Lecture Schedule

  • September 9, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve view more
    Time:
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
    Location:
    New Hope, PA

    Natural gardens reduce maintenance needs, improve the environment, and enhance the beauty of any residential property. Through a series of case studies, Larry’s presentation–entitled “Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Woods, and Water”–details techniques for gracefully integrating native plant compositions and ecological processes into a residential setting. Projects are presented from inception to maturity, providing a behind-the-scenes look at both practical and aesthetic considerations involved in creating and maintaining natural gardens.

  • September 15, 2018 Larry Weaner to present on Finding Your Niche at the 2018 APLD International Landscape Design Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
    Location:
    Courtyard Toronto Downtown - Toronto, Canada
    Contact:
    APLD 2018 International Landscape Design Conference

    Demand for ecologically beneficial landscapes is increasing, and businesses with an ecological focus are realizing 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. At this year’s annual conference, Larry will share his experience and insights about what is needed to establish a respected, visible presence in the fields of ecological landscape design and management. Participants will 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.

  • September 17-19, 2018 Larry Weaner and Jenna Webster to speak at the 11th Annual Eastern Native Grass Symposium view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner & Jenna Webster
    Time:
    7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Location:
    Bayfront Convention Center - Erie, PA
    Contact:
    2018 Eastern Native Grass Symposium

    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. Using a series of case studies ranging in age from three to ten years, Larry will reveal how better results can be achieved when the design reflects the ecological character of naturally occurring meadows.

    Jenna’s talk will tell the story of a unique restoration and management plan for a 100-acre grassland atop a capped landfill within a historic park in the Lower Hudson Valley. This case study, analyzed in depth, offers lessons for a wide range of grassland projects, whether designed or naturally occurring.

  • October 3, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at NYS Association of Transportation Engineers view more
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    NYS Association of Transportation Engineers - Long Island Division
    Location:
    Stonebridge Country Club - Smithtown, NY

    At this Long Island, NY event, Larry will present his lecture, “Native Wildflower Meadows on Transportation Projects – Let’s Get Real”. He will discuss how interest in native meadows for roadside and transportation projects is increasing, offering low-maintenance, sustainable alternatives to turf. While the intentions may be good, inadequate planning, use of poorly adapted plants, and lack of effective management all too often result in failure. Better results can be achieved when meadow plantings reflect the ecology of naturally occurring meadows. More than one-year wonders, plantings modeled on actual meadow communities constitute long-term, easily managed landscapes. This presentation discusses the nuts and bolts of meadow design, implementation, and management using case studies of meadows on the Taconic Parkway, New York Thruway, and in comparable areas.

  • October 22, 2018 Larry Weaner to co-present at the annual ASLA meeting view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner, Darren Damone, Katharine Griffiths
    Time:
    10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Contact:
    ASLA

    Larry Weaner will co-present at the 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Larry will be joined by Darren Demone (Andropogon Associates) and Kathy Griffiths (Avalon Park and Preserve). Their session — entitled “Evidence-Based Design: from Strategic Vision to Site Management” — considers how history, research data, and landscape management practices inform project trajectory. They will examine a series of case studies in which these aspects inspired everything from the early visioning process to highly prescriptive management specifications.

  • November 3, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the Norfolk Botanical Garden view more
    Time:
    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Sponsor(s):
    Norfolk Botanical Garden
    Location:
    Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA
    Contact:
    Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Larry Weaner will present his “Living in the Liberated Landscape” lecture at Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Educational Seminar.

  • November 16, 2018 Larry Weaner to participate in an Innovation and Creativity in Landscapes event sponsored by ASLA-NY view more
    Time:
    1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    ASLA-NY
    Location:
    Center for Architecture, New York, NY
    Contact:
    4 CEUs and a Beer

    Larry Weaner will lecture and participate in a panel as part of this afternoon event exploring ways of bringing innovation and creativity to challenging sites and circumstances. A cocktail reception will follow.

  • November 28, 2018 Symposium at The New York Botanical Garden: Cultivating a New Garden Ethic view more
    Time:
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Sponsor(s):
    The New York Botanical Garden
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    Contact:
    NYBG Symposium: Cultivating a New Garden Ethic

    At this event, Larry Weaner will lecture and participate in a panel discussion. The event will explore how gardening practices can satisfy the desire to create bountiful beauty while helping to heal the larger environment.

  • Dec. 5, 2018 Larry Weaner to speak at the Philadelphia-Area Penn State Master Gardeners & Master Watershed Stewards Annual Meeting view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    7:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Philadelphia-Area Penn State Master Gardeners & Master Watershed Stewards
    Location:
    Doylestown, PA
  • Jan. 10-11, 2019 30th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Pennsylvania view more
    Speakers:
    Thomas Woltz and more TBD!
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
    Location:
    Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

    This is the 30th annual conference organized through our office’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Event details to be posted here in fall 2018!

  • January 15, 2019 Larry Weaner to Present at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Virginia Horticultural Foundation
    Location:
    Founders Inn & Spa - Virginia Beach, VA
    Contact:
    MAHSC 2019
  • Jan. 17-18, 2019 30th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Connecticut view more
    Speakers:
    Thomas Woltz and more TBD!
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and Connecticut College Arboretum
    Location:
    Connecticut College, New London, CT

    This is the 30th annual conference organized through our office’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and co-sponsored by Connecticut College Arboretum. Event details to be posted here in fall 2018!

  • Jan. 23, 2019 Larry Weaner to lecture at the Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association
    Location:
    Holthus Convention Center - York, NE
    Contact:
    2019 Nebraska GREAT PLAINS Conference
  • Feb. 16, 2019 Larry Weaner to present the keynote lecture at the Minnesota Wild Ones’ Design with Nature Conference view more
    Time:
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Sponsor(s):
    Wild Ones Minnesota
    Location:
    University of St. Thomas - St. Paul, MN
    Contact:
    Wild Ones Annual Design with Nature Conference

    Larry Weaner will present the keynote lecture at the 17th annual Minnesota Wild Ones’ Design with Nature Conference. Lecture details to be posted here soon!

  • Feb. 20, 2019 Larry Weaner to present to the Green Country Garden Club view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Green Country Garden Club
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, PA

    Larry Weaner will present to the Green Country Garden Club. Lecture details to be posted here soon.

  • March 9, 2019 Larry Weaner to present the keynote lecture 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:
    Central York Middle School - York, PA
    Contact:
    GardenWise

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

  • March 15-16, 2019 Larry Weaner to present half-day workshop at 2019 Tennessee Valley Wild Ones Conference view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Tennessee Valley Wild Ones
    Location:
    Chatanooga, TN

    Workshop details TBA!

  • March 23, 2019 Larry Weaner to present at the Loudoun County Master Gardeners Annual Symposium view more
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Loudon County Master Gardeners
    Location:
    Leesburg, VA

    Lecture details TBA!

  • March 29-30, 2019 Larry Weaner to lecture at St. Louis Partners for Native Landscaping’s 2019 Spring Workshop for Homeowners view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Partners for Native Landscaping
    Location:
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center - St. Louis, MO

    Larry will give two keynote lectures during this event. Details to be announced soon!

  • April 18, 2019 Larry Weaner to present to the Litchfield Garden Club view more
    Time:
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Litchfield Garden Club
    Location:
    Litchfield Community Center, Litchfield, CT

    Lecture details to be posted soon!

  • April 27, 2019 Larry Weaner to lecture at Colonial Williamsburg’s 73rd Garden Symposium view more
    Sponsor(s):
    The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The American Horticultural Society
    Location:
    Williamsburg, VA
    Contact:
    Colonial Williamsburg's 73rd Garden Symposium

    The theme of 2019’s symposium is “Garden Design: Trends & Traditions”, and will look at ways to enhance gardens by mixing the old with the new. Larry will present Breaking the Rules: Ecological Landscape Design and Traditional Landscape Methodology and Lawn Alternatives: Creating Successful Groundlayers

  • June 11, 2019 Larry Weaner to present to the Hardy Garden Club view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    11:00 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Hardy Garden Club
    Location:
    Reistertown, MD
    Contact:
    Hardy Garden Club

    Presentation details to be added soon! The talk will be followed by a meadow tour.