CCLA NEWS !!!
We’re thrilled to have board member Jane Ellis as this month’s featured speaker. Jane attended Stockbridge for floriculture and enjoyed working in the greenhouse with flowering and ornamental plants. She eventually transferred to landscape architecture learning design and working in the studio. Jane is the Horticultural Manager at Joyce Landscape where she manages the seasonal color accounts and has the opportunity to put all her skills into use.
The Seasons of Design
One of Jane’s favorite time of year is the winter holiday season when she gets to use artistic freedom and talent to transform her client’s homes to a winter wonderland. She enjoys working with live plants, colors, and containers. Mixing colors and textures is a big part of Jane’s job. She likes using white pines, amaryllis, holly, and many other plants to put together special displays that change from year to year.
Join us as Jane demonstrates how to create beautiful seasonal and holiday outdoor décor. Jane will be using materials from local nurseries and will walk you through how to the process to create custom pieces for your clientele. Jane and her crew will be working with window boxes and containers. There will also be a slide show. This should be a fun and informative class – don’t miss it!
We’ll be providing appetizers, so please let us know you’ll be there by clicking here!
When: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: SiteOne Landscape Supply | 58 Echo Road Mashpee, MA
Join us for our 7th Annual Chili Cookoff & Customer Celebration at our Mashpee branch! Not only will you be able to enjoy the best chili around, but there will be BBQ and wood-fired pizza for all. Vendor reps will be at the branch answering questions, displaying product and giving away prizes. Don’t miss out on some great day-of-event sales as well! All donations & raffle proceeds will go to A Baby Center, the diaper bank of Cape Cod & the Islands.
Earn a Certificate in Small Business Management.
Invest in your future! Learn how to take the next step – whether it’s starting or acquiring a new business or improving your existing business…
When: Nov 5, 19, 26 – Dec 10, 17 – Jan 7,14
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis
* Light dinner and beverages will be offered
This 7 part interactive workshop led by experienced business people and tradespersons will explore: read more…
- Irrigation Installation Training on November 5th
- Irrigation Contractor Training and CIC Exam on November 13th and 14th
UMass Extension’s Green School is our bi-annual certificate course, scheduled for this fall in Milford, MA. Green School meets twice per week starting October 29 and runs through December 13, 2018. Three educational tracks are offered: Landscape Management, Turf Management, and Arboriculture. Green School will not be offered again until fall 2020.
For eligible employers, the Green School registration fee may be partially reimbursed through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Grant Program. Employers need to submit an online application to the Express Grant program at least 6 weeks in advance of UMass Green School’s starting date. To find out if you qualify and to apply for benefits, go to workforcetrainingfund.org/programs/express-program
For complete information about Green School, including the schedule, curriculum, and registration information, go to ag.umass.edu/landscape/education/umass-extensions-green-school
Cape Cod Landscape Association, Inc. is a non-profit trade association serving the needs of individuals and businesses working in and involved with the Green Industry on Cape Cod and in southeastern Massachusetts. Founded over 25 years ago, the CCLA has over 200 members.
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