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January 2019

New Directions in the American Landscape

January 10 - January 11
Montgomery Community College Blue Bell, PA
$195 – $370

The agenda is now available online. Early registration ends December 14. Speakers include: Chad Adams | Ground Plan Studio Thomas Baker | Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects Charles Birnbaum | The Cultural Landscape Foundation Kofi Boone | North Carolina State University Alexa Bosse | Hinge Collective William Cullina | Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Rick Darke | Rick Darke LLC Milton Fearn | North Carolina State University Tama Matsuoka Wong | Meadows and More Teri Rueb | University of Colorado Boulder John Swallow | Pine and Swallow Environmental Larry Weaner | Larry Weaner…

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Hands On CEU Opportunity

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Faith Community Baptist Church Richmond, VA

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has an upcoming volunteer opportunity to help build a garden in the Food Justice Corridor in RVA's East End. If you are interested in attending or sharing the event, we would love your help! We will construct 6 raised beds and 1 African keyhole garden at Faith Community Baptist Church. The completed project will merge reducing stormwater runoff with urban agriculture, by directing stormwater from the rooftop of the church to the garden. Saturday,…

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Mid Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

January 15 - January 19
The Founder’s Inn Virginia Beach, VA

Course information and registration is now available on the MAHSC website.  There are many great topics related to sustainable practice.  Highlights include: Larry Weaner is the keynote speaker Cheryl Corson will teach a one-day workshop on using the CBLP manual to write a maintenance plan (Thursday) Shereen Hughes and Tim Stromberg will give an update on CBLP Several certified CBLPs and our partners will be presenting Happy hour for certified CBLPs Up to 28 CBLP CEUs will be available!

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February 2019

Native Plant Sourcing Workshop: Building Your Own Toolbox for Better Projects

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pip Moyer Recreation Center Annapolis, MD
$65 – $75

Registration has closed because the workshop is full.  Email katie@cblpro.org to be added to the waiting list. Join us for this workshop, designed specifically for certified CBLPs (and open to all). Participants will gain understanding and assemble tools to source native plant species for landscape projects. Speakers, Amy Highland, Mt. Cuba, Britt Slattery, Maryland DNR, and Leslie Hunter Cario, Chesapeake Horticultural Services, will: Revisit the USFWS Chesapeake Native Plant Guide Discuss How to Source Truly Native Plants Review Online Resources…

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VSLD Winter Meeting: Stormwater Management- Calculations & Aesthetics

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA

What do you do with too much water, too quickly?  How much water is your site getting?  How do you manage all that water with grace and beauty? Rain Gardens and other small-scale stormwater best management practices (BMPs) pose two major challenges in their design:  knowing how much water the site must handle, and managing that water while still looking attractive. The Virginia Society of Landscape Designers invites designers and other green industry professionals to participate in a day of…

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Webinar: The Salt Dilemma: Growing Better Urban Trees in Northern Climates

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Can urban trees and city winter weather protocols peacefully co-exist? Join us for a discussion of the latest research findings related to successfully growing trees under these conditions. Dr. Andrew Millward will walk us through his investigation of the surprising decline and mortality of trees planted using soil cells in a recent urban revitalization project in Toronto. While the research led to salt, there were a number of other factors. The project opened a discussion about changes to the way…

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Forest Riparian Buffer Workshop

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lock Haven University Lock Haven, PA

Topics for the workshop will include:  Stream ecology  Selling buffers with wildlife and pollinators  Precision Conservation and buffer program options  Stroud Center research on buffer methods Register through the link below, or by calling Adrienne Gemberling at 570-372-4762. RSVP deadline: February 1st. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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Shade Tree Symposium

February 11 - February 12
$35 – $360

Early registration ends January 31. CBLP CEUs will be available.

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Lewis Ginter Winter Symposium & CVNLA Short Course

February 13 - February 15
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond, VA
$55 – $180

Remember how you felt the first time you encountered that beautiful plant that now is your always recommended favorite? What plants, when displayed together, make your heart beat faster and always stun you with their four seasons of unrivaled beauty? Where do you turn for that purposeful palette of form, texture, color, and function—plants that also provide a full range of ecological benefits in a restorative landscape? On Wednesday and Thursday of this annual symposium, explore with green industry colleagues…

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CBLP Update

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

NEW DATE!!  Rescheduled due to weather. Join us in Arlington, VA for an update for CBLP professionals, and earn some CEUs.  This one-day workshop will include: Lecture by Carol Heiser on using native plants to provide wildlife habitat Update from the Chesapeake Stormwater Network on BMP verification in the Bay region An opportunity for CBLPs certified in 2017 to complete their BMP inspection and verification training (added to Level 1 in 2018) Lunch and networking time CBLP news and updates…

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