Credit Opportunities

10/29/14 - Green School, Marlborough, MA

Holiday Inn 265 Lakeside Ave
Marlborough, MA 01752

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 through Thursday, December 11, 2014

8:45am to 3:30pm


Green School is a comprehensive certificate short course for Green Industry professionals held bi-annually and taught by UMass Extension specialists and University of Massachusetts faculty. This course is designed for horticultural practitioners such as landscapers, professional gardeners, lawn care specialists, and arborists wishing to gain an understanding of plant care fundamentals and strategies and their relation to environmental quality. Green School attendees learn about sustainable methods of plant selection, plant maintenance, and pest and nutrient management which lay the foundation for environmentally-appropriate decision-making. Through in-depth discussion of up-to-date techniques, participants develop an understanding of how proper management practices can minimize impact on precious natural resources such as soil and water. The Green School curriculum, which emphasizes a systems-based approach to plant care, is based on current research and focuses on environmen tal stewardship, Best Management Practices (BMPs) and integrated pest management (IPM).

 

Details and Registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

 

 

11/12/14 - ELA Season's End Summit - Restoration, Ipswich, MA
Crane Estate 290 Argilla Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938


Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Landscape designers are face the challenge of restoring gardens that have fallen into disrepair due to lack of maintenance, changing light availability, overzealous plants, or any number of other influences that change the landscape over time. ELA’s Season’s End Summit brings together leading landscape professionals who will share project case studies that demonstrate the challenges and solutions of landscape restoration. A tour of the recently completed Crane Estate Restoration will be included as well as a panel discussion on the invasive plant challenge in restoration. This educational event gives landscape professionals an opportunity to gather at the end of the season to review and reflect on the season; learn from respected industry leaders; network with other like-minded professionals; and get inspired for the next year – all around the topic of restoration.

Thomas (Tom) Benjamin is an independent registered Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional (AP BD+C)
Lucinda Brockway is the Program Director for Cultural Resources for The Trustees of Reservations.
Ann Kearsley RLA, MLAUD, is a registered landscape architect and urban designer with over 27 years’ experience designing and building ecologically and culturally sustainable landscapes for institutions, communities, and individuals.
Laura Kuhn, NOFA AOLCP is a landscape designer who creates custom artistic and wild spaces for private clients in the New England region and beyond.
Miles Connors is the Director of Parterre Ecological, providing restoration of diverse natural habitats through invasive plant management and native planning, permitting, and planting.
Michele Grzenda is a wetland scientist and a conservation agent with over decade of experience.
Theresa Sprague is a landscape designer and restoration specialist working with property owners and Conservation Commissions on invasive species management and restoration projects throughout Cape Cod.



Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

4 AOLCP credits



11/12/14 - Restoring the Beauty and Function of Residential Landscapes, Ipswich, MA

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

8:30AM to 4:30 PM 

 

Crane Estate 290 Argilla Road

  Ipswich, MA 01938

 

Landscape designers are often faced with the challenge of restoring gardens that have fallen into disrepair due to lack of maintenance, changing light availability, overzealous plants, or any number of other influences that change the landscape over time. Rediscovering (or introducing) the good bones at the heart of the landscape is one of the rewarding aspects of restoration work. Our speakers are leading landscape professionals who will share their expertise and landscape restoration projects that demonstrate:
• Reestablishing healthy soil and healthy plant communities
• Addressing diminished garden performance
• Restoring ecological function and landscape aesthetics
• Managing client expectations during a restoration
• Coping with invasive plant challenges
Morning presentations by Karen Howard, Laura Kuhn, and Ann Kearsley will feature case studies representing the beautiful as well as practical aspects of restoration (see bios below). The afternoon will include a tour of the Crane Estate restoration project, a panel discussion on invasive plants, and an inspiring wrap-up presentation by Lucinda Brockway.
This educational event will give landscape professionals an opportunity to gather at the end of the season to review and reflect on the season; learn from respected industry leaders; network with other like-minded professionals; and get inspired for the next year – all around the topic of restoration.

 

Details and Registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

3 AOLCP credits

 

 


3/12/15 - Native Edibles & Herbals, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society

 

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00am to 12:00pm

 


Whether you are interested in healthy, novel, or unusual foods—or are simply interested in applying botany to your everyday life—this class will enhance your knowledge of native edibles and herbals. From cucumber root to Oswego tea, wild edibles and medicinal plants are everywhere. In this program, students will learn how to recognize and utilize them. Dan Jaffe and Anna Fialkoff will address safe and sustainable best practices as they explore common, rare, and threatened species for forage and cultivation.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

2 AOLCP credits

 


3/25/15 - Organic Pest Management, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society

 

Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA01701

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Too often, a gardener’s response to insect pests or diseases is eradication, when all that’s really necessary is a little patience. Native plant gardens contribute to local ecosystems in myriad ways, but we limit their value when we apply pesticides. Learn how the horticulturists at Garden in the Woods use organic practices to manage plant health care in the Garden and how you can do the same at home.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

3 AOLCP credits