Calendar of Events
3rd Annual NH Salt Symposium, Grappone Center, Concord, NH. This is where commercial salt applicators come to learn about winter property management. Stay up to date with snow industry technologies and best management practices and earn education credits for the NH Salt Applicator Certificate, the Snow and Ice Management's (SIMA) Certified Snow Professional Certificate, and T2 Roads Scholar Program Contact Hours. Learn more.
NHLA Twilight Meeting at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth. Join Eric Wochholtz, Curator of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum, on a tour of their gardens, during our September Twilight Meeting. You will learn how the gardens came to be, how they are interpreted, and what decisions were made when choosing the plants to fill them. Enjoy a late summer evening on the beautiful grounds of this wonderful museum, after the tourists have gone home, and then enjoy one of Portsmouth’s local treats, The Moe’s.
We’ll gather outside the Strawbery Banke Visitor’s center at 4:30 pm; the tour will begin promptly at 4:45 and go until about 6:00, at which point dinner will be served.
Getting there: GPS address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH. There is plenty of parking and the Visitor’s center is down a short brick path from the parking lot.
Please RSVP to Wickie Rowland at email@example.com. There is no fee and you are welcome to show up unannounced, but a head count is helpful in order to get enough sandwiches There will be a limited number of vegetarian subs available, but if you want to make sure to get one, please specify when you rsvp and we will put your name on it!
New Hampshire Landscape Certified Professional (NHCLP) Exam, written and plant ID portions, 1:00-5:00 pm, Millican’s Nursery in Chichester, NH. Info
Eco-tour: John Hancock Charles River Walking Path, Wellesley, MA, 10:30am - 12:30pm. Join Trevor Smith to learn about the half mile permeable walking trail that was recently constructed along the Charles River in back of the Wellesley Office Park on William Street. The project includes two boardwalk bridges and multiple vista points overlooking the water. The project is on Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) land and was funded by John Hancock Real Estate USA. The walkway was installed using Porous Pave™ a durable pervious paving material made from recycled truck tires. The mix is then spread like concrete and hardens into an extremely durable, highly permeable surface strong enough for low speed auto traffic, comfortable to walk on, and has little to no effect on the delicate hydrology of the area. Info and registration.
October 24-December 12
UMass Extension Green School. Every two years, UMass Extension offers its popular Green School, a comprehensive 12-day certificate short course for Green Industry professionals taught by UMass Extension Specialists and University of Massachusetts faculty. This year, Green School runs twice weekly from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 11 Beaver St, Milford, MA.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited! More information and registration
November 30 - December 2
New England Grows: world-class expo and dynamic lineup of learning experiences drawing 10,000 professionals from all segments of the green industry to Boston every year. www.newenglandgrows.org/