Credit Opportunities Archive

1/9/17 - Growing Food 1 - Fundamentals - Gaia College Online

Monday, January 9 - Monday, April 10, 2017

In this comprehensive course, students learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques to:

• Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in their garden, no matter the size, including container gardens
• Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health
• Use holistic solutions for plant health problems ("pests" and "diseases")
• Select, plant, maintain and harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment
• Propagate plants
• Save seeds
• Store food after harvest

This online course engages students with practical and hands-on projects, and is guided by experienced professional organic gardeners.
More information about each course session is available upon request.

Registration Details

4 AOLCP CEUs

 

1/9/17 - Organic Master Gardener/Organic Horticulture Specialist, Gaia College Online

Monday, January 9 - Monday, April 10, 2017

This is Gaia College’s core course. It offers students a holistic ecological framework for garden decision making.

Topics include:
• What does “organic” really mean?
• Botany and ecosystem relationships
• The soil ecosystem
• Soil testing
• Soil fertility management
• Hands-on classes on bed installation and composting
• CODIT and tree pruning principles
• Garden inoculants
• Landscape design
• Permaculture
• Water management
• Ecological lawn care
• Landscape Health Management

This course provides sufficient information to write the SOUL Organic Accreditation Exam for land care practitioners.

More information about each course session is available upon request.

Registration Details

4 AOLCP CEUs

12/12/16 - System's Approach to Natural Turf Management, Riverhead, NY

Monday, December 12, 2016-Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn 2038 Old Country Rd
Riverhead, NY 11901
United States

2-day training that covers a “systems approach” to turf care. From understanding a soil test, soil biology and managing soil fertility to cultural practices, insects, weeds, and controls. All from an organic perspective. Practical strategies for customer satisfaction and problem-solving sessions included.

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs



 


12/4/16 - Assessing Pasture Soil Fertility and Forage Quality, West Brookfield, MA

December 4 - 1pm to 4pm

Clover Springs Farm, West Brookfield, MA

Instructor: Matt Koziol Ruminant health is linked to the health of the pasture and supplemental hay they eat. Are your pastures healthy? Is your hay high quality? Learn to determine the quality of your pastures and hay. Cost: $35 NOFA members; $45 non-members*

For details and registration, please visit nofamass.org

3 AOLCP CEUs

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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

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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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