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


January 16-24 – Northeast Organic Seed Conference; times vary.

January 19 – Pesticides & Pollinators in the Landscape: Understanding the Risks, Choosing Solutions; 8:30-10:30 PT.

January 19 – Woodland Connections for Women, New England Forest Ecology; 7:00-8:00pm ET.

January 19 – Invasive Insect Webinar Series: Invasive Earthworms in MA and Forest Health Updates; 10:00am-12:10pm ET.

January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 – Garden Design for Homeowners 101; 7:00-8:30pm ET.

January 19, 26, February 2 – QGIS for ALL: From LiDAR to Topos with QGIS; 3:00-4:30pm ET.

January 20&27;February 3&10 ELA Class→History and Principles of Landscape Design; 1:30-4:30pm ET.

January 21&22 – Guiding Theory into Reality: It Don’t Mean a Thing if the Landscape Don’t Sing; 1:00-4:30pm ET.

January 21&22 – Habitat Landscaping: Landscape Design Choices That Support Biodiversity; 9:30am-12:00noon ET.

January 21 – Efficiency in Greenhouse Growing; 4:00-5:00pm ET.

January 22 ELA Webinar→Grassroot Seed Propagation of Native Plants; 12:00-1:00pm ET.

January 23 – All the Best About Blueberries; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.

January 25, March 1, May 15 – Natural Landscape Design; 9:30am-12:30pm.

January 25-27 – Great Lakes Trade Exposition; 8:00am-5:30pm ET.

January 26 – Spotted Lanternfly and Successful Biological Control of Winter Moth in Eastern New England; 10:00am-12:10pm.

January 27 ELA Webinar→Expanding Biodiversity – Attracting Birds to Your Yard; 12:00-1:00pm ET.

January 27 – Building Greener Futures: Green Jobs Training and Bioswales in New Haven; 1:00-2:30pm ET.

January 28 – Restoring Resilient Tropical Forests; 7:00-8:00pm ET.

January 28 – Landscaping with Wild Edibles; 4:00-5:00pm ET.

January 28&29 – Guiding Theory into Reality: It Don’t Mean a Thing if the Landscape Don’t Sing; 9:00am-12:30pm ET.

January 30 – Growing Grapes in New England; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.


February 1-22 ELA Class→NGICP: National Green Infrastructure Certification Program; 7 days 12:00-5:00pm ET.

February 3 ELA Webinar→The American Oaks: Diversity, Ecology, and Identification; 12:00-1:00pm ET.

February 5&12 ELA Class→Garden Design for Child Development; 10:30am-1:30pm ET.

February 7,14,21 ELA Class→Plant Nutrients; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.

February 8 ELA Webinar→Regenerative Design – How Living in Agreement with Nature Helps Organizations Thrive; 1:00-2:00pm ET.

February 9 – Restoration for Yourself and the Landscape: Connecting with Good Medicine; 3:00-4:30pm ET.

February 9 – Exploring Land Protection Tools; 6:30-8:30pm ET.

February 9 – The 1-2-3 Approach for Spotted-Wing Drosophila, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Management, and Spotted Lanternfly Monitoring; 10:00am-12:10pm ET.

February 10 ELA Webinar→Oak Red-List Project – Main Threats to Oaks and Saving Oaks from Extinction; 12:30-1:30pm ET.

February 11 – Nature’s Best Hope: An Introduction with Doug Tallamy; 4:00-5:00pm.

February 11 – Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show; 8:30am-4:30pm.

February 13 – Home Orchard Pruning; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.

February 17 – Invasive Plant Academy; deadline to enroll. Course runs May 19, 20, & 25.

February 20 – Home Orchard Pruning; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.

February 27 – (Micro) Organisms in the Orchard; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.


March 3-4 ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace; 8:00am-5:30pm ET.

March 5,6,13 CT&RI NOFA Winter Conference; all virtual.

March 6 – Insects: Pests and Pollinators; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.

March 13 – Backyard Brambles; 10:30am-12:00pm ET.

March 7,14,21,28, April 11 – Site Grading Fundamentals: Go Back to Basics and Sharpen Your Skills; 3:00-5:00pm ET.

March 9 – Environmental Art in the Landscape: Connecting People to Place; 3:00-4:30pm ET.

March 19-20 – Land Conservation Conference: Building a Stronger Land Movement through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; online both days.


April 1&8 ELA Class→Navigating Public Design, Part 1; 1:00-3:00pm ET.

April 15,19,22 ELA Class→Cultivating Your Plant Communities; times vary.

April 27, May 4 ELA Class→Eco-Restorative Garden Design; 2:00-4:00pm ET.


May 2,16,23 – Solving Complex Site Grading Problems; 3:00-5:00pm ET.


June 12 ELA Class→Deer-Tolerant Landscapes; 1:00-3:00pm ET.


August 14 ELA Class→Shade Gardens: Embracing the Dark Side; 1:00-4:00pm ET

August 19&26 ELA Class→Navigating Public Design, Part 2; 1:00-3:00pm ET.


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Gloria P, North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina State University