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Monday, April 24, 2023 | 12:30 – 3:45 pm CDT


Choosing the right native plants to avoid planting failures

Combining native plants that “play well together”

Embracing wetland indicator status for success

Planting “pollinator partners” for full ecological outcomes

Understanding the realities of native landscape maintenance

Incorporating “Cues to Care” in native landscapes


Webinar Instructions
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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3.0 PDHs 

3.0 HSW CE Hours 

3.0 LU | HSWs

Landscape Architects 
3.0 HSW CE Hours 

3.0 HSW PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in most 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 2.0 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 3.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 


On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

3.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 

3.0 HSW PDHs (LA CES) 


Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman is the Founder of EcoBeneficial LLC. She 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 submitted and is currently pending. 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: The Successful Native Landscape: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course instructs design professionals on the successful design and implementation of native landscapes by identifying common mistakes and the strategies used to avoid them. The course will discuss native plant selection, combining native plants, planting pollinators, maintenance requirements, and the incorporation of “cues to care.”

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to choose the appropriate native plants to avoid planting failures and combine native plants that work well together.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to reference wetland indicator status for success and plant “pollinator partners” for full ecological outcomes.

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to discuss the challenges and responsibilities of native landscape maintenance.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to incorporate “cues to care” in native landscapes as a method of caring for and maintaining the plants and overall landscape.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                                LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site and landscape design.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 2/16/2026

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.