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June 2019

Webinar: Urban Hydrology and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) has positioned itself as a solution for many issues facing urban environments, not just stormwater.  Because of this, there is a lot of hype around the US among municipalities, engineers, and urban planners to name a few.  This presentation will go over the basics of urban hydrology, the history of how we got here, and modern issues that GSI can address.  We will review GSI solutions and lessons learned. Panelist: Scott Jeffers, PE, PhD 1 CBLP…

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July 2019

Green Industry Field Day

July 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
American University Washington, DC

We will be on the Quad at American University on July 18, 2019 offering four different sessions, and up to 20 classes to choose from, fantastic food (breakfast and lunch) and drinks.  Parking is included.  The Trade Show will have new and interesting equipment and demonstrations too. Come for the excellent classes being offered and stay for the fantastic brisket (other choices available for non red meat eaters)! CBLP CEUs are available.

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Woody Plant Conference

July 19
swarthmore college Swarthmore, PA
$119 – $149

Mark your calendars for the 22st annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic states and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners. Featured speakers include: David Rubin, Principal, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, will discuss collaborative, human-centered landscapes that create positive change. He will focus on landscape architecture and urban design that emphasize socially-purposeful design strategies. Nina Bassuk,…

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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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