Credit Opportunities Archive

8/9/16 - Introduction to the Native Flora of Maine, Boothbay, ME

Introduction to the Native Flora of Maine with Melissa Cullina

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, Maine 04537

Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11, 2016

10am to 4pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

 

8/6/16 - Bud Grafting - Monroe, ME

Saturday, August 6, 2016

10am to 3pm

North Branch Farm 

122 Stream Rd
Monroe, Maine 04951


Please outline agenda if there are separate classes that would qualify for credits (you will also have the opportunity to attach an agenda) *

Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees as well as many ornamentals. "Budding" uses individual buds from this year’s new growth to graft onto rootstock already set in the nursery. Taught by Seth Yentes at North Branch Farm. Seth grafts thousands of trees every year. All major tree fruit species will be covered. MOFGA will supply the buds and the rootstock. Participants should bring their own knives as well as a bag lunch.
4 AOLCP CEUs
7/28/16 - Down to Earth Summer Conference, Walpole MA

Thursday, July 28, 2016

8:00am to 4:00pm

Norfolk Aggie 400 Main Street

Walpole, MA 02071

All day Educational Conference with Multiple Eduational Topics and Tracs

Registration and Information

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please fill out the online form to report credits

 

7/26/16 - 2016 Turfgrass Selection and Identification Workshop, Amherst MA

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Location: Stockbridge Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 AM Attendee check-in

9:00 – 11:30 AM Turfgrass selection lecture and discussion

Presented By Dr. J. Scott Ebdon

11:30 – 12:15 Lunch (provided)

12:15 – 3:00 Turfgrass identification lecture and hands-on lab session

Presented by Mr. Jason D. Lanier

3:00 PM Pesticide contact hours awarded

3:30 – 4:30PM Optional session for workshop participants to view NTEP trials at Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield, MA (1 additional pesticide contact hour)

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report CEUs

 

6/29/16 - Natural Communities of Maine, Boothbay, ME

Natural Communities of Maine with Ted Elliman

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30, 2016

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPS, please report credits using the online form

6/25/16 - Eco-tour: Edible Landscape Oasis - Permaculture in Practice, Holyoke MA

Saturday, June 25, 2016

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Paradise Lot - Permaculture Edible Oasis  

147 Brown Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040


Imagine growing vegetables that require the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs, need no annual tilling or planting, yet thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season – Jonathan Bates (along with Eric Toensmeier) has made it happen!

Jonathan lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts where the climate is cold, often wet, and seldom enjoys three days of sunshine in a row. It is not an ideal growing climate by any standards. Yet, on a single evening stroll through his small backyard, Jonathan can collect a full meal for his household. Using permaculture and polyculture techniques, Jonathan has transformed what was once a construction dirt lot into a veritable farmers market of organically grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

Like any well-designed polyculture, Jonathan Bates and Eric Toensmeier have packed a lot of productivity into their one-tenth of an acre urban farm. After a few years as colleague plantsmen, Jonathan and Eric set out to create a multi-storied, forest garden on this winter-challenged, urban lot. More than 11-years, and a lot of hard work later, Jonathan invites us to tour his urban oasis to witness the successful food production and to learn how it was achieved by overcoming the challenges of a tiny urban lot, the shade of mature Norway Maples, nutrient-deficient soil, heavy compaction, clay, lead, and urban prejudice against chickens.

Edible Oasis FruitJonathan has a rich background in permaculture. Throughout this tour Jonathan will describe such permaculture features as thoughtful planning (nearly a year’s worth went into this project before planting was started), careful soil management, well-researched plant selection and placement, informed resource use/reuse, and ongoing evaluation and readjustments as needed. And for a reality check, Jonathan will also share stories of the setbacks and design failures along the way.

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City is the book that describes the inspiration and creation of this edible oasis. Written by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates, you can read the book review on the ELA website.

Registration and Details

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report these credits

6/23/16 - A Quiet Revolution in Sustainable Landscape Maintenance, Riverhead, NY

Montaukett Learning Resource Center

Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus

121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd., Riverhead, NY

Thursday June 23, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm (lunch included)

Learn why more and more businesses, communities, and schools are transitioning away from fossil fuel-powered maintenance.

Find out about Long Island's firs AGZA-certified Green Zone

Discover new technologies that deliver great performance, eliminate pollution, reduce noise, improve sustainability...and save money!

Try out a full line of innovative equipment and exciting prototypes

Please visit quietcommunities.org for details and registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please use the online form to report credits

6/21/16 - The Life of a Plant: An Introduction to Botany, Boothbay, ME

The Life of a Plant: An Introduction to Botany with Lauren Stockwell

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, ME 04537

Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23, 2016

10am to 3pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits

6/15/16 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Turf Pests, Milford, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St
Milford, MA 01757

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

8:30am to 12:30pm

 


Making the Soil – Plant Health – Pest Tolerance Connection: In turf systems soil plays a critical role in plant-pest-environment interactions. Soil depth, drainage, hardness and other parameters can lead to conditions that allow pests to infest and outcompete desirable turfgrasses. We will discuss soil physical, chemical and biological characteristics and how they may affect specific pest populations, and will consider how to remediate soil problems using best management practices.

Characteristics of Common Turf Herbicides:
A strong understanding of a product's active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Characteristics and use patterns of commonly used turf herbicides will be discussed.

Details and Registration

Please use the online form to report these credits

4 AOLCP CEUs

 

6/9/16 - Weed Walkabout, Walpole, MA

Adams Farm

999 North Street

Walpole, MA 02081

999 North Street
Walpole, MA 02081
- See more at: http://ag.umass.edu/events/weed-walkabout-1#sthash.zCBcjXUV.dpuf

Thursday, June 9, 2016

4PM to 6PM

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park.

Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

- See more at: http://ag.umass.edu/events/weed-walkabout-1#sthash.zCBcjXUV.dpuf

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective week management progam. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park.


Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

Details and Registration

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report  CEUs

For further questions about this event, please contact Ellen Weeks,