Credit Opportunities Archive

4/30/15 - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701

April 30th through June 11th

1PM to 3:30PM

 

Thursdays, April 30, May 14, May 28, and June 11, 1-3:30 p.m. Numerous native perennials are suitable for New England gardens. We will look at horticulturally significant native plants that flower early in the season and discuss how to use them successfully in a designed landscape. Be prepared to walk in the Garden most of each class. Appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners, this course is a companion to HOR1050, but can be taken separately.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

2 AOLCP CEUs per class session


4/30/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

The New England Wildflower Society  has released their 2015 schedule of workshops and courses.

February through December

View  programs  here

Various AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4/27/15 - Scouting for Early-Season Landscape Pests and Problems, MA

Stockbridge Hall - 80 Campus Center Way UMass
Amherst, MA 01003

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

 

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.

 

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4/25/15 - 4/25/15 - Vernal Pool Identification & Ecology, Norfolk, CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT 06058

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm

 

 

This workshop will give participants the knowledge to identify our local amphibians as adults, larvae, and eggs in the field and in the classroom.  Identification of these animals will be based on physical characteristics as well as by calls.  Instruction on how to locate and identify vernal pools and collect data for inventories and monitoring will also be covered.

The workshop will consist of an introductory classroom session followed by a trip into the field to observe some vernal pools at Aton Forest.  This workshop is designed for people who are interested in amphibians and vernal pool protection, especially those interested in conducting inventories and monitoring vernal pools.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

 

4/23/15 - DEVELOPING AN INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, Milford, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St 
MilfordMA 01757 

 

April, 23, 2015

9:00AM to 2:30PM

 

Develop and implement an invasive plant management program, including management tips and strategies, herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies, and ways to avoid common program pitfalls.

Part B of UMass Extension's Invasive Plant Management Certification.

 

Details & Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4/18/15 - Make Room for Mushrooms, PA

Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Saturday, April 18, 2015

1pm to 4pm

 

$55.00 ($49.00 for Longwood Gardens Members)
Discover the emerging field of mycotechnology—using mushrooms to clean up and regenerate toxic and degraded landscapes. Find out about your own DIY cultivation options including log culture, wood chip beds, and other, more creative, mushroom growing techniques. Part of the class time will be spent making your own mushroom bag—a simple and easy way to grow and enjoy your own edible mushrooms anywhere!
AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop
3 AOLCP Credits
4/11/15 - Gardening for Beginners Day, Mt. Cuba Center, DE

3120 Barley Mill Rd

Hockessin, DE 19707

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

$15 per session or $35 for all three

Intro to Eco-Gardening: 9:30am - 10:30am

Plant This: 10:45am - 11:45am

Down & Dirty: Soil Basics: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

1 AOLCP CEU each or 4 AOLCP CEUs for all three

4/2/15 - THE INVASIVE PLANT ISSUE AND INVASIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St
Milford, MA 01757

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

9am to 2pm

 

Why should you be concerned? Enhance your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. Discussion of the strategies and recommendations of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document.

Part A3 of UMass Extension's Invasive Plant Management Certification.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP Credits

4/1/15 - 4/1/2015 - Distinguishing Invasive Plants & Native Look-Alikes in Late Winter & Early Spring, Norfolk, CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT 06058

 

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

 

Come learn to identify woody invasive plants in the field!  Late winter/early spring is  prime season to touch up on your skills and get a jump on these pesky plants.  This time of year is ideal for management but identification can be tricky.  With the help of consulting field botanist Bill Moorhead you will learn to identify invasive woody plants in both terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, and distinguish them from those native plants with which they may be confused.


A brief introductory 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.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

3/31/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

The New England Wildflower Society  has released their 2015 schedule of workshops and courses.

February through December

View  programs  here

Various AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop