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Garden in the Woods

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180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
617-436-5838 http://www.ecolandscaping.org/

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February 2018

Native Plants for Urban Design

February 24 @ 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$15 - $17 5 tickets left

Join Amy Nyman to learn about native plants for urban design. She will identify native plants that can be used in urban landscapes and explain the specific design characteristics those plants offer. She will also include an overview of urban challenges and strategies for supporting plant resiliency. Instructor: Amy Nyman is a Landscape Designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design providing landscape planning and ecological solutions including site analysis, landscape restoration, water management, native plant use, hardscaping, master plans, planting…

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March 2018

Meadows 1 2 3

March 9 @ 10:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$80 - $96 10 tickets left

No one can grow an instant meadow, but in this one-day seminar you can quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create one. The topics covered include: what a meadow is; what makes a good meadow site; how you can prepare for planting, select plant species, and find seeds or plugs; how to plant; and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three. Class taught by Kathy Connolly, Landscape Designer at Speaking of Landscapes,…

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Native Plants For Landscape Design

March 10 @ 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$15 - $17 5 tickets left

Native plants offer as much design value as the traditional exotic plants used in most American landscapes - and they provide considerably more in terms of ecosystem value. This class will identify native plants formerly unused in the designed landscape and discuss the characteristics they offer in specific site conditions.   Instructor: Amy Nyman is a Landscape Designer and owner of Ruby Leaf Design providing landscape planning and ecological solutions including site analysis, landscape restoration, water management, native plant use,…

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Class: Weeds

March 22 @ 9:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$40 - $48 7 tickets left

What is a weed? Why do weeds appear? How should we remove them? Are some weeds beneficial? The answers to these questions are not always straightforward. For instance, violets are one of the most important plants for fritillary butterflies, and yet they are labelled weeds. Goldenrods, which provide more wildlife benefit than any other herbaceous plant in the flora, are also considered weeds. Join Dan Jaffe for a fascinating discussion of weeds and their place in the landscape. Instructor: Dan…

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April 2018

Class: Sustainable Site Design Basics

April 5 @ 9:00 am EST - 4:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$120 - $138 10 tickets left

Delve into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design. This course will provide an overview exploration into the fundamentals of landscape design that integrates buildings sustainably into their landscapes and with a view to reducing maintenance needs. Students investigate sustainable design strategies that address the ecological, water, energy and food systems. Topics include: design principles and process, native plant community restoration and maintenance.  Students complete a short design assignment. Tom Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional…

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June 2018

Eco-tour: Beneficial Bugs at Nasami Farm

June 10 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$26 - $32 12 tickets left

Tour the greenhouses at Nasami Farm; see how common pests are successfully managed with biological controls in lieu of pesticides. Biocontrols are intentionally released insects, mites, nematodes and microorganisms. Scout for some of these beneficial bugs and their prey. Learn about the grisly end of an aphid when met by a predatory wasp. Bring a hand lens and sun protection. Nasami Farm is the propagation nursery for the New England Wild Flower Society. Kate Stafford is Nursery Operations Manager and…

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Rain Garden Fundamentals

June 10 @ 1:30 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$20 - $24 23 tickets left

As more land is developed for building, badly needed space for storm water absorption and cleaning is rapidly disappearing. Rain gardens can play a significant role in urban and suburban areas by cleaning, cooling, and slowing runoff so that it doesn’t pollute water bodies. Learn how rain gardens work, how you can create a low-tech and effective rain garden, and which durable natives you should plant there. Presented by Anna Fialkoff. Anna Fialkoff is an Ecological Horticulturist & Designer at…

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August 2018

Native Plants for Professionals

August 7 @ 10:00 am EST - August 8 @ 3:00 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$162 - $190 17 tickets left

Join Dan Jaffe for this two-session class (August 7 and August 8) to learn about the best native plant materials available today for use in the design and landscape trades. Covering everything from plants for tough spots to specialty plants for specific habitats, this class will add a host of less familiar native herbaceous species to your plant palette. CEU: 1 MCLP; 1MCA   Instructor: Dan Jaffe is the propagator and stock bed grower at New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS)…

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Native Woody Plant Materials

August 28 @ 10:00 am EST - September 11 @ 2:30 pm EST
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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$170 - $200 15 tickets left

This is a three-part class. * Wednesday, August 28, 10:00am - 2:30pm *Wednesday, September 4, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm *Wednesday, September 11, 2018, 10:00am - 2:30pm Explore the huge variety of native trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Learn which species grow well in shade, which support local wildlife, and how you should stagger your plantings for continuous bloom, fruit production, and fall color. We’ll discuss growth characteristics, cultural requirements, and best horticultural uses. The course will include lectures and walks…

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