Events/Educational Programs

October 31, 2018 – Webinar: Keeping Carbon in the Ground: A Scientific Exploration of Climate Change and Soil Health; Buy Tickets; 12:30 pm EDT1:30 pm EDT; $10

November 2, 2018 –Healthy Gardens for People and the Environment, The Wister Center at the Scott Arboretum, 10 AM = 11:45 AM. Register onine at or call 610-328-8025.Members $25; nonmembers $35.

November 8, 2018 – Webinar: Sustainable Landscape Applications, Applied Ecology, Ecological Services, and Biomimicry; Buy Tickets; 12:30 pm EDT1:30 pm EDT; $10

November 14, 2018 – Turf and Ornamentals Workshop, Hockessin, DE.  Contact Valann at

November 15, 2018 – ELA Mid-Atlantic Conference: Examining Nature as Medicine:
Designing Landscapes that Improve Quality of Life and the Human Psyche;   8:00AM – 4:30PM, Winterthur, DE. This conference explores the intersection of ecological landscape design and its effect on human beings. Sometimes referred to as Social Landscape Design or Ecological Psychology, emerging research is taking a closer look at the interaction of people and landscapes. Join ELA on November 15th for leading-edge research, compelling case studies, and practical strategies to consider in your next designs.    Read more and register.

December 1, 2018 – Eco-tour: Urban Horticulture, Squared, 4:30PM – 6:30PM; Philadelphia, PA, Join us for an early evening tour of some of Philadelphia’s most iconic landscapes! Put yourself in William Penn’s shoes as we explore the public squares he inserted into Philadelphia’s 1683 city plan. Intended to provide breathing room within the city grid and boost property values, the parks do just that-these much loved public landscapes are social and economic hubs where horticulture plays a leading role. We’ll visit three of the five squares-Rittenhouse, Logan, and Center Square.      Read more and register. 

December 4, 2018 – Free Webinar: Backyard Carbon Sequestration – How You Can Help; Buy Tickets; 1:30 pm EDT2:30 pm EDT; Free

December 7, 2018 – 2018 Ecological Plant Conference, 8:00AM – 4:30PM, Brooklyn, NY Join us for ELA’s third annual Ecological Plant Conference, this year hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Five plant masters discuss a few valuable plants at length, from native perennials to under-story heroes to top performing trees. Cultivation, propagation, behavior, and ecological function will be highlighted. Presenters will delve into the interactions between individual plants and the complex interactions among plant communities, as well as interactions with the plant’s environment.   Read more and register.     

December 14, 2018 – Webinar: Quest for Resilience: Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Plant Design; Buy Tickets; 1:30 pm EDT2:30 pm EDT; $10

January 9-11, 2019 – MANTS Trade Show, Baltimore, MD,

January 16-17, 2019 – Delaware Horticulture Industry Expo, Modern Maturity Center, Dover, DE. Contact Valann at

January 24, 2019 – Webinar: Farming on the Wild Side: Regenerative Production Practices Based on Multifunctional Perennial Plantings; Buy Tickets; 7:00 pm EDT8:00 pm EDT;  $10

January 29. 2019 – Webinar: Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future; Buy Tickets; 7:00 pm EDT8:00 pm EDT; $10

February 4, 2019 – Webinar: Fire in Landscape Management – Strategies for Living with It; Buy Tickets;  12:30 pm EDT1:30 pm EDT;  $10

Longwood Gardens offers many continuing education classes appropriate for the nursery and landscape industry.  To see their offerings, visit

Mt Cuba Center offers lots of great classes for gardeners and professionals.  To see their offerings visit

University of Georgia Turfgrass Management and Gardening Courses. Winter is a great time for landscaping professionals to enhance their credentials! The University of Georgia’s certificate courses add to your skills and increase the confidence customers have in your business.The University of Georgia is known around the world for its perennial trial gardens and its research in turfgrass science. Learn from UGA experts and expand your knowledge of sun and shade perennials, turfgrass management, and turf for sports fields. For more information:







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