Non-ELA Events


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


September 22 – Invasive Plant Identification and Management; Waltham, MA; 9:00am-1:00pm.

September 22 – Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat & started a scientific revolution; Cambridge, MA; 1:00-5:00pm.

September 24-November 3 – Backyard Woods Program; webinars & field walks in Vermont.

September 24-28 – Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – Cities Alive 2018; Brooklyn, NY.

September 25, Oct 9&23 – Green Lifestyle Course; Newton, MA; 7:30-9:00pm.

September 26 ELA Webinar→Landscaping for Plant Diversity; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.

September 27 – Biophilic Cities: Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement, Zube Lecture Series; Amherst, MA; 4:30pm.

September 27-28 – NH Invasives Academy; Rye, NH.

September 27, Oct 11&25 – Green Lifestyle Course; Newton, MA; 7:30-9:00pm.

September 28 ELA Class→Planning for Pollinators – Appropriate and Aesthetic Solutions; Boothbay, ME; 11:00am-5:00pm.

September 28-29 – Connecticut River Source to Sea Cleanup; locations and times vary.

September 29-October 2 – American Rainwater Catchment System Association Annual Conference and Expo; Atlanta, GA.


October 1 – Landscape Portfolio Lecture Series – Change and Continuity; Bronx, NY. 6:30-7:30pm.

October 4 – Invasive Plant Symposium; Storrs, CT; 8:00am-4:30pm.

October 4 – MA Green Careers Conference; Westborough, MA; 8:30am-4:00pm.

October 9 ELA Webinar→Supporting Local Ecology: Native Plants for the Small Home Garden; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.

October 9-12 – NOFA Organic Land Care Program; Portland, ME.

October 9-12 – Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum; New Haven, CT. Discounts before August 31.

October 10 – Imagine a Day Without Water.

October 10 – Landscape Design, Experience and Knowledge, Zube Lecture Series; Amherst, MA; 4:30pm.

October 11 ELA Webinar→Managing Land for Pollinators and Conservation Biocontrol; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.

October 12-14 – Northern Woodlands Conference; Fairlee, VT.

October 15 – Landscape Portfolio Lecture Series – Giving Voice to the Land; NYBG, Bronx, NY. 6:30-7:30pm.

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 Class→Sustainable Site Design Basics; Framingham, MA; 9:00am-5:00pm.

October 18 ELA Eco-tour→Groundcovers – Ecological Solutions in Place of Mulch; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

October 18 – ELA Class→Advanced Design Workshop with Roy Diblik; Boylston, MA; 9:00am-4:30pm.

October 19-22 – ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo; Philadelphia, PA.

October 24 – Making Plans, Zube Lecture Series; Amherst, MA; 4:30pm.

October 29 – Going Native with The Wild Seed Project; Scarborough, ME; 6:00-8:00pm.

October 29-December 13 – UMass Extension’s Green School; Milford, MA; twice weekly, 9:00am-3:30pm. Early registration discounts end September 24.

October 30 – Massachusetts Arborists Association Safety Saves & Demo Day; Wellesley, MA; 12:00-5:00pm.

October 31 ELA Webinar→Keeping Carbon in the Ground: A Scientific Exploration of Climate Change and Soil Health; 12:30-1:30pm EDT.


November 1-3 – New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference; Fairlee, VT.

November 7 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 8,15,29;December 6,13 ELA Class→Residential Landscape Design; Framingham, MA; 4:00pm

November 13-15 – Storm Water Solutions Conference & Exhibition; Chicago, IL.

November 14 – Arc of Change, Zube Lecture Series; Amherst, MA; 4:30pm.

November 15 ELA Conference→Mid-Atlantic Conference: Winterthur; Winterthur, DE; 8:00am-5:00pm.

November 28 ELA Class→Low Maintenance Gardening; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.

November 28 – Cultivating a New Garden Ethic; NYBG, Bronx, NY; 10:00am-12:30pm.

November 30 ELA Class→Meadows 1-2-3; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-4:00pm.


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 7-8 – RootSkills Conference; Worcester, MA.

December 8 ELA Class→Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1 – Dormancy and Sowing Techniques; Framingham, MA; 1:00-4:00pm.

December 14 ELA Webinar→Quest for Resilience: Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Plant Design; 1:30-2:30pm.

December 14 ELA Class→Design-Less Gardening; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-12:00pm.



January 15 ELA Class→Diversify Your Lawn; Framingham, MA; 1:00-2:30pm.

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.

February 9 ELA Class→Understanding and Managing Soils; Framingham, MA; 10:00am-4:00pm.


March 14 ELA Class→Current Trends in Horticulture: Adapting to a Changing Climate; Framingham, MA; 6:30-8:00pm.

March 21 ELA Class→Right Plant, Right Place: Introduction to Choosing Native Plants; Framingham, MA; 6:30-8:30pm.

March 28-30 – 6th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning; Amherst, MA.


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