Event Schedule

  • July 21, 2017 Larry Weaner to Speak at the 34th Annual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    4:30 pm
    Sponsor(s):
    Cullowhee Native Plant Conference and Western Carolina University
    Location:
    Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
    Contact:
    Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

    Larry will be speaking at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference on July 20th in the afternoon at 4:30 pm at Western Carolina University. He will be offering, Living in the Liberated Landscape. Please check Cullowhee’s website for more information and to register, here.

  • Aug. 26, 2017 The Liberated Landscape, a lecture by Larry Weaner at the Irvine Native Plant Seminar view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    9:00 am
    Sponsor(s):
    Irvine Native Plant Seminar
    Location:
    Owings Mills, MD
    Contact:
    Irvine Nature Center

    All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic–and arguably more rewarding–than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how designer Larry Weaner combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will show how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

  • Oct. 3, 2017 Living in the Wild: My House, a lecture by Larry Weaner for the Westhampton Garden Club view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    1:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Westhampton Garden Club
    Location:
    Westhampton Beach, N.Y.
    Contact:
    Westhampton Garden Club

    Experiencing wild nature needn’t be limited to the remotest regions of the world. It can occur in even the smallest backyard garden. Learn how noted landscape designer Larry Weaner interacts with and responds to ecological processes to create an ever-evolving wild yet still ornamental garden in his small property outside Philadelphia. Learn how this brains-over-brawn approach goes beyond simple editing of what occurs naturally and incorporates natural processes and plants’ reproductive abilities to achieve common aesthetic and functional goals. And perhaps most importantly, discover how loosening the reins can bring a newfound mystery and discovery to even the smallest garden.

  • Oct. 7, 2017 The Liberated Landscape, a lecture by Larry Weaner at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, N.J. view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    1:00 pm
    Sponsor(s):
    Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
    Location:
    Morristown, N.J.
    Contact:
    Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

    All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic–and arguably more rewarding–than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how designer Larry Weaner combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will show how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

  • Oct. 17, 2017 Finding Your Niche: Establishing an Ecological Focus for Your Firm, a keynote lecture by Larry Weaner at the inaugural “Impact” conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    8:45-10:00 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Illinois Landscape Contractors Association in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden
    Location:
    Alsdorf Auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
    Contact:
    Impact Conference

    Larry Weaner will provide the keynote lecture at the inaugural conference “Impact: Building Sustainable Landscapes,” held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. His lecture, Finding Your Niche: Establishing an Ecological Focus for Your Firm, will explore how businesses with an ecological focus realize an expanded client base and an invigorated creative atmosphere. Offering an ecological approach, however, requires knowledge and skills rarely taught in horticulture and design programs. His presentation guides landscape architects, designers, contractors, and others through what’s needed to establish a respected, visible presence in the fields of ecological landscape design and management. Participants gain a new understanding of local plant communities, learn about design projects modeled on regional ecosystems, acquire practical design, restoration, and management techniques, and discover new ways grow their skills and businesses.

  • Oct. 22, 2017 Jenna Webster to co-present at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Jenna Webster & Ed Theurkauf
    Time:
    3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association
    Location:
    Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA
    Contact:
    Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association Annual Conference

    Jenna Webster will co-present a lecture entitled “A New Approach to Local Regulation of Timber Harvesting in Critical Ecological Areas” with planner Ed Theurkauf of Theurkauf Design and Planning at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. Their session will explore how Pennsylvania’s municipalities can protect forestlands and integrate science-based best practices into regulations while still honoring timber harvesting as a state-protected industry. Learn how one municipality with ecologically-significant forest developed an innovative ordinance to protect its unique habitats while still allowing for and promoting sustainable forestry practices. Their session will overview timber industry protections, lessons from forest ecology, and how science-based site evaluation, harvest planning, and post-harvest management can form the basis for a possible new local regulatory standard.

  • Nov. 2, 2017 Native Wildflower Meadows: Let’s Get Real, an all day meadow workshop with Larry Weaner view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Sponsor(s):
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Contact:
    Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

    Demand for native meadows, particularly as alternatives to lawn, is increasing and yet few types of landscape plantings are more misunderstood than native meadows, with failures often resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants. Better results can be achieved when the design reflects the ecological character of naturally occurring meadows. More than one-year wonders, meadow plantings modeled on actual meadow communities provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of birds and butterflies, and provide color and texture throughout the year. This presentation discusses meadow design, implementation and management strategies using a series of case studies ranging in age from three to ten years.

  • Jan. 11-12, 2018 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Pennsylvania view more
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape and the Morris Arboretum of the Univ. of Pennsylvnia
    Location:
    Blue Bell, PA
    Contact:
    info@ndal.org

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by our educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. Speakers represent a wide range of fields and often provide information rarely found in traditional landscape programs. The varied experiences of our conference attendees, many of whom attend year after year, enhance our program and offer excellent opportunities for professional interaction. Check back here in late summer for a preliminary listing of speakers and topics!

  • Jan. 14, 2018 Larry Weaner to present to the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club
    Location:
    TBD
    Contact:
    Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club

    Larry will present to the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and Random Garden Club. He will present on meadows and natural areas.

  • Jan. 18-19, 2018 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Connecticut view more
    Speakers:
    TBD
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape and the Connecticut College Arboretum
    Location:
    New London, CT
    Contact:
    info@ndal.org

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by our educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. Speakers represent a wide range of fields and often provide information rarely found in traditional landscape programs. The varied experiences of our conference attendees, many of whom attend year after year, enhance our program and offer excellent opportunities for professional interaction. Check back here in late summer for a preliminary listing of speakers and topics!

  • March 24, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the annual Spring Symposium organized by the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County, Michigan view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Master Gardeners of St. Clair County
    Location:
    Landmark Academy, Kimball Township, MI
    Contact:
    Master Gardeners of St. Clair County

    Larry Weaner will be presenting at the annual Spring Symposium organized by the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County, Michigan. Watch for details here and from the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County

  • March 9, 2019 Larry Weaner to present at the annual GardenWise Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    York County Master Gardeners and Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program
    Location:
    York, PA
    Contact:
    GardenWise

    Larry will present at the annual GardenWise conference. Lecture details to be posted soon.