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7/29/15 - Out of Control: Chemical-free Strategies for Invasive Plant Control, Framingham, MA

July 29, 2015

180 Hemenway Road, MA 01701

1pm to 5pm

Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control.This workshop will feature six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion. Recertification CEUs are being sought for this program. Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) 4 credits approved. - See more at: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/out-of-control-chemical-free-strategies-for-invasive-plant-control/#sthash.W3LXGePd.dpuf

Invasive non-native species surround us:along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control. This workshop will feather six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, report these credits here

 

 

 

Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control.This workshop will feature six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion. Recertification CEUs are being sought for this program. Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) 4 credits approved. - See more at: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/out-of-control-chemical-free-strategies-for-invasive-plant-control/#sthash.W3LXGePd.dpuf
Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control.This workshop will feature six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion. Recertification CEUs are being sought for this program. Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) 4 credits approved. - See more at: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/out-of-control-chemical-free-strategies-for-invasive-plant-control/#sthash.W3LXGePd.dpuf
Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control.This workshop will feature six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion. Recertification CEUs are being sought for this program. Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) 4 credits approved. - See more at: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/out-of-control-chemical-free-strategies-for-invasive-plant-control/#sthash.W3LXGePd.dpuf

Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control.This workshop will feature six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion. Recertification CEUs are being sought for this program. Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) 4 credits approved. - See more at: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/out-of-control-chemical-free-strategies-for-invasive-plant-control/#sthash.W3LXGePd.dpuf

Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, the invasive species remain out of control and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) at the Garden in the Woods for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control.This workshop will feature six concise and information-packed presentations plus a powerhouse panel discussion. Recertification CEUs are being sought for this program. Landscape Architect Continuing Education System (LA CES) 4 credits approved. - See more at: http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/out-of-control-chemical-free-strategies-for-invasive-plant-control/#sthash.W3LXGePd.dpuf
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
7/26/15 - Ferns & Fern Allies of New England, Norfolk CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT
 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

10:00AM –2:00PM

 

 

Ferns & Fern Allies of New England

 

Botanist John Burns will be teaching a class about the non-flowering species of plants of New England: ferns, clubmoss, and horsetails.  In the morning we will review the distinctive features of each of these groups used in identification and learn how their life cycles are different from the seed-producing flowering plants.

 

Participants can expect to see fabulous slides of ferns, clubmosses, and horsetails as well as fresh and pressed specimens collected during the previous field season. This will prepare us for our afternoon foray into Aton Forest’s fields and woodlands where we’ll be able to find numerous species and more clearly see the settings in which they grow.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop.


4 AOLCP credits

 

7/23/15 - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

July 23 and Aug. 19, 2015

1:00PM to 3:30PM

 

Thursday, July 23, Wednesday, August 19​, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. This course examines native perennials (mostly from the northeast) which bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on how to use them effectively to make beautiful landscapes and gardens. The class will take advantage of Garden in the Woods as the primary classroom, so be prepared for walking and weather. This course is a companion to HOR1000, but can be taken separately.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

2 AOLCP CEUs


 


7/18/15 - Introduction to Plant Families

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

 

Saturdays, July 18th, 2015 through Saturday, August 1st, 2015

10am to 2pm

 


Saturdays, July 18, 25, August 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Expand your understanding of New England’s wild plants by learning interesting clues about their family relationships and classification. Use microscopes to study real plants and find diagnostic characteristics allow you to see the similarities and differences of many woody and herbaceous plants we find outside. Learn basic formulas for plant structure and how to apply these to other families encountered.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 


7/15/15 - 2015 UMASS TURF RESEARCH FIELD DAY, South Deerfield, MA
UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center
23 River Road
South Deerfield, MA 01373

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Research Field Day is our 'open house', when we invite turf managers and their associates to visit the UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and speak with UMass Turf Program staff and to view projects underway. Current turf research includes studies on the biology and integrated management of turf-damaging diseases and insects, short- and long-term weed management, fertility, wear tolerance and drought management, as well as a range of National Turfgrass Evaluation Program fine turf trials. Field Day will also feature a trade how with displays and demonstrations from turf industry exhibitors. Continental breakfast and a hearty barbecue lunch will be served.
4 AOLCP Credits
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7/14/15 - Landscape for Life, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

July 14-August 4, 2015

9AM to 12PM

 

This intensive introductory course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes.

 

Details & Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP CEUs upon completion of course

3 AOLCP CEUs per session


7/8/15 - July 8, 2015, Sedge Identification and Ecology, Norfolk, CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT


Wednesday, July 8, 2015
8:30am to 5:00pm


This plant identification workshop focuses on field identification, ecology, and indicator value of genus Carex, i.e. the “sedges”, the most diverse genus of vascular plants in Connecticut.  Considered by many a “cryptic” (i.e., hard-to-identify) group, the sedges are actually a well-behaved taxonomic group with relatively little hybridization. The majority of sedges are in fact identifiable in the field with no more than 10X magnification, and many Carex species have high value as indicators of hydrologic regime, fertility regime, and natural community types of special biodiversity significance. The workshop will emphasize development of field identification skills, as opposed to collection and keying out of specimens in the lab.  If/when weather is severe, we will work inside with collected specimens. For the information of those who have attended our earlier Carex workshops, we will cover several of the same habitats and most of the same species as in previous years, but we also visit some new sites and habitats, and will cover some species not covered in previous years. Also, there will be new, improved editions of the class handouts available.

In addition to the field sessions there will be an optional lab session offered on July 8th after a dinner break.

 

 

Each participant should bring: a good quality hand lens with at least 10X magnification; fine-pointed forceps that can be carried in the field; a centimeter/millimeter ruler; hip or chest waders; his/her choice of insect repellent, sun protection, etc. The waders are not absolutely essential, but participants should in any case be prepared be in thigh-deep water/muck some of the time. A waterproof field notebook and collecting bags are highly recommended.

 

Details and registration


AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

7/1/15 - July 1, 2015, Sedge Identification and Ecology, Norfolk, CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
8:30am to 5:00pm


This plant identification workshop focuses on field identification, ecology, and indicator value of genus Carex, i.e. the “sedges”, the most diverse genus of vascular plants in Connecticut.  Considered by many a “cryptic” (i.e., hard-to-identify) group, the sedges are actually a well-behaved taxonomic group with relatively little hybridization. The majority of sedges are in fact identifiable in the field with no more than 10X magnification, and many Carex species have high value as indicators of hydrologic regime, fertility regime, and natural community types of special biodiversity significance. The workshop will emphasize development of field identification skills, as opposed to collection and keying out of specimens in the lab.  If/when weather is severe, we will work inside with collected specimens. For the information of those who have attended our earlier Carex workshops, we will cover several of the same habitats and most of the same species as in previous years, but we also visit some new sites and habitats, and will cover some species not covered in previous years. Also, there will be new, improved editions of the class handouts available.

 

Each participant should bring: a good quality hand lens with at least 10X magnification; fine-pointed forceps that can be carried in the field; a centimeter/millimeter ruler; hip or chest waders; his/her choice of insect repellent, sun protection, etc. The waders are not absolutely essential, but participants should in any case be prepared be in thigh-deep water/muck some of the time. A waterproof field notebook and collecting bags are highly recommended.

 

Details and registration


AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

 

6/28/15 - Native Bees, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society

Garden in the Woods

180 Hemenway Road

Framingham, MA 0171

 

Sunday June 28th, 2015

1pm to 4pm

 

With four hundred species native to New England, bees are both diverse and essential to our native and food producing landscapes. Come learn the basics of identification (to family), invertebrate ecology and conservation, and how to maximize pollinator habitate essentials. Features a talk, pinned species, plant lists and ample discussion.

 

For Details and Registration email Lana Reed at lreed@newenglandwild.org or visit www.newenglandwild.com

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP credits

6/24/15 - Rhododendrons and their Relatives

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

9:30am to 12:30pm

 

See the collection of Rhododendrons at peak bloom around the NEWFS gardens. A member of the Ericaceae, or heath family, many of which thrive in New England’s acidic soils are wonderful to see at this time. We start with the attributes and history of how members of this family got named and classified. Identification tips will help you identify many similar relatives that you will might find walking in our New England woods. We then walk the Garden to visit the azaleas, rhododendrons, blueberries, cranberries, leatherleaf, highland bog-laurel, and more, also looking for evidence of nectar thieves.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP CEUs