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June 2019

Celebrating Natives – Garden Tours

June 22 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Public and Private Native Plant Gardens, Various - Garden addresses provided after registration is complete. + Google Map

From paths and pocket gardens to borders and backyards, native plant gardens are a growing trend! Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) as we Celebrate Native Plants at designer-guided and homeowner-guided tours of public and private gardens that celebrate the beauty and ecosystem value of native plants and ecological practices. These ELA Eco-tours will: Feature gardens designed entirely or primarily with native plants. Educate attendees about the increasing options and applications for native plants. Demonstrate that native plant gardens can be beautiful as…

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Eco-tour: Carex: Foundation Species for Successful Plant Communities

June 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Van Berkum Nursery, 4 James Road
Deerfield, NH 03037
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Native sedges are gaining in popularity, growers are responding, and more varieties are coming to the market. With so many to choose from, there are endless options of color, texture, and size. But what characteristics are most important? Which Carex varieties are clumpers? Where do we look for height without flop? Which are well-behaved spreaders, and which are too aggressive? And what companion plants blend well with Carex varieties to create pleasing and successful plant communities? Carrie Chalmers Photo This…

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July 2019

Class: GROWING FERNS FROM SPORE

July 11 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Join us and learn easy methods for growing ferns from spores for your home! This class covers the morphology, life cycle, and vegetative propagation of ferns. You will also learn spore collection and storage techniques, and tips on how to identify when spores are ripe. Before you know it, you’ll have your own sporophytes! Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Leslie Duthie is a horticulturalist at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary. She has dedicated her career to learning about, gardening with,…

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Class: LAWN ALTERNATIVES

July 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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While many American homeowners cling to the nostalgia of lawn, the high maintenance requirements and low ecological value should make non-native monocultures the last choice on your list! Join Dan Jaffe, photographer and author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, to learn about the various options available to replace your turf, from well-known plants to brand new introductions. Dan will share tips on transforming large areas of lawn into lush groundcover plantings. Dan will discuss native plant options and…

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Eco-tour: Gardening for Insects: Native Pollinator Garden Tour

July 13 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Green Art Garden, 30 US-Route-1-Bypass
Kittery, ME 03904 United States
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The Ecological Landscape Alliance invites you to tour the private gardens of landscape designer and pollinator expert, Thomas Berger. When choosing plants to support insects in our gardens, we want to make the most of our limited space. Which plants nourish the most species? And which kinds of insects need our support the most urgently? Thomas Berger has been designing landscapes for insects for more than twenty years in his own gardens and client gardens. Thomas pays particular attention to…

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Summer Workshop: Let’s Talk Apples

July 23 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Co-Hosted by: The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Tower Hill Botanic Garden (THBG) An apple a day keeps the doctor away…   but who takes care of the apples? Extablished in 1842, THBG is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society and includes 171 acres of woodland trails, formal gardens, and educational facilities. Nestled among the gardens and trails is THBG’s heritage orchard.  This historical orchard features the Davenport Collection of heirloom apples, more than 200 trees representing over 100…

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Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat

July 30 @ 8:30 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Woodman Research Farm, 70 Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824
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Free Meadow Workshop Pre-registration is required. Register by phone at 603-862-3200 Or register online at: UNH Cooperative Extension Office Research Field Tour During the Research Field Tour Dr. Cathy Neal, UNH Extension Professor and Researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will share results from ten years of research on wildflower meadow establishment, helping you to successfully plan, prepare, plant and maintain a beautiful and functional wildflower meadow that blooms all season long. Xerces staff will help you identify native…

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Class: THINKING BIG – INTRODUCTION TO LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY

July 30 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Photo Courtesy Robin Wilkerson Landscape ecology is the science of understanding the interaction of ecological processes on a multitude of scales and spatial patterns, with an aim at improving and supporting these systems for a healthy environment. In this intro class, we explore the principles of landscape ecology, examine case studies, and take a brief field walk to orient ourselves to thinking BIG! Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor: Alexis Doshas, Propagator and Facilities Coordinator, Nasami Farm, New…

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August 2019

Class: ESTABLISHING A MEADOW

August 3 @ 10:30 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Meadows are now one of the more popular native garden types for homeowner landscapes, yet many people remain baffled by how to create one with long-lasting beauty that won't quickly become overrun by weeds. Using the Old Meadow at Garden in the Woods as an example, Anna Fialkoff, staff Horticulturalist, discusses the first three years of establishing a meadow including design concepts, plant selection, installation, management, pitfalls, and surprising insights gained along the way. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower…

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Class: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

August 5 @ 8:30 am EDT - August 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Full Week Class - Learn Stormwater Solutions What is NGICP Certification? 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. Designed to meet international best-practice standards, the certification advances the establishment of sustainable communities by promoting GI as an environmentally and economically beneficial stormwater management option, supporting the development of proficient green work-forces, and establishing a career…

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Eco-Tour: Sustainable Production at Amherst Nurseries

August 15 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Amherst Nurseries, 200 Bay Road
Hadley, MA 01002 United States
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Since 2001, when John Kinchla began growing nursery stock in addition to providing landscape construction and maintenance services, Amherst Nurseries has focused on sustainable production systems. The nursery now grows thousands of trees and shrubs on over 100 acres of farmland in western MA. The business strives to provide exemplary service while minimizing use of resources and environmental impacts. Sustainable measures include reducing water use; moving away from ball and burlap to grow bags, a process that reduces soil removal,…

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Eco-Tour: Ecology and Agriculture at Charbrook Farm

August 16 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Charbrook Farm, 71 Gates Road
Princeton, MA 01002 United States
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Charbrook Farm is the modern homestead of Lauren and Stephen Stimson and their family in Princeton, Massachusetts. Located down the road from the historic Stimson Farm and Charbrook Nursery, this working farm has become a field station for the STIMSON landscape architecture practice. A Master Plan for Charbrook Farm has been in process since 2008. Seasonal events, lambing, plant walks, nursery digs and studio retreats are all integrated into the culture and life of STIMSON. Long-term goals for the property include…

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Class: SEED SAVING

August 18 @ 10:00 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Seed saving brings tremendous benefits to the willing gardener. Learn how seeds develop, stay dormant, and germinate. This hands-on workshop covers harvesting, cleaning, and storing a wide spectrum of native seeds. Spend time in the field observing and collecting seeds, then practice cleaning. Take your seeds home at the end of class. Bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the field. Co-sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society. Instructor: Kate Stafford, is a horticulturalist and Nursery Operations Manager and Propagator…

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – New York

August 20 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

In collaboration with the Native Plant Center, ELA is pleased to announce a new opportunity to learn from a master. Perennial Garden Design with Affection, and Planting Through Self Discovery Join acclaimed designer and plantsman Roy Diblik for a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in garden design and to be inspired by nearly four decades of his design experience and extensive plant background. During this full-day workshop, Mr. Diblik will share the importance of affection in the design process; the…

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Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik – Delaware

August 22 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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In collaboration with the Delaware Center for Horticulture, ELA is pleased to announce a new opportunity to learn from a master. Perennial Garden Design with Affection, and Planting Through Self Discovery Join acclaimed designer and plantsman, Roy Diblik for a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in garden design and to be inspired by nearly four decades of his design experience and extensive plant background. During this full-day workshop, Mr. Diblik will share the importance of affection in the design process;…

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September 2019

Eco-tour: Effective Invasive Plant Management: Chemical-Free & So Darn Cute

September 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Rd
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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Meadows are an important ecosystem for biodiversity. They host numerous native plant and wildlife species, but without natural occurrences, such as fire, these open spaces would revert to forest. Mechanical mowing creates disturbance that promotes invasive plants, one of the greatest threats to the nature of Massachusetts because they out-complete, displace, or kill native species. Non-native species—many introduced to Massachusetts accidentally or on purpose for garden or landscape use—thrive and proliferate in disturbance. To manage meadows and control invasive plant species, Habitat has incorporated a…

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Eco-Tour: Asters and Goldenrods Start to Finish

September 25 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, 30 Peck Road
Wales, MA 01081
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Starting with a 100 acre woodlot, Sanctuary founder and benefactor – Monson, Massachusetts native Arthur D. Norcross Jr. (1895-1969) – bought, bartered and traded to amass over 2,000 acres that he dubbed the Tupper Hill Sanctuary. Today, the Sanctuary is operated by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation and has grown to over 8,000 acres of forests, meadows and wildlands in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  The Sanctuary is managed and maintained for the benefit of native plants and animals of New England, as…

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October 2019

Eco-tour: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Urban Oasis for Visitors in an Ecological Package

October 3 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2 Old Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Formerly a toxic brownfield, Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) was transformed with award-winning waterfront redevelopment designs by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Focused on sustainability, this series of ecological parks runs 1.3 miles along the East River in Brooklyn and has become a significant 85-acre, biodiverse, urban landscape and community resource. The park forges new connections between the adjacent Brooklyn neighborhoods and the East River, overcoming the longstanding separation that resulted from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, steep grade separation, and former industrial land…

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