Events to Note (listings indicate local time unless otherwise noted)
August 1 – Meadows and Grasslands for Butterflies and Other Winged Companions; Boothbay, ME; 1:00-4:30pm.
August 3 – First Annual New York City EcoFlora Conference; Bronx, NY; 10:00am-1:00pm.
August 7 ELA Class→Native Plants for Professionals; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-2:30pm.
August 9 ELA Eco-tour→Randall’s Island Meadows NYC; New York, NY; 10:00am-12:00pm.
August 9 ELA Eco-tour→Randall’s Island Meadows NYC; New York, NY; 6:00pm-8:00pm.
August 9 – Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Insect Workshop; Amherst, MA; 9:00am-3:30pm.
August 9 – Getting to Know Our Native Plants: Beauty and Bounty in the Lazy Days of Summer; metro-Boston; 5:30-7:45pm
August 10-12 – NOFA RI Summer Conference; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
August 11 Film Screening→Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf; Boylston,MA; 2:00-4:00pm.
August 11 – What Is Horticultural Therapy; Boothbay, ME; 12:30-3:30pm.
August 12-14 – International Low Impact Development Conference; Nashville, TN.
August 22 – The Beauty within Biodiversity; Boothbay, ME; 2:00-4:00pm.
August 22 – What Do Bees Need? Planting for Pollinators; Ridgefield, CT; 7:00-8:30pm.
Aug 27 – 30 – Adobe Suite Intensive Training; Northampton, MA; 9:00am-5:00pm for four days.
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 8 – Getting to Know our Native Plants: Asters, Goldenrods, and Friends; metro-Boston, MA; 10:00am-12:15pm.
September 9 –The Late Season Garden; Rehoboth, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.
September 11 – Emerald Ash Borer Field Day; Easthampton, MA; 8:30am-1:00pm.
September 12 – Getting to Know our Native Plants: Asters, Goldenrods, and Friends; metro-Boston, MA; 5:00pm-7:15pm.
September 17-19 – Eastern Native Grass Symposium; Erie, PA.
September 18 ELA Webinar→Capturing Carbon with Trees; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.
September 20 ELA Eco-tour→Urban Horticulture, Squared; Philadelphia, PA; 4:30-6:30pm.
September 22 ELA Eco-tour/Workshop→Meadow Building; Alford, MA; 10:00am-12:30pm.
September 22 – Invasive Plant Identification and Management; Waltham, MA; 9:00am-1:00pm.
September 26 ELA Webinar→Landscaping for Plant Diversity; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.
September 28 ELA Class→ Planning for Pollinators – Appropriate and Aesthetic Solutions; Boothbay, ME; 11:00am-5:00pm.
October 4 – Invasive Plant Symposium; Storrs, CT.
October 9 ELA Webinar→Supporting Local Ecology: Native Plants for the Small Home Garden; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.
October 11 ELA Webinar→Managing Land for Pollinators and Conservation Biocontrol; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.
October 12-22 – ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo; Philadelphia, PA.
October 17 – Southeast New York Stormwater Conference; Beacon, NY.
October 17 – Landscaping for Bird Diversity; Waltham, MA; 5:30-7:30pm.
October 17 ELA Webinar→Designing a Patchwork Ecology in Urban Ecosystems; 4:30-5:30pm EDT.
October 18 ELA Eco-tour→Groundcovers – Ecological Solutions in Place of Mulch; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.
October 29-December 13 – UMass Extension’s Green School; Milford, MA; twice weekly, 9:00am-3:30pm. Early registration discounts end September 24.
October 31 ELA Webinar→Keeping Carbon in the Ground: A Scientific Exploration of Climate Change and Soil Health; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.
October – Landscape Portfolio Lecture Series; Bronx, NY. TBA
November 1-3 – New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference; Fairlee, VT.
November 5 ELA Season’s End Summit→The Sensory Garden – Elements to Enrich Every Landscape; Community Harvest Project Barn; North Grafton, MA; 8:00am-4:30pm.
November 7-8 – Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo; Boxborough, MA.
November 8 ELA Webinar→Sustainable Landscape Applications, Applied Ecology, Ecological Services, and Biomimicry; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.
November 13-15 – Storm Water Solutions Conference & Exhibition; Chicago, IL.
November 15 ELA Conference→Mid-Atlantic Conference: Winterthur; Winterthur, DE; 8:00am-5:00pm.
December 4 ELA Webinar→Backyard Carbon Sequestration – How You Can Help; 1:30-2:30pm.
December 7 ELA Conference→2018 Ecological Plant Conference; Brooklyn, NY; 8:00am-5:00pm.
December 14 ELA Webinar→Quest for Resilience: Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Plant Design; 1:30-2:30pm.
January 24 ELA Webinar→Farming on the Wild Side: Regenerative Production Practices Based on Multifunctional Perennial Plants; 7:00-8:00pm.
January 29 ELA Webinar→Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future; 7:00-8:00pm.
February 4 ELA Webinar→Fire in Landscape Management – Strategies for Living with It; 12:30-1:30pm.
“Outdoors This Week” is 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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