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July 2019

Know Your Bio Workshop Series

July 20 - September 21
Agricultural Farm Park Derwood, MD
$55 – $215

Registration is Open! Partnering with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension, CBLP is offering a series of three workshops in Derwood, MD, this summer, focusing on the nuances of bioretention design and management.  The instructor for this series is Darlene Robbins, a CBLP-certified landscape designer who lives and works in Montgomery County, MD. Saturday, July  20, 9 AM – 1 PM - Getting the Plants Right: Selecting Species to Survive and Thrive Saturday, August 24, 9 AM – 1 PM-   Friend…

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Managing Invasive Plants

July 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Chris’ Family Restaurant, 5635 Tilghman
Allentown, PA

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control. Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to our natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes. Ecologists now rank invasion…

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August 2019

VNLA Field Day

August 1 - August 2

Field Day Thursday August 1 Educational guest speakers Dr. Pete Schultz and Dr. Chris Ranger will share their latest research results for Ambrosia Beetle and Crepe Myrtle Bark scale. They will also share viable alternatives for non-chemical pest management. Dr. Laurie Fox will speak about native plants and the impact on our industry. Detailed information about prominent species will be discussed. Dr. Sara Via will present on climate change and agriculture. Networking Social Thursday evening August 1 Nursery and Garden Tour Friday August 2  3 CBLP CEUs…

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Plant Disease Management

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 8 @ 2:30 pm
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE

Gardening with nature requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Become your own plant health detective and learn the signs and symptoms of the most common plant diseases in our landscapes. Study disease life cycles and discuss management strategies for prevention and control, then implement them in your garden. Bring your lunch

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Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Conference

August 5 - August 31
Juniata College Huntingdon, PA
$100 – $210

The biology and ecology of invasive plants are a driving factor in their impacts on natural areas, while past disturbance, land use, soils and other factors can strongly influence the success of restoration efforts. We will explore a variety of topics relating to invasion biology and restoration: impacts of invasive plants on whole ecosystems, invasive plant management partnerships at multiple spatial scales, the news in latest biocontrol, and melding restoration with working landscapes. Additionally, we will present two rapid-fire sessions…

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Natural Design: An Intensive 2-day Workshop

August 5 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
$275 – $545

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed to achieve them. This intensive, interactive, two-day workshop will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development. Attendees will receive an extensive manual (100+ pages) that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide. Instructors:…

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Native Plants for Landscape Professionals

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA

This conference is for professionals in the landscaping industry only (landscape designers, landscape architects, growers, nurseries, landscape maintenance, property managers, builders, etc.) Agenda 10:15 - 11 am  Registration, gather 11 am - Noon  Learning the Native Plant Lingo: How to Sell your Clients on Native Plants  Brad Motter Noon - 1 pm    Lunch and poster session       Posters:  Vegetated roofs and walls                       Audubon-at-Home program 1 pm - 2 pm…

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North Creek Nurseries Field Day

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Creek Nurseries Landenburg, PA
$20 – $25

Join the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council for a field day at North Creek Nurseries! We will spend the afternoon exploring the nursery, their new production facility and a guided tour of their showcase gardens. Wine and cheese will be provided. $20 CCLC members; $25 public CBLP CEUs are available.

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Permaculture Design Course

August 25, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Pearlstone Center Reisterstown, MD

Join this full Permaculture Design Certificate Course including over 72 hours of lecture, hands-on activities, and exercises. The course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. These tools include: annual production agroforestry soils and fertility management energy…

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September 2019

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Resources Building, 30 Duke St
Prince Frederick, MD

Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a short distance along a parking lot to view landscaped plants, then along a paved path that meanders through a natural area within King Park to view wild growing plants. Suggested Audience:  Professionals within the Landscape Industry (Licensed…

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