Affiliate Organization Events


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


April 24 – Ticks and Tick-Associated Diseases Conference; Milford, MA; 3:00am-3:30pm.

April 24-25 – LIISMA 2019 Invasive Species Conference; Brentwood, NY.

April 27 – Pollinators in New Hampshire: Who’s Who, How Are They Faring and How You Can Help; Concord, NH. 2:00-4:00pm.

April 27 – Local Environmental Action Conference; Worcester, MA; 9:00am-4:30pm.

April 29-May 2 – 2019 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference; Historic Charleston, SC.


May 1 – A Grassland Restoration Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, and Renewal; Cambridge, MA; 7:00-8:30pm.

May 2 – Vermont Arbor Day Conference; Montpelier, VT; 8:30am-4:30pm.

May 4 – Who Grows There: Invasive Plant ID; Manchester, VT; 1:00-2:30pm.

May 4 – Landscape Plant Selection, Planting, and Establishment; Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA; 1:00-3:30pm.

May 4 – The Wonders of Spring Ephemerals; West Stockbridge, MA; 10:00-11:00am.

May 5 – Backyard Chickens 101; Manchester, VT; 2:00-4:00pm.

May 5-11 – Trillium Week at Garden in the Woods; Framingham, MA; daily.

May 8 – American Dog Ticks and Lonestar Ticks and Associated Diseases (free webinar); 12:00-1:00pm EST.

May 8-10 – Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Symposium; Fort Lauderdale, FL.

May 9 ELA Tour→SITES Certified Taylor Residence – Artfully Designed Pollinator Oasis; Kennett Square, PA; 4:30-6:30pm.

May 19 – COGdesign Plant Sale; 17 Weston Road, Lincoln, MA; 11:00am-2:00pm.

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

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


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; time tbd.

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.


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


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.


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