Ecological Landscapers Association conference

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  1. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    March 6, 7, 8 in Springfield Mass
    If you can you make it, and I urge you too, you can listen to one of the most knowledgeable on the subject of terra preta, Charles Mann, We are sponsoring his key note speech March 6 at the ELA show in Springfield Mass

    We also put together a jazz hour and open Bar, come have a drink on us

    John Todd will also be there, fascinating guy and inspirational speaker

    Learn sustainable practices in your industry from some of the most knowledgeable and practiced around.

    http://www.ecolandscaping.org/
     
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Wish I could make it Bill. Last year's conference was great!
     
  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Did you get to hear Paul Stamets speak last year, Stunning is a complete understatement

    Come on Barry I'll buy you a beer
     
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes, Paul is an inspiration. It's rare to listen to some one with that much knowledge and wisdom who is also a great communicator.

    We'll get together somewhere else for that beer.:drinkup:
     
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Speakers

    Perma-Culture:
    David Jacke

    Dave Jacke has been a student of ecology and design since the 1970s. He is the primary author of Edible Forest Gardens and has run his own ecological design firm - Dynamics Ecological Design - since 1984. Dave is an engaging and passionate teacher of ecological design and permaculture, and a meticulous designer. He has consulted on, designed, built, and planted landscapes, homes, farms, and communities in the many parts of the United States, as well as overseas, but mainly in the Northeast. A cofounder of Land Trust at Gap Mountain in Jaffrey, NH, he homesteaded there for a number of years. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Simon's Rock College (1980) and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984).
     
  6. ICT Bill

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    Speaker Bio

    Jack Ahern, Ph.D,FASLA, Professor
    Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Professor Ahern holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design (Massachusetts 1974 ) a Masters in Landscape Architecture (Pennsylvania 1980) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Wageningen University, Netherlands 2002). He has been on the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at Massachusetts since 1986, serving as professor and Department Head. He is a registered landscape architect (MA), Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (1996) and a Fulbright Award recipient for teaching and research in Portugal (1997) working on applied landscape ecology and greenways. His books include: Measuring Landscapes: A Planner’s Handbook (Island Press, 2006) (Co-author), Biodiversity Planning and Design: Sustainable Practices (Island Press, 2006) (Lead co-author), Greenways as Strategic Landscape Planning: Theory and Application (2002); A Guide to the Landscape Architecture of Boston (1999); and Greenways: the Beginning of an International Movement (1995) (co-author with Julius Fabos). From 1998 to 2000 he served as national chair of the U.S. Division of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE). His research and writings focus on the integration and application of landscape ecology in landscape planning and design, with an emphasis on greenways, green infrastructure and landscape urbanism at multiple scales.
     
  7. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Speaker Bio

    Paul Tukey founder of People, Places & Plants Magazine and safelawns.org
    America's reigning Gardening Communicator of the Year, Paul Tukey is the founder of SafeLawns.org, an international coalition of for-profit and non-profit organizations promoting environmentally friendly lawn care and resource conservation. Paul is well known to millions of Americans through his popular gardening program People, Places & Plants on HGTV and through his magazine of the same name. He brings many years of experience in both journalism and gardening to the SafeLawns.org campaign.
     
  8. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just curious it seems to be a small association right now how limited is it to the northeast? Do you know of any similar associations aroudn the country. We are making a pusht o be on the forefront of these changes in our industry and would like to find an association close to home. Maybe we could even start one? Any help? Im in Wisconsin
     

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