Lecture Schedule

  • Aug. 25, 2018 Jenna Webster to present at the 27th annual Irvine Native Plant Seminar view more
    Speakers:
    Jenna Webster
    Time:
    11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Irvine Nature Center
    Location:
    Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD
    Contact:
    Irvine Nature Center

    Jenna Webster will present her lecture “A Wild Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, Waste, and Renewal.”

    How do you turn around a weed-infested landscape when many of the necessary restoration steps conflict with imperiled wildlife using that landscape? Learn how a unique restoration plan for a 100-acre grassland atop a capped landfill negotiated this challenge, synthesizing crowd-sourced data, published research, and a vision steeped in the site’s complex, intriguing history. Practical lessons offered by this project for home gardens and other designed landscapes will also be discussed.

    For the seminar brochure, click here.

  • Sept. 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.

  • Sept. 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.

  • Sept. 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.

  • Oct. 17, 2018 Larry Weaner to present to the Greenwich Garden Club view more
    Time:
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Greenwich Garden Club
    Location:
    Greenwich, CT

    Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • Oct. 22, 2018 Larry Weaner to co-present at the annual ASLA meeting view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner, Darren Demone, Kathy Griffits
    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.

  • Nov. 3, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the Norfolk Botanical Garden view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Norfolk Botanical Garden
    Location:
    Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA
    Contact:
    Norfolk Botanical Garden Educational Seminar

    Larry Weaner will present his “Living in the Liberated Landscape” lecture at Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Educational Seminar. See the contact link above for more details about this seminar.

  • Nov. 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

    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.

  • 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

    Event details to be posted soon!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Feb. 16, 2019 Larry Weaner to present the keynote lecture at the Minnesota Wild Ones’ Design with Nature Conference view more
    Time:
    10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Wild Ones
    Location:
    Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

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

    Larry Weaner will present at the Loudon County Master Gardeners Annual Symposium

  • 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!

  • 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 presentation will be followed by a meadow tour.