Credit Opportunities Archive

12/2/16 - New England Grows, Boston, MA

New England GROWS

November 30 – December 2, 2016

 

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

 

NewEnglandGROWS.org

(508) 653-3009

New England GROWS is the largest and most popular horticulture industry event in the Northeast – connecting thousands of today’s nursery, landscape and tree care professionals with top experts and leading suppliers from across the country and around the world. Registration starts as low as $29 for all three days of the show. For details please visit NewEnglandGROWS.org or call (508) 653-3009.

 

 

The New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association are the event’s founding partners. An additional 30+ allied organizations make up New England GROWS’ network of supporters. Proceeds from New England GROWS go directly back to the industry to support the work of these and other green industry organizations, including annual research grants to the region’s Cooperative Extension programs.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

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12/1/16 - New England Grows, Boston, MA

New England GROWS

November 30 – December 2, 2016

 

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

 

NewEnglandGROWS.org

(508) 653-3009

New England GROWS is the largest and most popular horticulture industry event in the Northeast – connecting thousands of today’s nursery, landscape and tree care professionals with top experts and leading suppliers from across the country and around the world. Registration starts as low as $29 for all three days of the show. For details please visit NewEnglandGROWS.org or call (508) 653-3009.

 

 

The New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association are the event’s founding partners. An additional 30+ allied organizations make up New England GROWS’ network of supporters. Proceeds from New England GROWS go directly back to the industry to support the work of these and other green industry organizations, including annual research grants to the region’s Cooperative Extension programs.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please report CEUs here

11/30/16 - New England Grows, Boston, MA

New England GROWS

November 30 – December 2, 2016

 

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

 

NewEnglandGROWS.org

(508) 653-3009

New England GROWS is the largest and most popular horticulture industry event in the Northeast – connecting thousands of today’s nursery, landscape and tree care professionals with top experts and leading suppliers from across the country and around the world. Registration starts as low as $29 for all three days of the show. For details please visit NewEnglandGROWS.org or call (508) 653-3009.

 

 

The New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association are the event’s founding partners. An additional 30+ allied organizations make up New England GROWS’ network of supporters. Proceeds from New England GROWS go directly back to the industry to support the work of these and other green industry organizations, including annual research grants to the region’s Cooperative Extension programs.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please report CEUs here

11/17/16 - Introduction to Low Impact Forestry - Unity, ME

Thursday, November 17, 2016

10:00am to 4pm

 

MOFGA's Education Center 294

Crosby Brook Road

Unity, Maine 04988

This introductory course is intended to bring everyone up to speed on Low Impact Forestry principles and practices. We will cover a diverse array of topics ranging from silviculture to woodland ecology, but also including logging equipment, legal considerations of forestry activities, creation of management plans, and more. This course will be taught by loggers, landowners, and foresters. We will do some work at the Common Ground Woodlot in Unity, but we will also visit neighboring woodlots to learn more about woodlot management styles and options. The workshop will include instruction and practice on topics including:

* Managing woodlands for sustained economic and ecological value
* Planning and carrying out timber harvests
* Woodland species ID and characteristics
* Minimizing residual stand damage
* Adding value to your forest products

 

Event Registration and Details

AOLCPs, please report CEUs here

4 AOLCP CEUs

11/13/16 - Stacking Functions With Silvopastures, Huntington, MA

November 13 - 10am to 3pm

Gray Dog’s Farm, Huntington, MA

Instructors: Jonathan Bates and Ross Hackerson Integrate timber, nut or fruiting tree species with grazing animals to get multiple yields and increase

your animals’ comfort, diversify their forage and add wildlife habitat.

Cost: $48 NOFA members; $60 non-members

For details and registration, please visit nofamass.org

4 AOLCP CEUs

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11/9/16 - Designing Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time, DE

With Claudia West

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

10 am – 3:30 pm Registration Link: https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=164GAR701

Dig deeper into the art and science of planting design by understanding how native plants fill ecological and spatial niches in the landscape. Review the structure and composition of wild plant communities and learn how to incorporate those principles into your designs. Claudia West, coauthor of Planting in a Post Wild World, leads you through several hands-on exercises that help you visualize complex planting schemes, prepare installation guidelines for crews, and create adaptive management plans you can apply to upcoming projects. Prior experience with landscape design is recommended.

Claudia West is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, PA. Claudia holds a Master's Degree of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In her current role, Claudia works closely with ecological design and restoration professional, 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. Claudia is a sought after speaker on topics such as plant community based design and the application of natural color theories to planting design. Together with co-author Thomas Rainer she published a new approach to ecological planting design in her award winning book, Planting in a Post-Wild World (Timber Press, 2015).

4 AOLCP CEUs

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10/17/16 - Cover Cropping on a Diversified Farm, Essex, MA

October 17 - 1pm to 4pm

Alprilla Farm, Essex, MA2

Instructor: Noah Kellerman Learn strategies for using cover crops in a highly diversified farm. Discuss options for innovative techniques like intercropping cover crops with cash crops, undersowing and cocktail cover cropping.

For details and registration, visit nofamass.org

3 AOLCP CEUs

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10/13/16 - Selecting Native Woody Plants for the Maine Garden, Boothbay, ME

Selecting Native Woody Plants for the Maine Garden

with Justin Nichols

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, 2016

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

10/11/16 - Invasive Plant Symposium, UConn Storrs, CT

October 11, 2016

8:00am-4:30pm

UConn Storrs Campus

 

 

Information and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

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Nationally-recognized Keynote speaker, Jil Swearingen, co-author of Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas will present “We’re Moving on Up: Invasive Plants Heading North.”

Karl Wagener, Executive Director of the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality, will speak on “Connecticut’s Future: Rooted in Choice”. 

William Hyatt, Vice Chair of the Connecticut Invasive Plants Council, will provide a legislative update.

Charlotte Pyle, recently retired from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver closing remarks.

Concurrent afternoon sessions will include:

·         What Are Other States Doing?  Panel discussion with New England invasive plant experts.

·         Native Plants for Our Pollinators – Creating a balanced and healthy pollinator environment.

·         Management of Key Invasives: Success Stories and Progress Reports

·         Biological Control: No Animal Too Small – Learn about these valuable invasive plant management tools.

·         Aquatic Invasive Plants – Updates on Hydrilla and other new aquatic invasive plant threats.

·         Plants to Watch Out For – What are the new invasives that threaten our borders?

Research and management posters, an invasive plant identification area, and other educational exhibits will be featured throughout the day.

The program and press release are attached for your review. These and other materials, including online registration information, are available on the CIPWG website at www.cipwg.uconn.edu.

 


9/29/16 - Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification, and Ecology, Boothbay, ME

Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification, and Ecology

with Ted Elliman

 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 

 Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30, 2016

 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits