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July 2020

Virtual Eco-Tour: Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

Thu, July 9 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This virtual tour will highlight many of these habitats and native plants including: Meadowscapes, both wet and dry, Native orchids, Liatris, Actaea, Pycnanthemum, Solidago, and much more.

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Class: Soil: The Solution Beneath Our Feet

Thu, July 16 @ 10:30 am EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Conducted online: Learn soil basics, then expand your understanding. Find out how soil affects plants’ health, supports sustainability, and combats climate change.

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Class: Structural Plant Combinations

Sat, July 18 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted online: Structural shrubs and trees are essential elements in memorable gardens, providing both ambiance and organizing principles in the landscape.

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August 2020

Class: Shade Gardens: Embracing the Dark Side

Sat, August 22 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted online: Create lush and vibrant shady gardens by learning how to infuse more color, adventure, and intrigue into those sometimes difficult spaces.

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September 2020

Webinar: Deer-Resistant Native Groundcovers

Mon, September 14 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Create a living mulch that provides seasonal beauty, is beneficial to wildlife, and moderates soil temperature and moisture.

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Webinar: Why Rain Gardens Fail and Tools for Success

Wed, September 23 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

With appropriate planning, design, construction, and maintenance, rain gardens, bio-swales, and other stormwater treatment workhorses can be an artistic part of our landscapes, gardens, streetscapes, and public spaces.

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Webinar: Field Notes – A Holistic Guide for the Modern Land Steward

Mon, September 28 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

This webinar covers a broad range of topics, including regenerative design, green infrastructure, adaptive strategies in the face of climate change, the importance of maintaining your own health and well being, and ways to challenge the norms in pursuit of authentic results.

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October 2020

Webinar: Designing with Ferns – The Dependable and the Divisive

Wed, October 7 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

Discover the important ecological role of ferns in the landscape and how they are affected by mammal populations and soil conditions.

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Webinar: Meadows – If You Build It They Will Come

Wed, October 21 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

This presentation offers a glimpse into the rich species diversity that comes from establishing a meadow and making the right choices from design through maintenance.

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November 2020

Webinar: The Challenges and Complexities of Ecological Gardens – A 5-year Journal of Discoveries

Wed, November 4 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Ms. Silvia will share the process, challenges, and discoveries she has made while managing concept, design, installation, plants, and daily maintenance of the landscape.

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Webinar: A Stick in the Spokes – Meaningful Interventions in Landscape Systems

Mon, November 9 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

How do we embrace principles of regenerative design on private land parcels where functional needs preclude true rewilding? What happens when we invite and then interrupt the feedback loop in some aspects of a place, but not in others? Join this webinar to learn more.

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Webinar: Evaluating Soil Health

Wed, November 18 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

This webinar will explore quantifying soil health through laboratory analyses included in the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH) and will address management strategies for improving and maintaining soil health under different cropping systems.

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December 2020

Webinar: What’s Growing on at Monticello?

Tue, December 8 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Monticello gardening initiatives which include developing an innovative farming center highlighting Thomas Jefferson’s connection to food, farming, and civic agriculture.

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Webinar: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World

Mon, December 14 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

With rich, inspiring images from around the world, author, educator, and landscape designer Nancy Striniste explains why and how to bring the beauty, adventure, and sustainability of nature play to backyards, schoolyards, churchyards, neighborhood parks, early childhood settings, and more.

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January 2021

Webinar: Expanding Biodiversity – Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Wed, January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

This presentation emphasizes the importance of planting natives as both a sustainable approach to gardening and an opportunity to attract birds to your yard.

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February 2021

Webinar: The American Oaks – Diversity, Ecology, and Identification

Wed, February 3, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Familiarity with oaks is vital for anyone looking to garden for biodiversity. Tim will show us how to identify most of the twelve species native to New England and offer guidance on species selection, installation, and maintenance for establishing oak trees in our managed landscapes.

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Webinar: Oak Red-List Project – Main Threats to Oaks and Saving Oaks from Extinction

Wed, February 10, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

In this presentation, Dr. Westwood will discuss the economic, ecological, and cultural value of oaks, and will explain the threats each species faces and the conservation efforts underway to save the oaks.

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