Events/Educational Programs

August 31 – Neighborhood-Based Landscapes: Inclusivity & Economic Recovery in Detroit ; Alexa Bush, PLA & Ujijji Davis Williams, PLA, ASLA; 1 – 4:30 PM EDT

September 1 – Ecologists and Landscape Architects: Working Relationships;  Barbara Wilks, FASLA, FAIA & Steven N. Handel, PhD, Fellow of the Ecological Society of America; 1 – 4:30 PM EDT

September 9 – What Can Go Wrong Our Landscapes? Learn about the health of our suburban forests and the common insects and diseases stressing our plants in Urban and Suburban Landscapes: What Can Go Wrong, on Thursday, September 9, at noon. This is the third and last presentation in the Living in Suburbia series. For more information and to register, for this free event, click here.

September 11-12 – Native Plant Weekend at Rosedale – It may be steamy today but fall is heating up, too. We’re just a month away from the ever popular Native Plant Weekend at Rosedale Nurseries on September 11 & 12, 9 am-5:30 pm. Shop a wide selection of plants and support The Native Plant Center at this 12th annual benefit. The nursery is located at 51 Saw Mill River Road (Rte. 9A), Hawthorne, NY.

September 16 -MNLA Field Day – Fieldstone Nursery, Inc., 19316 Middletown Rd, Parkton, MD Download the program brochure , The MNLGA presents, Field Day 2021! This event will be held in Baltimore County at Fieldstone Nursery, Inc. Fieldstone Nursery is an MNLGA member, and is opening their operation up to all of you! The day will consist of tours of the operation as well as educational stations led by industry experts. The day will kickoff with registration and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.The cost is $50 for MNLGA Members, and $75 for Non-Members. Registration closes on September 3rd (no refunds after September 3rd). If you would like to register via paper form – please email the MNLGA office. Registration covers breakfast, a catered lunch, and all of the education you can handle! Recertification credits are available for this event, and are listed below. For a full program brochure – download the agenda here.

September 22 – Ornamental Horticulture IPM Training; The sessions will be held from 12:30–3:00 p.m. at the UME Central Maryland Research and Education Center, 11975 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD. The cost is $15 for each session. For more information visit.

September 24 –Get Wise to Invasive Species – Explore the problems and solutions in tackling invasive species, and take back control of your outdoor spaces in a three-class special event, Garden Thugs: Get Wise to Invasive Species, via Zoom on Friday, September 24, 10 a.m.-5.p.m., at Westchester Community College.


For details, click here. To register, call 914-606-6830 and press 1. 

September 27-30 – NASIMA (North American Invasive Species Management Association) Annual Conference, virtual/in person. Abstracts Due April 30. The conference’s purpose is to improve management, prevention, control and mitigation of invasive species. It is geared toward a broad audience to foster connecting science, policy, management, and outreach efforts. Attendees will include land managers, agriculture and natural resource professionals, researchers, students, foresters, environmental consultants, private landowners, conservation group leaders, and non-governmental organizations.

Summer educational programs – New Directions in the American Landscape, founded by Larry Weaner.

January 5-7, 2022 – MANTS, Baltimore Convention Center, Contact MNLGA Office, 410-823-8684; or

February 17-18, 2022 – Chesapeake Green 2022, Maritime Institute, Contact MNLGA Office, 410-823-8684; or

Other Future IPM Center Webinars:

Past IPM Center Webinars:

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







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