Credit Opportunities Archive

1/28/15 - Organic Turfgrass Management- New Brunswick, NJ

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

January 28, 2015
8:30am - 3:15pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

Any successful organic turf management program must rely on sound, science-based turfgrass management principles and practices. This full-day program, led by Dr. James Murphy, Extension Specialist in Turf Management, and Bradley S. Park, Sport Turf Education and Research Coordinator, will introduce you to the science underlying a proper long-term organic turf program.

Topics include:

  • A Discussion on the Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate
  • Organic Management: Theory and History
  • Organic Turf Management versus IPM
  • Soil Health Management
  • Selecting Proper Plant Species
  • Use of Non-synthetic Fungicides for Disease Control
  • Cultural Management Techniques
  • Weed Control Strategies
  • Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Strategies
  • Organic Turf Care in Practice

This is a a required course for the Rutgers Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate program.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits

 

1/21/15 - RINLA Winter Meeting, Cranston, RI

60 Rhodes Place

Cranston, RI 02905

 

Wednesday, January 21 & Thursday, January 22

9AM to 5PM

""Back to the Basics: Low Input Management Practices for High Impact Gardens.”

Details  and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP Credits

1/21/15 - ELA Hardscape Symposium, Stoneham, MA

ELA Hardscape Symposium: Building the Ecological Landscape: Materials, Technology, and Design

 

Montvale Plaza 54 Montvale Ave
Stoneham, MA 02180

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

8:30AM to 4:30PM

 

With the growth of new technologies for permeable pavement, sustainably-sourced materials, and energy-efficient lighting, today’s landscape professional faces new opportunities and new challenges. Join the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) for this symposium to explore ecological approaches to the design and construction of hardscapes. Participants in this symposium will learn how to select new and traditional materials and how to bring them together to create durable and beautiful high-performance landscapes.
Through case studies and panel discussions, the symposium will address:
• How to select materials and products based on their environmental impacts across their full life-cycle.
• How to incorporate new and established permeable pavements in the design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes.
• How to use sustainably-sourced and recycled materials in the landscape.
• How to use new energy-efficient light sources in the landscape.
• How to combine sustainable technologies in an integrated design.

 

Detail and Registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP CEUs

1/15/15 - Ecological Landscape Symposium, New London, CT

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
Connecticut College, New London, CT

Thursday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 16

9AM to 4:45PM

 

Evolving Strategies for Evolving Landscapes:

Beyond the Garden Bed

To work with the land today means dealing with dramatic change. Factors from landscape fragmentation to accidental species introductions have made it difficult to establish resilient plant communities. Yet increased interested in ecology, landscape performance and natural aesthetics has created significant need to establish these landscapes successfully and consistently. Our two-day conference will explore how to interact with the complex, evolving realities of today's landscapes and those of the future.

CEUs available for landscape architects, APLD members, arborists and horticulturists.

Featured speakers include:

Warren Byrd, Jr. is a landscape architect and founder of Nelson Byrd Woltz, Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A major focus of his work has been the understanding and adaptation of natural systems and regional plant communities.

Robert Poore is a landscape architect and founding principal of Native Habitats, Inc in Flora, Mississippi. He has over 50 years experience in the green industry and has focused on native plant communities for the past 39 years.

Bernd Blossey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. His research addresses biological weed control, factors determining the competitiveness of invasive plants and the effect of plant invasions and their management on native ecosystems.

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits

1/14/15 - GEM Horticultural Business Seminar, Charlestown, RI

GEM Horticultural Business Seminar

 

Dowdell Engineering Building: 3949 Old Post Road,

Suite 101, Charlestown, RI 02813

 

Wednesday, Jan 14th & Thursday, Jan 15 2015

8am to 5pm


$295 by Jan. 10/$325 after that date


Frank Crandall, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist, Arborist and NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, will share methods and techniques he mastered during 40 years of experiences (his successes and challenges) running an award-winning landscape firm and providing practical solutions to hundreds of professionals within the horticultural industry. This is his 12th GEM I seminar in as many years.

 

Details and Registration

Agenda

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

 


1/13/15 - Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM)- New Brunswick, NJ

Cook Douglass Lecture Hall
3 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

January 13-15, 2015
9:00am - 4:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 8:30am)

 

You spoke and we listened! This long-running class has been revamped for 2015 to cover even more turf as well as ornamentals. Take Day 1 only to learn IPM philosophy, monitoring, and implementing strategies – or take the full three days for a comprehensive study featuring degree day models; improving soil health; insect and disease ID; creative ways of removing unwanted pests and more! This is a core class in three certificate programs.

The full three-day range of topics will include:

  • Pesticide Toxicity and Environmental Contamination
  • IPM Philosophy
  • Fundamentals of IPM Monitoring
  • Biologically Healthy Soils
  • Key Tree and Shrub Insect/Mite Pests (ID / Life Cycles)
  • Using Growing Degree Days and Plant Phenology
  • Key Residential Turf Insect and Disease Pests
  • Pest Resistant Ornamental Plants
  • Biological Control: Recognizing & Using Beneficial Insects
  • Biotic Disease Diagnostics
  • Abiotic, Environmental, and Cultural Plant Disorders
  • Biorational Pesticides Appropriate for an IPM Program
  • Setting-Up & Designing Your IPM Program

Day 1 is a a required course for the following certificate programs:

The full 3-day curriculum is required for the following certificate program:

 

Details & Registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits

1/12/15 - Rutgers Organic Land Care Certificate Course, Bordentown, NJ

Rutgers Organic Land Care Certificate Course

Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505

January 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2015.

 

This program is for landscapers and land care providers. The course focuses oin organic practices for promoting healthy soil, enhancing biodiversity, and reducing polluted runoff from managed landscapes.

The course is designed for professional landscapers, property managers, public works employees, groundskeepers, landscape architects and Rutgers Master Gardeners. It is not intended for recreation and sports turf fields.

 

Details and Registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP CEUs


 

1/10/15 - NOFA Mass Winter Conference, Worcester, MA

Worcester State University

January 10th (all day)

 

Workshops for AOLCP CEUs (each workshop = 1 CEU)

 

Session 1:

Edible Forest Gardening

How to Extend your Vegetable Season for Sport or Profit

Backyard Composting

Biological Practices for Disease and Carbon Management

No Till Organic Gardening

Landscaping to Support Pollinator & Other Beneficial Insects in Backyards, Schoolyards, and Farms

How to Develope your Organic Products for Retail Consideration

 

Session 2:

Ecoponics: An Ecosystem Approach to Hydroponics

Farming the Woods: Seeing the Forest for More

Winter Tree Medicine

Breeding Honeybees

Biological Practices for Disease and Carbon Management: Part 2

Homemade Fertilizers & Inoculants Part 1

Soil Health-Ecological Function of Soil

 

Session 3:

Plant Disease Update: 2014  Year in Review

Prison Gardens: Strategies for Therapy and Job Training

Introduction to Keeping Honeybees

How to talk abotu GMOs: GMO Facts and Fiction

Green Your Machines & Equipment

For Growers: How and Why to Build Soil Carbon

Homemade Fertilizers & Inoculants Part 2

Cover Crops for the Garden/Homestead

 

Details & Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

 

 

1/8/15 - 26th Annual New Directions in the American Landscape Conference, Blue Bell, PA
Montgomery County Community College Science Center Auditorium
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Thursday, January 8, 2015 & Friday, January 9, 2015
9AM to 4:45pm

This two-day conference will explore how to interact with the complex, evolving realities of today’s landscapes and those of the future. To work with the land today means dealing with dramatic change. Factors from landscape fragmentation to accidental species introductions have made it difficult to establish resilient plant communities. Yet increased interest in ecology, landscape performance, and natural aesthetics has created significant need to establish these landscapes successfully and consistently.

Featured Speakers:

  • Warren Byrd, Jr., landscape architect and founder of Nelson Byrd Woltz, will discuss how his firm is evolving to incorporate ecology, conservation, and agriculture, and how this broad knowledge base is being passed from one generation of practitioners to the next.
  • Tom Christopher,  principal of Connecticut-based Smart Lawn LLC, will focus non-traditional turf grasses and planting techniques that require only several annual mowings.
  • Robert Askins,  biology professor at Connecticut College, will explore how studies of remarkably similar forests in Europe and East Asia provide new insights into how practitioners can protect and manage forests on their own projects.
  • Bernd Blossey, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University will discuss the impact habitats in the northeast face from fragmentation, climate change, invasive species, and increasing deer populations.  He will discuss which native species can we assume to be safe, which may   go extinct and what role can designers play.

Details & Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits

12/10/14 - Composting and Compost Tea Workshop - Queens, NY

Aerated Static Pile Composting and Compost Tea Workshop
December 10th & 11th, St. John’s University Queens NY

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Make high quality compost and utilize it in organic soil nutrient land management in this dynamic two day workshop co-sponsored by o2 Compost and Compostwerks.

Learn how to convert liabilities into valuable assets from highly experienced professionals with direct experience in organic land management and compost production. There will be compost tea brewers and sprayers, compost top dressing equipment for an onsite demonstration. There will also be a tour of the student driven Aerated Static Pile composting system which has been in use since 2011 at Saint John’s University Queens NY campus.

 

Details and Registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits