Events/Educational Programs

 January 11 – Marketing Mastery Series Part I: Building an Effective Message, Katie Dubow, Garden Media Group –  2 PM – 3:30 PM, ET. In the first session of the Marketing Mastery Series, we focus on this message. Developing a clearly defined marketing message is one of the three pillars of success. When it comes to effectively reaching your consumer, you need to be able to communicate with them on as personal a level as possible. In this dynamic session, you will learn the process for crafting the perfect marketing message to help you resonate with your audience most effectively. Sponsored by AmeriHort. $99 for each session fir members or $199 for non-members. Click here to Register

January 12, 13 and 19 – Delaware Hort Industry Expo. Virtual meeting. Contact Valann Budischak, (888) 448-1203.

January 19 – Forest Ecosystems and the Winds of Change – Forests as a Cog in the Earth’s Climate System, 12:00-1:00pm EST. You may know that weather and climate have a major influence on forests, but forests also influence climate in ways that aren’t always appreciated and are still being discovered. Dr. Scott Ollinger will explore the fascinating role of forests as a key part of the climate system, and how researchers are still unraveling their mysteries.Read more and register 

January 20 and 21EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN: ECOLOGY, PEOPLE, AND TIME  33rd Annual Landscape Symposium; 1:00 – 4:30 PM EST (includes instructional time & breaks); Landscape designers who successfully employ an ecology-based approach typically draw from a variety of sources. The inextricable link between people and ecology only increases the need to broaden the investigative lens. Join us as we explore the integration of “ecology-based” design with “people-based” factors, including the lingering effects of historic land use and the need to accommodate diverse cultural perspectives on the meaning of “ecology”.Symposium Save the Date Page

January 25 – Marketing Mastery Series Part II: Building a Strategic Communications Plan, Ryan McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries, 2 PM – 3:30 PM, ET,The second session of the Marketing Mastery Series in about building a strategic communication plan. Having the right message is critical, but so is having the right communication plan. Consumers are bombarded by countless information and marketing messages so reaching your audience in some ways is as challenging as ever. Learn how to craft a hi gh-level strategic communication plan that will break through the clutter, and how to adapt when the world around us changes as it certainly has this past 12-18 months. Sponsored by AmeriHort. $99 for each session fir members or $199 for non-members.Click here to Register

January 26 – Engaging Landowners in Sustainable Stewardship, 12:00-1:00pm EST. This presentation will share experiences and lessons from a multi-year landowner outreach project in the MassConn Woods, a rural, largely forested region on the border of central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut, as well as region-wide efforts to unite rural and urban communities in implementing natural solutions to climate change. Read more and register 

January 27 and 28  –EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN: ECOLOGY, PEOPLE, AND TIME  33rd Annual Landscape Symposium; 1:00 – 4:30 PM EST (includes instructional time & breaks); Landscape designers who successfully employ an ecology-based approach typically draw from a variety of sources. The inextricable link between people and ecology only increases the need to broaden the investigative lens. Join us as we explore the integration of “ecology-based” design with “people-based” factors, including the lingering effects of historic land use and the need to accommodate diverse cultural perspectives on the meaning of “ecology”.Symposium Save the Date Page

January 29 – Plant Nutrients – 10:00am-12:00pm EST. What are mineral nutrients, and how do plants use them? What are the signs of deficiencies and toxicities? In this course, you will learn some mineral nutrient basics through an overview of soils, chemistry, and plant anatomy. First of three Saturday sessions: Jan 29, Feb 5 & Feb 12

February 1 and 2 – Delaware Wetlands Conference, Wilmington, DE. Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-delaware-wetlands-conference-tickets-148373843159

Click here to see a preview of the 2022 Delaware Wetland Conference Agenda!

. Have a question? Please email Olivia McDonald at Olivia.McDonald@delaware.gov

February 8 – Marketing Mastery Series Part III: Hitting the Target to Drive Your Message, Katie Elzer-Peters, Garden of Words, LLC, 2 PM – 3:30 PM, ET, The final part of the Marketing Mastery Series focused on reaching your target audience. Expert marketers from our industry will talk about how to best capture your target audience and drive traffic to your website and marketing message. You will see how to set up a content and editorial calendar, how to plan and email campaign and write text blocks as you put together an integrated marketing plan to drives sales and enhance your bottom line. Sponsored by AmeriHort. $99 for each session fir members or $199 for non-members.Click here to Register

February 9 – Regenerating Suburbia One Garden at a Time, 1:00-2:00pm EST. Landscape design professionals can play a key role in regenerating our mono-cultural suburban landscapes. Nadia Malarkey, in this webinar presentation, will help us understand why this work is so vitally important and how we can create beautiful (even luxuriant) landscapes that capture carbon, create habitat in support of our native pollinators, and contribute to the cooling of the earth’s atmosphere.Read more and register

February 15 – Climate Change and Native Plants 6:00-8:30pm EST. Climate change is a multifaceted challenge with numerous — and sometimes unexpected — contributing factors. To create solutions on a personal and manageable scale, we need to turn to the science.This class, presented by Trevor Smith, will cover a brief history of climate change and address carbon and hydrological cycles, the earth’s heating and cooling systems, and the importance of wise landscape design, construction, and agriculture to mitigate climate change. We will also discuss the role of native plants in the climate change conversation. Read more and register

February 17 – Finding Your Environmental Ethic, 6:00-7:00pm EST. Why should we care about the environment? In this introductory webinar, you will learn four philosophical models of human relationship with nature in order to gain deeper understanding of your own and others’ environmental ethics. Dr. Kendy Hess will guide us in considering our roles and the ways obligation to our surroundings forms the foundation of efforts such as recycling, preservation of endangered species, and habitat restoration.

February 17-18, 2022 – Chesapeake Green 2022, Maritime Institute, Contact MNLGA Office, 410-823-8684; office@mnlga.org or www.mnlga.org

February 23 and 24 – ELA Annual Conference, Online 8:30am – 4:30pm EDTThis winter while the landscape rests, join ELA for education, networking, and inspiration. This conference will provide two full days of compelling presentations that will offer many CEU opportunities. Read more and Register!

March 2 – Navigating Public Design, Part 1  6:00-8:00pm EST. Community spaces are exciting projects to envision and realize. In this class, you will learn a process for bringing stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty. Read more and register

March 9 – Ulmus Americana – Saving an American Icon, 6:00-7:00pm EST. With the support of the Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Normand and Christine Helie have been monitoring and caring for the elm trees in the downtown Boston Parks since 2012. Sharing their insights on the relationship of the smaller European elm bark beetle, the primary vector of Dutch Elm Disease (DED), with the young and historic elm trees in the parks, they hope to inspire us to bring the native American elm back to our landscapes. Read more and register

Other Future IPM Center Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/ipm/upcoming-integrated-pest-management-webinars

Past IPM Center Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/ipm/webinars-about-integrated-pest-management

Longwood Gardens offers many continuing education classes appropriate for the nursery and landscape industry.  To see their offerings, visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org/ContinuingEducation.html

Mt Cuba Center offers lots of great classes for gardeners and professionals.  To see their offerings visit  http://www.mtcubacenter.org/education/continuing-education/

 

 

 

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