Credit Opportunities Archive

5/28/15 - Weed Walkabout, MA

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway  
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems of woody ornamental plantings. Held rain or shine.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

1 AOLCP credit

 

5/26/15 - Using Peonies to Attract Tiphia Parasitoids, Storrs, CT

UConn Plant Science Research and Education Facility

59 Agronomy Road, Storrs, Ct.

Tuesday May 26th (Rain Date May 27th) 11am-12pm

Saturday May 30th (Rain Date May 31st) 11am-12pm

 

Topics as follows:

Tiphia parasitoid biology

Tiphia parasitization of Japanese and oriental beetles

How to detect Tiphia in the landscape

Using peonies to attract and conserve these beneficial insects

Other white grub management options (nematodes, cultural tactics)

Q&A

 

1 AOLCP credit available

AOLCPs, please report credits online here

5/16/15 - Activated Aerated Compost Tea, PA

Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Saturday, May 16, 2015

9am to 12pm

 

Non-Members: $40 Longwood Gardens Members: $36
 
Compost tea can improve the health of the soil and the plants in your garden and landscape.

This three-hour session will take some of the mystery out of the complex science of soil microbiology and empower participants with a common-sense solution for improving soils and reducing input costs. Learn the science behind compost tea and take home information to brew your own, biologically active, ‘designer’ compost t

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP Credits

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

4/30/15 - 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


4/27/15 - 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.

 

Details and Registration

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