ELC Webinar Series - A Focus on Sustainability


A Focus on Sustainability Season 4

"A FOCUS on SUSTAINABILITY" - SEASON 4  -  Began: September 2016

     Registrations must be completed a day in advance of the Webinar
     - to receive your webinar link and instructions

■ ELC Members - 2017 (Must be Members at the EcoLandscaper™/Green Gardener or
     Landscape Industry Member to qualify)
         - Tickets are Free with Your Member Discount for all 2017 Webinars
     The above 2017 Members get Free Tickets to all 2017 live-interactive webinars, as well
     as access to all archived webinars, including 2015-16 webinars in our members portal.
more member info . . .

■ General Ticket price for 2016-2017 Webinars is $10 each

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SITES v2The Insider's Guide to Assessing SITES Viability
February 1, 2017  @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am - PST

Presented by CeCe Haydock and Lisa Cowan
Qualifies for 1 CEU for the EcoLandscaper flower badge
Right Plant, Right Place, Wildlife Habitats,
Pruning, and Less to the Landfill Badge *

Qualifies for 1 CEU for the EcoLandscaper Soils badge Soil Health, Fertilizer, Mulch and Compost Badge *
Qualifies for 1 CEU for the EcoLandscaper
Water Efficiency, Turf and Landscape
Management Badge

Tentative or unsure how to assess a new project's SITES viability? Your client told you he's interested, you've been to several SITES talks, and you've even downloaded the v2 Reference Guide.
Now what? Let two experts of the SITES process give you the necessary tools to take that first step:
will this project qualify? Included in this webinar will be a quick review of the SITES sections, as well
as the prerequisites and credits and their viability to a project. What are some of the major challenges you might face? Where have other project managers stumbled when sizing up a project for SITES? Review with the experts the important tools and resources you need to get started.

Lisa CowanLisa Cowan, PLA, ASLA is Principal at Studioverde a collaborative of landscape architects and site practitioners working together to create sustainable and resilient high performance landscapes. Lisa has expertise in ecology-based planning, design, low impact construction and land management. She was invited to join the Sustainable Sites Initiative
(SITES) Task Force group to help develop the standards for the SITES AP credential. Lisa is an officer in the American Society of Landscape Architect's Sustainable Design and Development (SDD) Practice group
and co-edits ASLA's The Field a source for sustainable design trends
and research. Lisa is an active public speaker and teacher and spoke at the University of
Connecticut's 2016 Sustainable Landscapes Conference on ecological design methodologies for
urban spaces.

CeCe Haydock

CeCe Haydock, PLA, LEED AP, ASLA is a LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) accredited New York state licensed landscape architect, a chapter member of the US Green Building Council, and an officer of the American Society of Landscape Architects Sustainable
Design and Development professional group. Her practice focuses on site planning and design and consulting for sustainable design and projects seeking SITES (the Sustainable Sites Initiative) and LEED certification. In 2015, her SITES pilot project Hempstead Plains Interpretive Center
received a 2-star certification. CeCe also lectures on the SITES program and historic gardens.


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Designing with Plant Communities in Mind  
March 21, 2017  @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am - PDT

Presented by Claudia West, Author of
"Planting in a Post Wild World"
Qualifies for 1 CEU for the EcoLandscaper flower badge
Right Plant, Right Place, Wildlife Habitats,
Pruning, and Less to the Landfill Badge *

Ecological plantings are gaining popularity, but also face challenges due to environmental conditions and cultural expectations. When these plantings fail, it discourages future ecological landscaping efforts. We won’t solve this problem if we continue to design as if it we were painting on canvas, perceiving plants as individual objects in space. It is time for a new approach: a plant community based approach that evolved from the world of ecological science. Join Ms. West as she explains how plants fit together in the wild and how we can use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. This presentation will provide information that is practical as well as inspiring.

Claudia WestClaudia West is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Ms. West holds a Master’s Degree of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the Technical University
of Munich, Germany. In her current role, Ms. West works closely
with ecological design and restoration professionals, offering consultation services from initial project planning stages to
adaptive management strategies after project completion. Her
work is centered on the development of stable, layered planting designs and the desire to bring American native plants back into
our landscape. Together with co-author Thomas Rainer she recently published her first book: Planting in a Post-Wild World, which promotes a new approach to ecological planting design.



Webinar-A Focus on Sustainability      

This webinar series is geared to professionals and gardeners about sustainable landscapes and all the issues that surround this important subject. 

The series is being presented collaboratively by EcoLandscape California (ELC), Ecological Landscaping Alliance (ELA), Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) & the Midwest Ecological Landscape Alliance (MELA).  Known regionally for their quality education programs, these organizations are working cooperatively to share knowledge and encourage conversations with landscape professionals from around the country and the globe.

The interactive webinars are taught by experts from across the country and will cover a wide range of topics relevant to sustainable landscapes.

Additional webinars are being scheduled, so please check back often for an updated list of offerings.

"A Focus on Sustainability" was launched as a free webinar series on sustainable landscaping for professionals in September 2013.

Recorded webinars from:
A Focus on Sustainability –
Season 1, 2, and Season 3 are available now and are free for All ELC Members in our Members Only Portal.

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