ELC Webinar Series - A Focus on Sustainability


A Focus on Sustainability Season 5

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

     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 2015-17 webinars in our members portal.
more member info . . .

■ General Ticket price for 2017-2018 Webinars is $10 each

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Artful Rainwater DesignArtful Rainwater Design – Stormwater Designs that Enhance Aesthetics

October 9, 2017  @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am - PDT
Presented by Dr. Stuart Echols & Eliza Pennypacker
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
Water Efficiency, Turf and Landscape
Management Badge

The concept of Artful Rainwater Design, a term coined by Dr. Echols and Ms. Pennypacker, is based on the premise that stormwater management can be designed such that new site amenities are created. These amenities result in greater user satisfaction and perceived value. Looking at rainwater-focused projects nationwide, the presenters will discuss how these designs transformed the treatment of stormwater into attractive landscapes with educational and recreational components. They will look at specific examples of built designs, explain the principles behind the idea, and discuss the barriers and challenges that need to be addressed for Artful Rainwater Design to become a typical approach
to stormwater management. They will look at the work of other designers and offer ideas for future possibilities utilizing their creative, place-making approach to stormwater management.

Artful Rainwater Design Book
Dr. Stuart Echols, is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
at Penn State University. His interests focus on integrating two aspects of stormwater design: utility and amenity. Through his research, Dr. Echols has developed a method of stormwater design that integrates the landscape and stormwater and that seeks to restore and preserve
natural hydrology. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in environmental design and planning. He coauthored the book Artful Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater.


Rainart article

Eliza Pennypacker has been a faculty member in Penn State University's Department of Landscape Architecture since 1982 and is currently the Head of the Department.
She has taught a wide range of courses, including the
History of Landscape Architecture and all levels of design studio. Professor Pennypacker's research focuses on
what she refers to as Artful Rainwater Design: stormwater management that not only mitigates quality and quantity
of runoff, but that also celebrates rainwater in a way that educates or entertains visitors. She has written and presented on this topic extensively, and in collaboration
with Stuart Echols, recently published a book, Artful
Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater.

Register now (Members Free - Non-members $10)
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Landscape Options – Focusing on Great Underused Plants  
October 19, 2017  @ 4pm to 5pm PDT

Presented by Darryl Newman
Qualifies for 1 CEU for the EcoLandscaper flower badge
Right Plant, Right Place, Wildlife Habitats,
Pruning, and Less to the Landfill Badge

So many plants – so little space… The options are endless and though some plants have very desirable traits and applications yet, they are rarely used.

Darryl Newman from Planters Choice will discuss native cultivars
and non-invasive exotic plants that can be used to meet
challenging conditions when designing a more formal landscape.
He will focus on plants that have great potential but are underused and could, consequently, be phased out of production by suppliers. Mr. Newman will also provide tips on installation, establishment
and maintenance for these plants.

Darryl Newman is a principal at Planters' Choice Nursery, a grower and wholesaler of nursery stock and related goods in Newtown and Watertown, Connecticut.
Mr. Newman worked for two prominent Landscape Design/Build firms in the Washington, DC Metro
area prior to returning to Connecticut and his roots. He is also the Vice President of the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association. He holds a degree in Landscape Management from the
University of Maryland.

Register now (Members Free - Non-members $10)
Click Here to get your ticket - you will be sent the webinar link.


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.

"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.

Become a Member now - JOIN

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

— 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
— The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Using Biological Products to Fight Diseases and Pests

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We are looking for presenters. Interested in giving a webinar? Complete the submission form to apply.



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