Affiliate Organization Events


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


May 23 – Spring Greetings from Woodland Wildflowers; Medford, MA; 5:30 – 7:45pm.

May 25 – Creating Designs with Perennial Planters; West Stockbridge, MA; 10:00-11:00am.

May 29 ELA Tour→Native Trees and Shrubs for Beauty and Birds; Needham, MA; 4:30-6:30pm.

May 31 – Boston Green Roof and Wall Symposium; Boston, MA; 9:00am-5:00pm.


June 2 – Creating Pollinator Forage in the Landscape; UMass Amherst, MA; 8:30am-12:30pm.

June 4 – The Nexus Between Efficiency & Stormwater (webinar); 2:00pm EDT.

June 5 – White Pine Health Field Trip; Hadley, MA: 8:00am.

June 6 ELA Class→Why Mulch When You Can Plant; Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA; 9:30am-12:30pm.

June 6 – Compost Compendium; Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA; 6:00-8:00pm.

June 8 – Landscaping for Bird Diversity; Waltham, MA; 9:30 – 11:30am.

June 12 – Ornamental Tree and Shrub ID and Insect Walk; Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA; 2:00-4:00pm.

June 12 – Smart Cities and Parks: Resilient Environmental Design and Infrastructure in Chelsea, MA (webinar); 1:00-2:30 EDT.

June 14 – Essential Native Trees & Shrubs for Your Garden; Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE; 5:30-7:00pm.

June 15 – The Diversity and Ecological Value of Native Shrubs; Hyde Park, MA; 10:00am – 12:15pm.

June 17-21 ELA Class→NGICP National Green Infrastructure Certification Program; Tower Hill Botanic Garden; Boylston, MA; 8:30am-5:00pm.

June 19 – The Diversity and Ecological Value of Native Shrubs; Hyde Park, MA; 5:30pm – 7:45pm.

June 19 – Weed Walkabout; Walpole, MA; 4:00-6:00pm.

June 19 – The Diversity and Ecological Value of Native Shrubs; Hyde Park, MA; 5:30pm – 7:45pm.

June 22 ELA Tour→Celebrating Natives Garden Tours; locations throughout Massachusetts; 12:00-4:00pm.

June 25 – Landscape and Turf Weed Topics – You Pick; Chelmsford, MA; 9:00am-12:30pm.

June 27 ELA Tour→Carex: Foundation Species for Successful Plant Communities; Deerfield, NH; 1:00-3:00pm.


July 8-August 9 – Landscape Design Summer Intensive; New York Botanical Garden.

July 10 – The Substance of Soil; Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA; 6:00-8:00pm.

July 11 ELA Class→Growing Ferns from Spore; Nasami Farm, Whately, MA; 10:00am-12:30pm.

July 12 ELA Class→Lawn Alternatives; Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA; 1:00-3:00pm.

July 12 – Edible Native and Invasive Species; West Stockbridge, MA; 2:00-5:00pm.

July 16 – Gardening for Butterflies and Moths; Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA; 6:00-8:00pm.

July 20-24 – Greater & Greener – International Urban Parks Conference; Denver, CO.

July 30 – Connecting the Dots for Pollinator Conservation: Wildflower Meadows and Pollinator Habitat; Durham, NH; 8:30am-12:00pm.


August 1&8 – Plant Disease Management; Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE; 10:00am-2:30pm.

August 6 & 7 – Garden Design Clinic; Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE; 1:00pm-4:00pm.

August 10-11 – NOFA Summer Conference – Nutrition Matters: Soil Health Builds Human Health


September 14 – Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Disease Workshop; Amherst, MA; 9:00am-3:30pm.

September 16-27 – Waza to Kokoro: Hands and Heart, an intensive seminar in Japanese garden arts; Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR; 9:00am-5:00pm daily. Applications due by April 15, 2019.

September 28 – Life in a Meadow for Children; West Stockbridge, MA; 12:00-12:45pm.


October 9 – 2019 Tick Updates from the UMass Laboratory (webinar); 12:00-1:00pm EDT.


Outdoors This Weekis a weekly listing of outdoor-oriented activities west of Boston sponsored by a variety of local organizations and posted by the Sudbury Valley Trustees.……………………………………………………………..



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