Non-ELA Events


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



April 20 – Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions; Boston, MA; 8:30am-2:30pm.

April 20 – Beyond the Grassroots: Participatory Ecology and Political Praxis; Haverford, PA; 9:00am-5:30pm.

April 20-21 – Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium; Woodstock, VT.

April 22 – Earth Day 2018. Visit to get involved.

April 25 – Building and Maintaining a Rain Garden 101; Hudson, MA; 6:30-8:00pm.

April 25 – Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series: Getting Ready for Rain!  Integrating Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions into State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plans

April 30 – Speaking for Our Trees; Wellesley, MA; 7:00pm.

April 30-May 2 – Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference; Manchester, NH.


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

May 8 – Landscaping with Native Plants for the Birds, Bees, & Water; Natick, MA; 6:00-7:30pm.

May 11 – Bring Back the Pollinators; Rancho Cordova, CA; 9:30am-4:00pm.

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 26 – Native Plant Propagation; Alford, MA 10:30am-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 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 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 24 ELA Summer Workshop→Save the Date; Framingham, MA; 1:00pm-5:00pm.


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

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 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.


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