Credit Opportunities Archive

5/26/16 - Inland Wetland Plant Identification, Amherst, MA

French Hall

230 Stockbridge Rd

Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, May 26, 2016

9am to 4pm

 

This introduction to inland wetland plant identification will begin with an overview of the major characteristics of woody and non-woody vegetation used for identification in most plant keys. Guided exercises will be used in a classroom/ laboratory setting to practice keying out plant specimens collected from local wetland sources. An afternoon field trip to a local wetland will allow opportunity to practice identification skills in a natural setting. Related topics such as plant adaptations to wetland hydrology and the concept of “hydrophytic” vegetation will also be discussed. Required Text: Field Guide to Nontidal Wetland Identification, by Ralph W. Tiner, Jr. (Cost of $25 for text not included in registration fee. Please indicate when registering if you wish to purchase a copy of this field guide.)


Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please report credits using the online form

5/19/16 - Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout, Amherst MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5pm to 7pm


Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist; Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist; Geoffrey Njue, Extension Sustainable Landscapes
Specialist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

Details and Registration, please look for this course in their calendar

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to submit credits

 

Any questions can be directed at Ellen Weeks,

5/19/16 - Selecting Native Herbaceous Plants for the Maine Garden, Boothbay, ME

Selecting Native Herbaceous Plants for the Maine Garden with Bill Cullina

Coastal Maine Bonanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, ME 04537

Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, July 21, 2016

10am to 5pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please report credits using the online form

5/10/16 - Soil Science for Gardeners, Boothbay, ME

Soil Science for Gardeners with Dr. Lois Berg Stack

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537


Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11, 2016

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please report credits using the online form

4/25/16 - Scouting for Early-Season Landscape Pests and Problems, Amherst, MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Monday, April 25, 2016

4:30pm to 6:30pm


Kick off the growing season with hands-on scouting, identifying and even forecasting landscape pests and abiotic problems. Join
Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor
in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to
work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

Details and Registration, please look for this course in their calendar

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to submit credits

 

Any questions can be directed at Ellen Weeks,

4/21/16 - Ecological Landscape Design, Portsmouth, RI

Portsmouth Free Public Library

2658 E Main Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn about ecological landscape design from Sanne Kure-Jensen.

Sanne has been an organic grower and beekeeper for over a decade. She offers workshops on composting, beekeeping, pollinators, ecological landscaping and home brewing. Sanne also manages educational programs and outreach for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island
(NOFA/RI).

Details and Registration

1 AOLCP CEU

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report CEUs

4/20/16 - Ecological Landscape Design, Bothbay, ME

 

Ecological Landscape Design with Lisa Cowan and Irene Brady Barber

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

Wednesday-Friday, April 20-22, 2016

10am to 4pm

 

Details and Registrations

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs please use the online form to report credits

4/13/16 - Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program, Amherst, MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

9:00AM to 2:30PM

Th is session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be
discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls.

Details and Registration, please go to the calendar for more information

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report  CEUs

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

4/6/16 - Battery Park City Composting – Building a Sustainable Eco-System, New York, NY

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

6am to 8pm

 

Battery City Park 75 Battery Place - 4th Floor
New York, NY 10280


Eric “T.” Fleisher is the Director of Horticulture for the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Battery Park City, located at the southwestern tip of Manhattan, is a closed-loop park system that is managed organically. The park was originally created by land reclamation on the Hudson River using soil and rock excavated during large infrastructure construction projects. For more than 25 years, T. has worked to develop a sustainable and organic methodology that has made Battery Park City’s ecological approach a role model for public and private horticulture throughout the country. During his tenure, T. has seen the park expand from 3 acres to more than 36 acres today. Throughout this growth, T. has worked continually to develop the biological profile of the soil in the park using an innovative composting system. T. has all businesses and residents of Battery Park City recycle their food wastes which are then added to the compos ting facility at the Parks Conservancy offices. From there, he cultivates the compost to build up its biodiversity to create a healthy soil teeming with microbiological life. Fungi, yeasts, bacteria, nematodes and other parasitical life harmoniously thrive in the soil he creates. This tour will feature the composting system that creates the rich soil T. and his staff cultivate. If time allows, the tour will include a side trip into the lab and to view soil samples under the microscope to discuss the diverse microbial life that lives in the soil he cultivates. Register now to learn more about the innovative composting approach at Battery Parks City. Registrations are limited. Eric “T” Fleisher is the Director of Horticulture at Battery Park City Parks Conservancy in lower Manhattan. A national leader in the field of sustainable horticulture, soils, and environmental restoration, Fleisher has brought this 36-acre oasis of public parkland on the Hudson River to the forefront as the first public park space in New York City to be maintained completely organically. A 2008 Loeb Fellow and “Organic Landscape Program Developer” at Harvard University, Fleisher continues to develop protocols to help landscapes recover from the 20th century’s chemical interventions.


Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please submit your credits online here

 

3/31/16 - Spring Kickoff for Landscapers: Sustainable Landscapes Management, Amherst, MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, March 31, 2016

9am to 3:30pm

More and more people are getting interested in sustainable landscapes. This program will address topics that will appeal to landscapers and anyone interested in sustainable landscape management. Come join us to learn ways to make your landscape business greener and sustainable. Topics will include: green infrastructure for storm water management in the landscape, establishing a flower meadow in the landscape, disease management for low input landscapes, landscaping with native plants and managing weeds sustainably in the landscape.

Details and Registration, please look for this course in their calendar

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to submit credits

 

Any questions can be directed at Ellen Weeks,