Non-ELA Events


Events to Note (listings indicate local time unless otherwise noted)


May 16 – Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout: Diseases and Weeds; Westfield, MA; 5:00-7:00pm.

May 18 – Designing with Water in Mind; Boothbay, ME; 1:00-4:00pm.

May 19 – Grow Native Plant Sale; UMass Waltham Field Station, Waltham, MA; 9:00am – 2:30pm.

May 19 – Design Ideas for Small Space Gardens; Rehoboth, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

May 19-20 – Southside Community Land Trust Plant Sale; Providence, RI.

May 22 – Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation (webinar); 1:00-2:00pm MDT.

May 26 – Native Plant Propagation; Alford, MA 10:30am-12:00pm.

May 29 – Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas Training (webinar); 10:00am-2:00pm MDT.

May 31 ELA Event→Deadline to submit your photos to Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest; 5:00pm.


June 5 –Inspiration for the Summer Garden; Rehoboth, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

June 5 – ELA Eco-tour→Ferns and Native Beauty at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary; Wales, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

June 6 – Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout: Insects and Cultural Problems; Sandwich, MA; 5:00-7:00pm.

June 6-9 – Native Plants in the Landscape; Millersville, PA.

June 8 – Monarch and Milkweed Conservation in the West; SLC, UT; 9:00am-3:00pm.

June 9 – The American Oaks: Diversity, Ecology, and Identification; Waltham, MA; 9:30am-1:00pm.

June 10 ELA Eco-tour→Beneficial Bugs at Nasami Farm; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

June 10 ELA Class→Rain Garden Fundamentals; Framingham, MA; 1:30-3:00pm.

June 12 Protecting Biodiversity in a Changing Climate; Grafton, MA; 9:30am-4:00pm.

June 14 ELA Eco-tour→Harvard Forest – Reflecting on the Past, Researching the Future; Petersham, MA; 10:00am-12:30pm.

June 16 – Common Gardening Misconceptions and the Reality Behind Them; Boothbay, ME; 9:30am-12:30pm.

June 16 – 9th Annual Global Earth Exchange; worldwide.

June 20 – Weed Walkabout; Malden, MA; 4:00-6:00pm.

June 22 – Gardens for the Senses: An Intimate Garden Conversation with Tim Smit; Boothbay, ME; 12:00-3:00pm.

June 23 ELA Eco-tour→Celebrating Natives – Garden Tours; various sites; 12:00-4:00pm.


July 7 – Attracting Butterflies & Pollinators; Alford, MA 10:30am-12:00pm.

July 10-12 – One Water Summit 2018; Minneapolis, MN (early bird ends April 15).

July 11 – Slow Flowers; Boothbay, ME; 1:00-5:00pm.

July 12 ELA Eco-tour→A Step Back in Time – The Gardens at Naumkeag; Stockbridge, MA; 10:00am-12:30pm.

July 12 – Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Symposium; Amherst, MA; 8:30am-5:00pm.

July 18-21 – 35th Annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference; Cullowhee, NC.

July 24 ELA Summer Workshop→Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture; Framingham, MA; 1:00pm-5:00pm.


August 7 ELA Class→Native Plants for Professionals; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-2:30pm.

August 9 ELA Eco-tour→Randall’s Island Meadows NYC; New York, NY; 10:00am-12:00pm.

August 9 ELA Eco-tour→Randall’s Island Meadows NYC; New York, NY; 6:00pm-8:00pm.

August 9 – Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Insect Workshop; Amherst, MA; 9:00am-3:30pm.

August 11 Film Screening→Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf; Boylston,MA; 2:00-4:00pm.

August 28 ELA Class→Native Woody Plant Materials; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-3:00pm.

August 30-31 – The Beth Chatto Symposium: Ecological Planting in the 21st Century; Colchester, Essex, U.K


September 1 – Building Meadows & Seedbanks; Alford, MA 10:30am-12:00pm.

September 9 –The Late Season Garden; Rehoboth, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

September 17-19 – Eastern Native Grass Symposium; Erie, PA.

September 22 ELA Eco-tour/Workshop→Meadow Building; Alford, MA; 10:00am-12:30pm.

September 28 Planning for Pollinators – Appropriate and Aesthetic Solutions; Boothbay, ME; 11:00am-5:00pm.


October 4 – Invasive Plant Symposium; Storrs, CT.

October 18 ELA Eco-tour→Groundcovers – Ecological Solutions in Place of Mulch; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.


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