All in person workshops around the state have been postponed until the further notice. Please look for our virtual workshops and webinars starting in April.  

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Green Industry in the Woods & Weeds:

Expanding your Business with Woodland Health Services to New and Existing Clients

Wednesday September 23, 2020 – Noon to 1 pm

Speakers: Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Joe Lehnen, Virginia Department of Forestry

Do you have clients with some woods OR maybe clients with expansive yards that they might like to convert to wildlife habitat? 

The Woods in Your Backyard Partnership (Univ. of Maryland, Penn State, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, VDOF and VCE) has developed a handbook for green industry professionals to learn how to create, enhance and maintain natural areas. Included are project planning, the mechanics of the work, project options and tools to help sell the service. 

This is a continuously growing market segment best met by professionals already working on large lot properties. Many of these landowners are interested in doing the right thing to improve the health of their woods and improving habitat for wildlife.

Thank you to Virginia Cooperative Extension for hosting these webinars