Lecture Schedule

  • Jan. 18-19, 2018 29th annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference in Connecticut view more
    Speakers:
    Stefan Bloodworth, David Buckley Borden, Yuan Fan, Laura Hansplant, Kelly Holdbrooks, Chris Landau, Phoebe Lickwar, John Magee, Heidi Natura, Gregg Tepper, Judy Venonsky, Toby Wolf
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and the Connecticut College Arboretum
    Location:
    New London, CT
    Contact:
    Connecticut College Arboretum

    Since its founding in 1990, this natural design conference–organized by LWLA’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)–has avoided trendy jargon in favor of landscape techniques that succeed in the real world. The 29th annual NDAL conference explores a core challenge of contemporary landscape design: blending plants, wildlife, and people in spaces that advance ecological function and are enjoyable to be in. While the destination is clear, the route is complex and often ill-defined or nonexistent. Learn from real world experiences of a select group of landscape architects and designers who are successfully navigating this challenge. Download the conference brochure.

  • Jan. 25, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the University of Arizona view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Sponsor(s):
    University of Arizona School of Music and School of Landscape Architecture & Planning
    Location:
    Tuscon, AZ

    Larry Weaner will present at the University of Arizona in a co-sponsored event with its School of Music and the American Culture and Ideas Initiative and its School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. Larry will discuss how music and garden design can inform one another to create more dynamic, legible, and evocative works of art.

  • Feb. 11, 2018 Living in the Liberated Landscape, a lecture by Larry Weaner for the Prince William Wildflower Society view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Prince William Wildflower Society (a chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society), Prince William Master Gardeners, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and the Merrimac Farm Master Naturalists
    Location:
    Manassas Park Community Center, Manassas, VA
    Contact:
    Prince William Wildflower Society

    Larry Weaner will be presenting his Living in the Liberated Landscape lecture to the Prince William Wildflower Society, a chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The event is co-sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and the Merrimac Farm Master Naturalists.

    In this lecture, Larry explores how a dynamic approach to gardening that takes advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate is more rewarding–and ecologically beneficial–than static compositions of traditional horticulture. Learn how Larry 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 share 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.

    Following the lecture, Larry will sign copies of his book Garden Revolution.

  • Feb. 12-13, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the NJ-ASLA annual meeting view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
    Location:
    Atlantic City, NJ
    Contact:
    New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

    Larry Weaner will present at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • March 2-3, 2018 Larry Weaner to present two lectures at the Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium view more
    Time:
    3:45 pm (March 2), 10:00 am (March 3)
    Sponsor(s):
    Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium
    Location:
    Cinemapolis Theater, Ithaca, NY
    Contact:
    Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium

    Larry Weaner will present two lectures at the 2018 Ithaca Native Landscape Symposium. The two lectures, conceived as complementary pairings, include “Designing Dynamic Native Landscapes” (day 1) and “Managing Dynamic Landscapes” (day 2). See the link above for more details about this great conference.

  • March 15, 2018 The Self-Perpetuating Landscape,a lecture by Larry Weaner at the Land Ethics Symposium view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    9:00 a.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Land Ethics Symposium
    Location:
    Doylestown, PA
    Contact:
    Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

    Nature has spent millennia perfecting plants’ abilities to reproduce and proliferate on their own, and yet we often go to great effort and expense placing every plant in our designed landscapes. How can we capitalize on plants’ reproductive abilities, and actively encourage planted as well as existing and new species to colonize our landscapes? Join Larry Weaner as he discusses principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting.” The lecture will include detailed case studies that demonstrate how practical, concrete strategies for assisted plant proliferation can be applied at diverse scales, from the most intimate garden to large multi-acre landscapes.

  • March 16, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium
    Location:
    Waynesboro, VA
    Contact:
    Waynesboro Parks and Recreation

    Larry Weaner will present at the 2018 Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • March 24, 2018 Living in the Liberated Landscape, a lecture by Larry Weaner for the Master Gardeners of St. Clair County, Michigan view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    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. In his lecture, Larry will explore how we can take advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate and in the process achieve a more dynamic and more rewarding approach to our gardens and landscapes. Learn how Larry combines design principles 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 share 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.

    For event details, visit Master Gardeners of St. Clair County

  • April 25-27, 2018 Native Wildflower Meadows on Transportation Projects, a lecture by Larry Weaner at the NYSATE conference view more
    Time:
    TBD
    Location:
    Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, NY
    Contact:
    New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE) conference

    Larry Weaner will present at the 78th annual New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE) conference in Cooperstown, New York. His presentation will explore use of native meadows for roadside and transportation projects. While the intentions to install native meadows as alternatives to turf 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, relatively low-maintenance landscapes. Larry will discuss the nuts and bolts of native meadow design, implementation, and management using case studies of meadows on the Taconic Parkway and New York Thruway, among others.

  • Oct. 18, 2018 Larry Weaner to present to the Litchfield Garden Club view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    2:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Litchfield Garden Club
    Location:
    Litchfield, CT
    Contact:
    Litchfield Garden Club

    Larry Weaner will present to the Litchfield Garden Club. Lecture details to be posted here shortly!

  • 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 here soon.