Ecological Landscaping Association 18th Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace

March 7-8, 2012
Springfield, MA

Complete your ecological education circle at ELA’s 18th Annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Coming Full Circle: Origins and Destinations, taking place March 7 and 8, 2012 in Springfield, MA.

Delve into new ideas, methods, and products for stormwater control and restoration. Re-examine maintenance, vegetation management, and design strategies. The largest and longest running ecological landscape education and networking event in New England challenges the beginner, the seasoned expert, and everyone in between.

Wednesday’s Keynote luncheon features international invasive plant authority, Mike Clough from the United Kingdom. Clough specializes in the latest strategies for dealing with Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plant species. Evening activities include a trip to the Smith College Spring Bulb Show and ELA’s 20th birthday celebration!

Thursday’s concurrent Eco-Marketplace showcases the latest in ecological services, products, and technologies. The Jazz Social Hour begins when the Marketplace closes and presents a great opportunity for you to connect informally with colleagues, speakers, and exhibitors.

Conclude your Conference experience with dinner and Keynote presentation by well-known author and designer, Ben Falk. Falk specializes in land production and restoration methods aimed at increasing resiliency in the face of peak oil and climate change. His presentation will focus on Strategies at the Intersection of Edible Landscaping and Homesteading.

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