Credit Opportunities Archive

8/23/15 - Introduction to Seed Saving, Whatley, MA

Nasami Farm 128 North Street 
WhatelyMA 01701 

August 23, 2015

10AM to 2PM

 

Learn first-hand the tremendous benefits that seed-saving brings to the willing gardener. We’ll discuss the basics of harvesting, processing, and storing a wide variety of native seeds. After going over the basics, we will head outdoors to harvest seed. Then we will head back indoors to practice processing our newly collected seed, which you will get to bring home. Dress appropriately and bring a bag lunch.

 

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4 AOLCP CEUs

8/21/15 - GSI Operations and Maintenance Course, Philadelphia, PA

Villanova Engineering at the Navy Yard 4775 League Island Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19112


Friday, August 21, 2015

to

Friday, September 4, 2015

8:00am  - 4:30pm

 

This three-day course is for landscape professionals seeking to strengthen or develop their service portfolio in operations and maintenance of public and private green stormwater infrastructure projects. The course features two classroom days and one field day, and will provide landscape contractors with an understanding of the importance of operations and maintenance (O+M) of vegetated stormwater management practices, as well as of the tasks involved. The course will cover 16 sections in total, including: Regulatory context for O+M; Identification and understanding of the components of SMP’s; Diagnosis of and response to performance and safety issues; Adaptive and prescriptive management activities.

This course was developed by the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners, an initiative of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. AKRF was contracted to create the course content. The GSI Partners received technical and logistics support from our leadership team, composed of faculty from Villanova and Temple Universities, as well as staff from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, David Brothers Landscape Services and Native Plant Nursery, and Blue Heron Environmental Services.

The course takes place over three days:

August 21st 8:00am – 4:30pm
August 28th 8:00am – 4:30pm
September 4th 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

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4 AOLCP CEUs

8/20/15 - Grassy Weed Identification, Amherst, MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, August 20

9AM to 3PM


Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Using a classroom presentation, potted weed herbarium and weed walk, UMass Extension Specialist Randy Prostak will help participants enhance their grassy weed identification skills. Feel free to bring a weed or two to identify. Workshop held rain or shine (lunch not provided).

 

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4 AOLCP credits

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8/14/15 - NOFA Summer Conference, Amherst, MA

August 14-16, 2015 UMass, Amherst, MA

 

The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference takes place August 14-15, 2015 at UMass Amherst in Massachusetts. Read the full workshop program. This year's main conference features 144 individual sessions with 27 different topic areas. Workshops address organic farming, gardening, land care, draft animals, homesteading, sustainability, nutrition, food politics, activism, and more. The theme for this year's Conference is "Healing the Climate, Healing Ourselves: Regeneration through Microbiology".

This year, among the five pre-conference intensives will be an all-day seminar on Friday, August 14, given by Natasha Campbell-McBride, on the healing potential of food for overcoming chronic illness. She will also give the first keynote on Friday night.

Our second keynoter, Ronnie Cummins will speak Saturday night on "Reversing Global Warming & Rural Poverty through Regenerative Organics".

Each year, we offer educational and fun workshops designed for kids and teens where children bond with others throughout the Northeast while parents attend workshops and the plenaries.

This is an event for the whole family: Music, dance, films, games, animal rides, and meet-ups. Modest registration, inexpensive dorm rooms, camping and delicious, wholesome organic meals.

 

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4 AOLCP credits (Organic Land Care track workshops are noted in their program)

8/12/15 - Distinguishing Invasive Plants & Native Look-Alikes in the Growing Season, Norfolk, CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT 


Wednesday, August 12, 2015
8:30am to 5:00pm

Learn to identify pesky invasive plants in the field.  With the help of expert botanist Bill Moorhead you will learn to identify invasive plants in both terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, as well as become familiar with native plants that may potentially be confused.


 A brief classroom session will be followed by visits to a number of field sites.  In the event of weather too severe for field work, the workshop may be changed into a lab/classroom session using fresh collected specimens.

 

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4 AOLCP credits

8/5/15 - Plant Science Day 2015, Hamden, CT

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiement Station

Lockwood Farm

Hamden, CT

Wednesday August 5, 2015

9:30am to 3:20pm

Details and Registration

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4 AOLCP CEUs

Pesticide credits available

8/2/15 - Kill Your Lawn, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701 

 

August 2, 2015

9AM to 3PM

 

According to NASA scientists, more surface area is covered in lawns in the United States than any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with environmentally friendly native plantings.

 

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4 AOLCP CEUs

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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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2 AOLCP CEUs