) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less familiar native herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 1 MCLP; 1MCA   Instructor: Dan Jaffe is the propagator and stock bed grower at New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS)…

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Native Woody Plant Materials

August 28 @ 10:00 am EST - September 11 @ 2:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$170 - $200 15 tickets left

This is a three-part class. * Wednesday, August 28, 10:00am - 2:30pm *Wednesday, September 4, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm *Wednesday, September 11, 2018, 10:00am - 2:30pm Explore the huge variety of native trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Learn which species grow well in shade, which support local wildlife, and how you should stagger your plantings for continuous bloom, fruit production, and fall color. We’ll discuss growth characteristics, cultural requirements, and best horticultural uses. The course will include lectures and walks…

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