ELC Webinar Series - A Focus on Sustainability


A Focus on Sustainability Season 5

"A FOCUS on SUSTAINABILITY" - SEASON 5  -  Began: September 2017

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■ ELC Members - 2018 (Must be Members at the EcoLandscaper™/Green Gardener or
     Landscape Industry Member to qualify)
         - Tickets are Free with Your Member Discount for all 2018 Webinars
     The above 2018 Members get Free Tickets to all 2018 live-interactive webinars, and all      current members have access to all archived webinars, including 2013-17 webinars
     in our member portal.    
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■ General Ticket price for 2017-2018 Webinars is $10 each

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Developing a Comprehensive Integrative Pest Management (IPM) Plan

March 19, 2018  @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am - PST

Presented by By Alexis Doshas 

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An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) is a tool for plant professionals to control pests in a timely, safe, and efficient manner and is a vital component in producing and maintaining healthy plants and landscapes. An IPM plan includes several aspects: sanitation and prevention, conservation, and augmentation methods using beneficial organisms. Traditionally, IPM plans also include the judicious use of chemical pesticides when all else fails. In this webinar, Alexis will discuss the negative effects of chemicals on beneficial insects and will evaluate other options such as OMRI certified and 'safer' products that can be incorporated as a last resort. This webinar will explore and discuss the components of an IPM plan and explain the basics of how to design an IPM plan tailored to individual needs.

beneficial Alexis Doshas is a graduate of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch University New England with a concentration in Conservation Biology. She ran a small organic gardening business for over a decade and worked with Safe Harbor Environmental Services as a restoration associate. She is a field researcher in a long-term NSF-funded study on the effects and mitigation of chronic atmospheric deposition of N on heathland communities of Cape Cod, MA. Currently, Alexis is the Propagator and Facilities Coordinator at New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm, where their mission is to conserve and promote the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. Alexis' interests include landscape ecology, soil ecology, nutrient processes, field research, sustainable agriculture, forest medicinal plants, and climate change. Her professional and personal goal is to serve the processes that contribute to a balanced ecosystem, both in the scientific and social disciplines.

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Invasive PlantsInvasive Plants: What Are They?
And What Can Be Done?

March 21, 2018  @ 4 pm to 5 pm PST

Presented by Bruce Wenning

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                                                       FREE WEBINAR

What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species. Nearly all landscapes, both private gardens and public spaces have become the unwelcome home to many invasives.

Bruce Wenning, is an invasive plant specialist who will help to shed light on the invasive plant challenges that face most property owners. If you are a homeowner who wants to understand more about invasives, join Bruce for this webinar to learn:
* How to identify different types of invasive plants
* How to identify different types of invasive plants
* How to safely remove them your own landscape
* How different invasive plants spread
* What removal methods are effective on each
* The importance of proper disposal of invasive plants once removed

Invasives taking over Bruce Wenning is a horticulturist at The Country Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he is responsible for garden management and design, invasive species management, natural history of the grounds; and frequently lectures on horticultural subjects. Bruce's background includes formal garden design and installation as well as public space management. Bruce has nearly 20 years of experience working with exotic invasive plant species common to Massachusetts for both private and public clients. Bruce's career has also included several years at Massachusetts Audubon and at Land's Sake. In addition to his general horticulture expertise, Bruce specializes in plant pest diagnostics; insect taxonomy; invasive species management; ecological landscaping consultation and design; as well as natural history. Bruce is on the Board of Directors for the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) where he has served since 2003 and is a regular contributor to the ELA Newsletter and a local publication, the Newton TAB.

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Webinar-A Focus on Sustainability      

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

— Kill Your Lawn And Opt for More Biodiversity

— The Liberated Landscape: Letting Nature Do the Work

— Artful Rainwater Design: Stormwater Designs that Enhance Aesthetics

— Landscape Options Focusing on Great Underused Plants
— What's Cookin' in the Soil Kitchen? Understanding Engineered Soils
— Groundcovers Ecological Solutions in Place of Mulch
— Invasive Plant Control Without Chemicals
— The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Using Biological Products to Fight Diseases and Pests
— Transitioning to Ecological Landscape Practices Toxin-Free Landscapes
— Landscape Maintenance Practices for Native Bees
—Green Up for Clean Up: Planting to Remediate Contaminated Landscapes
— Developing a Comprehensive Integrative Pest Management (IPM) Plan
Invasive Plants: What Are They?
And What Can Be Done?

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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.

"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, 3, and Season 4 are available now, and are free for All ELC Members in our Members Only Portal.

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