Non-ELA Events


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


February 16 – Learn about Grafting and Propagating with Jon Cerqueira and Dan Demers; 140 Huntington Rd, Newtown, CT; 10:00am-12:00pm. RSVP: 203-426-4037 or

February 16 – Healthy Landscape Principles and Practices: Pesticide-free Strategies for the Landscape Professional; Oregon City, OR; 9:00am-5:00pm.

February 17 – What Plants Where? Designing with Native Plants; Hitchcock Center, Amherst, MA; 9:30am-12:30pm.

February 21 – Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science; Hadley, MA; 9:00am-2:30pm.

February 21-22 – Urban Green Infrastructure Summit; Tigard, OR.

February 22 – Websites 101: Designing & Maintaining a Website for your Business; Lenox, MA; 5:30-8:30pm.

February 23 – Conway School Student Project Presentations; Easthampton, MA; 9:00am-5:00pm.

February 24 ELA Class→Native Plants for Urban Design; Framingham, MA; 10:00-11:00am.

February 27-28 – Green Industry Winter Forum & Job Fair; Sturbridge, MA.

February 28 – The Guiteras Green Infrastructure Community School Project (webinar); 2:00-3:30pm EST.

February 28 – How Forests Will Define the Future of Our Climate; Northampton, MA; 7:00-9:00pm


March 2-3 – Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium; Ithaca, NY.

March 3 – Creating a Resilient Garden; Kingston, RI; 8:30am-4:00pm.

March 3 – Edible Landscaping with Fruit; Amherst, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

March 3 – Local Environmental Action Conference; Boston, MA; 9:00am-5:30pm.

March 4 – Healthy Soils, Healthy Plants, Healthy People, NOFA RI Winter Conference; Warren, RI; 8:30am-4:30pm.

March 6 – Community Tree Conference: Ecological Perspectives of the Urban Forest; Amherst, MA; 8:45am-3:30pm.

March 7&8 ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace→Sustaining the Living LandscapeAmherst, MA.

March 7 – Lessons Learned when Field Botany Meets Design; Cambridge, MA; 7:00-8:30pm.

March 8 – RI Compost Conference & Trade Show; Providence, RI; 9:00am-3:00pm.

March 9 – Irrigation and Water Management Systems Seminar; Boothbay, ME; 9:00am-3:00pm.

March 9 ELA Class→Meadows 1-2-3; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-4:00pm.

March 10 ELA Class→Native Plants for Landscape Design; Framingham, MA; 10:00-11:00am.

March 10 – Land & Water Conservation Summit; Kingston, RI; 7:45am-4:00pm.

March 13 – Water Well with CWEL (webinar); 2:00MST. Check website for topic and presenter.

March 13 – MA State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management; Hadley, MA; 9:00am-3:00pm.

March 14-15 – Northeast Hardscape Expo; Providence, RI.

March 16-17 – Healthy Forests, Healthy Habitats, SWCS SNEC Winter Conference; Sturbridge, MA; 8:00am-5:00pm.

March 16 – Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference; Boston, MA.

March 17 – Welcome Spring Symposium; Hooksett, NH; 8:30am-3:45pm.

March 19 ELA Webinar→Developing a Comprehensive Integrative Pest Management (IPM) Plan; 12:30-1:30pm EST.

March 19-20 – International IPM Symposium; Baltimore, MD. (Early bird pricing before February 19)

March 21 ELA Webinar→Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? 7:00-8:00pm EST.

March 22 – The Invasive Plant Issue and Invasive Plant Identification; Hadley, MA; 9:00am-2:00pm.

March 22 ELA Class→Weeds; Framingham, MA; 9:00am-1200pm EST.

March 24 – 2018 MA Land Conservation Conference; Worcester, MA; 8:00am-4:00pm.

March 24 – Home Orchard Pruning (hands on); Great Barrington, MA; 10:00am-1:00pm.

March 27 ELA Class→Plants for Pollinators; Framingham, MA; 1:00-4:00pm.

March 29 – Spring Kickoff for Landscapers; Wareham, MA; 8:30am-3:30pm.

March 29 – Designing Livable Spaces in China’s Cities, Jenny Tang (Zube Lecture Series free to ELA members); Amherst, MA; 4:00-5:00pm.

March 31 – Pruning Blueberries; (hands on); Bolton, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.


April 2-20 – Training, Facilitation, and Consulting Certificate; Chesterfield, NH.

April 4 – Revealing a Sense of Place; Cambridge, MA; 7:00-8:30pm.

April 4 – Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program; Hadley, MA; 9:00am-2:30pm.

April 6 – Native Plant Performers: Significant & Beautiful Alternatives; Boothbay, ME; 9:00am-3:00pm.

April 7 – Home Orchard Establishment & Basics (hands on); Great Barrington, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

April 7 – Home Orchard Pest Management (hands on); 1:00-3:00pm.

April 10 – Water Well with CWEL (webinar); 2:00MST. Check website for topic and presenter.

April 12 – Freehand Visions: The Role of Sketching in a Digital Age, James Richards (Zube Lecture Series free to ELA members); Amherst, MA; 4:00-5:00pm.

April 14 – Native Pollinator Biology and Conservation; Amherst, MA; 10:00am-1:00pm.


May 2 – Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line; Cambridge, MA; 7:00 – 8:30pm.


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

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


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

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


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


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