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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Day 1 – Monday, April 3, 2023 | 12:30 – 3:45 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min. break)
Day 2 – Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 12:30 – 3:45 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min. break)

Presented by:
Kim Eierman

Day One:
Best Practices for Successful Native Plant Selection
Ecoregions, ecotypes and plant selection
Natives that need pollination partners
Getting clear on straight species and nativars

Lawn Replacement Strategies and Alternatives
Functional and ecological benefits of native groundcovers
The meadowscape alternative
Installation and maintenance considerations

Day Two:
Ecological Design Principles for Pollinators
Survey of pollinators and pollination syndromes
Achieving continuous sequence of bloom, floral diversity and floral sufficiency
Beyond flowers – designing and maintaining pollinator habitat

Planting for Climate Change
Creating resilient landscapes to survive extreme and erratic weather events
Providing ecological resources in the face of changing phenology
Planting strategies to increase ecosystem services and reduce species loss


Webinar Instructions
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)**

6.0 HSW PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information 
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i) (2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

*Live course approval. Pre-approval for on-demand format may be available upon request.
**Live course approval. Not approved for on-demand format.


Kim Eierman

Founder of EcoBeneficial LLC

Ms. Eierman is an environmental horticulturist and ecological landscape designer specializing in native plants. Based in New York, Ms. Eierman teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center, School and several other institutions. She is an active speaker nationwide on many ecological landscape topics. Ms. Eierman also provides horticultural consulting and landscape design services to landscape architects and designers, homeowners, municipalities, and commercial clients. In addition to being a certified horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, she is an accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a steering committee member of The Native Plant Center, and a member of The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Garden Communicators International. Ms. Eierman is the author of the book, The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Diving Deep into Dynamic Ecological Landscaping with Native Plants

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course instructs design professionals on best practices for successful native plant selection, provides lawn replacement strategies and alternatives, explains ecological design principles for pollinators, and discusses how design professionals can plant to resist climate change.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to adopt best practices for native plant selection, such as considering ecoregions and ecotypes, identifying natives that need pollination partners, and understanding what defines a straight species and nativar.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize native groundcovers and/or meadowscapes as lawn replacement strategies and experience the functional and ecological benefits.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss strategies aimed at achieving continuous sequence of bloom, floral diversity and floral sufficiency, as well as the design and maintenance of pollinator habitat.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to create resilient landscapes to survive extreme and erratic weather events, provide ecological resources in the face of changing phenology and adopt planting strategies to fortify ecosystems.

LUs: 6.0                                                                   Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and landscape design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/16/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.