Calendar of Events

Heather Holm

Evenings with Experts

Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses

Heather Holm, Author, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide

When:

  • September 23 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online Webinar (By Zoom)

CEUs Available: APLD (1.5 credits); LA CES (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

Free and open to all.

Native bees are the most important pollinators for our flowering plants, but are under threat from human activity. Heather Holm will teach us about the lives of common bee genera, and the vital relationships that they have with native plants— a powerful reminder that the salvation of one is inextricably linked to the proper stewardship of the other.

Kathy Connolly headshot.

Workshop

Grow a Meadow, Large or Small

Kathy Connolly , Speaking of Landscapes

When:

  • October 14 | 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • October 15 | 4:00 - 7:00pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Meeting)

CEUs Available: APLD (2.75 credits)

Member $78/ Non-member $88/ Workshop Sponsor $150

Native meadows are ecologically vibrant—providing food and habitat to pollinators and other wildlife, stabilizing soil, and sequestering carbon in deep, complex root systems. Creating a meadow is very different from caring for a traditional perennial bed, and understanding how to steward a meadow is critical to success. Join us for this deep dive into meadow-making, including site preparation techniques, plant selection, and long-term maintenance. This is an intensive program offered in two parts, over consecutive days.

Dan Jaffe.

Evenings with Experts

Designing with Plant Communities

Dan Jaffe, Horticulturist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

When:

  • October 21 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online Webinar (By Zoom)

CEUs Available: APLD (1.5 credits); LA CES (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

Free and open to all.

All too often, during the design process, we think of plants on an individual or species basis, not considering the intricate ways that plants in the landscape interact with one another. Learn how to create planting plans based on systems more than individuals, with a focus on resilient plant communities appropriate to site conditions, and resulting in landscapes that are ecologically vibrant.