Calendar of Events


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The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs
January 31 through August 31, 2014

Smith College Museum of Art, Elm Street Northampton, MA 01063
(413)585-2760 • Admission $5.00


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Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn, ASLA


Mount Auburn Cemetery Tour

Wednesday, May 21  

Mount Auburn Cemetery Tour Wednesday, May 21 Explore the native trees that thrive in Mount Auburn Cemetery’s beautiful 175 acre grounds, 10 am-12 pm. See specimens that include evergreen, understory and canopy trees, including many beautiful spring-blooming species.


pdf Exploring the Trees at Mount Auburn



The Rose Kennedy Greenway: Organic Practices, Beautiful Results

Tuesday, June 3, 1:00-3:00 pm (Rain Date June 4), Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA.

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenway. Learn how design and management work together to make the parks a better environment for plants and people alike, and to make Boston a more livable city.


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Professional Practice Networks

PPN Online Learning is a series of webinars hosted by ASLA's Professional Practice Networks (PPNs). The presentations provide practicing landscape architects with information on new and evolving practices, new products and more.

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Permeable Paver University of New Hampshire (UNH) Stormwater Symposium – Research to Reality.

Tuesday May 20, 2014 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Attendees can receive four continuing education credits from UNH.  Free.


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Alewife Reservation Constructed Wetland

May 5, 2014 6:00pm to 8:00pm Cambridge, MA.

The Alewife Reservation wetland system was designed for stormwater separation and to meet the ecological and recreational objectives for the Alewife Brook. The design and function of the stormwater wetland includes many key features including habitat creation, a trail system, and much more to be highlighted on this tour.


pdf Alewife Reservation Constructed Wetland

The Mulch Matters: Tips for Building Healthy Soil and Beautiful Gardens

May 6, 2014 6:00pm to 8:00pm Holliston, MA.

Join tour guide, Rolf Briggs as he shares important lessons about how different mulches affect soil organic matter, microbial activity, nutrient availability, and ultimately plant growth. And tour the beautiful demonstration gardens that are proving the worth of the mulch.


pdf The Mulch Matters

Bartholomew's Cobble Restoration: The Future is Bright

May 13, 2014 10:00am to 12:00pm Ashley Falls, MA.

Join tour guides Julie Richburg and Bridghe McCracken to learn the design and conservation considerations for the 10 acre floodplain forest restoration at Bartholomew's Cobble, a Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) property. The restoration included improvements to an additional 75 acres of state-listed priority habitat and elimination of non-native invasive plants as well as planting of more than 1,800 trees.


pdfBartholowmew's Cobble - The Future is Bright


New Hampshire Planner's Association Conference
GSLA will be joining the New Hampshire Planner's Association this year for their 2014 Annual Conference. The two-day conference, “The Art of Placemaking,” will be held June 5 and 6 on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham. This year's conference will explore a diverse range of topics including complete streets, mill redevelopment, landscape architecture, the state's booming microbrewery industry, the challenges of permitting new development in historic districts, the rise of the citizen planner, and the association of walkable communities to social capital, among others. Participants will learn how the state's changing demographics are influencing its housing market and also pick up strategies to help avoid heartracing moments during public meetings.

GSLA's session will focus on Integrating Professional Landscape Architects into Planning Projects and our panelists will include Susanne Smith Meyer, GSLA President, John Sullivan, Principal of JSLA LLC, George Pellettieri, President at Pellettieri Associates Inc. and Jennifer DiNovo, Principal at Design Works Landscape Architecture & Construction. The session will focus on a few specific ways that landscape architecture can support professional planners, including environmental, aesthetic, and fiscal areas.




Native Plants Gardens for Beauty and Bounty

June 26, 2014 10:00am to 12:30pm Amesbury, MA.

Featuring native plants, natural garden design brings a taste of the wilderness to urban, suburban, and commercial settings by providing beauty for humans and bounty that attracts a variety of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. And once established, native plant gardens require fewer inputs (fertilizer or water) which benefit the environment while saving on maintenance costs. Join Nanette Masi for this behind the scenes tour demonstrating the natural beauty of three of her designed gardens.


pdf Native Plant Gardens for Beauty and Bounty