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October 2019

Webinar: Plants with True Grit

Wed, October 23 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

In this class, we’ll talk about some of the plants that have shown themselves to be especially tough in a variety of conditions.

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Webinar: Climate Change and Its Effects on Trees and Their Relationship to Insects

Tue, October 29 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Dr. Herms will examine the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, including changes in patterns of precipitation; consider current and future impacts; and look at the implications for trees in urban and natural forests, especially their interactions with insects.

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November 2019

Class: Navigating Public Design

Fri, November 1 @ 10:30 am EDT - 2:30 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this half-day workshop, learn a process to bring stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty.

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ELA Season’s End Summit 2019

Thu, November 7 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Community Harvest Project Barn, 37 Wheeler Road
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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As we reflect on the past landscape season and look for inspiration for our next designs, ELA’s Season’s End Summit invites you to take a fresh look at some design fundamentals that may surprise you – and inspire your next designs.

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Webinar: Reliable Hydrangea Blooms? Choose Natives

Mon, November 11 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Landscape Designer, Andi Ross will share the “best methods” for choosing, siting, planting, pruning, watering, cutting, and preserving these hydrangeas.

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ELA Mid-Atlantic Conference 2019

Thu, November 14 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

Join us for this pollinator program as these four experts help us to learn what we can do to be part of the solution in support of pollinators.

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Class: Plant Adaptations

Fri, November 15 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This class will explore the myriad ways plants have adapted to different habitats, soil types, pollination and dispersal schemes. You will not look at plants the same way again!

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Class: Slow Gardening

Sat, November 16 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Nasami Farm, 128 North Street
Whately, MA 01038
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Learn some passive, elegant, and simple techniques to let nature do the work for you. A little prep now will give you a fresh start come next spring.

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December 2019

Webinar: Bell’s Woodland – Creating a Native Garden from Disturbed Woodland at Chanticleer

Tue, December 3 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

In this presentation, Mr. Walczak will discuss soil restoration, evaluating the effectiveness of different methods for a variety of situations; invasive plant species removal eradication versus suppression; and Hugelculture both as a way of gardening and as a tool for restoring woodland soil by addressing surface runoff and creating specific conditions for plants.

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2019 Ecological Plant Conference

Fri, December 6 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States

Join us as five plant masters discuss a few valuable plants at length, from native perennials to under-story heroes to top performing trees. Cultivation, propagation, behavior, and ecological function will be highlighted, with an emphasis on plant communities. Presenters will delve into the interactions between individual plants and the complex interactions among plant communities,

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Webinar: The Wet and Wild World of Constructed Wetlands

Tue, December 10 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This presentation will focus on three main topics: overview of constructed stormwater wetland design, case studies of construction projects implemented by the Horsley Witten Group in New England over the past five years, and lessons learned during the various phases of those projects.

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January 2020

Webinar: Reconnecting Water, Soils, and Vegetation: Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment

Wed, January 15, 2020 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

This presentation will explore several case studies of successful GSI projects in Philadelphia, focusing on examples of community engagement and ecological restoration to successfully improve water quality and healthy neighborhoods.

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Webinar: The Role of Landscape in Our Global Environmental Crisis

Thu, January 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

In this presentation, Mr. Quinn will use his company’s approach as an example for how you can have a positive impact by creating landscapes that positively influence the biosphere.

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February 2020

Urban Tree Symposium: The Future of the Urban Forest

Thu, February 6, 2020 @ 8:30 am EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance and Tower Hill Botanic Garden for a one-day symposium focused on answering questions relating to the health and welfare of the urban forest. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, manage, protect, and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings.

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Webinar: Conservation, Education, and Community Building through Prairie Restoration

Mon, February 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Join Brad Guhr for this informative webinar to learn more about this exciting prairie project at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains.

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Class: Seeing Is Believing – A Visual Garden Design Workshop

Sat, February 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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This collaborative, hands-on workshop offers a different approach to exploring space, views, light, and plant selection.

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Class: NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

Mon, February 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am EDT - Fri, February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive PO Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505
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This course prepares you to demonstrate your competency in green infrastructure areas.

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Class: Cultivating Your Plant Communities

Fri, February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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In this three-part workshop, learn to identify appropriate native plants and groupings for your site and create a personalized plant palette and design that is beautiful and enhances biodiversity.

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March 2020

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace

Wed, March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am EDT - Thu, March 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
UMass Amherst – Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
$5 – $460

ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace offers twelve sessions ranging from an in-depth look at insects, plants, and soil to larger concepts of creating urban habitat, repairing degraded land, and restoring human connections to the natural world.

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Webinar: Protecting Pollinators

Mon, March 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

This Protecting Pollinators presentation explores why the dwindling pollinator statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed.

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