Lecture Schedule

  • April 21, 2018 Penn Marchael to present at the Grace Farms Earth Day event view more
    Time:
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Grace Farms
    Location:
    Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT
    Contact:
    Grace Farms

    LWLA Project Manager Penn Marchael will present on “Managing Meadows” as part of an all-day Earth Day event at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT.

  • April 25, 2018 Native Wildflower Meadows on Transportation Projects, a lecture by Larry Weaner at the NYSATE conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New York State Association of Transportation Engineers
    Location:
    Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY
    Contact:
    NYS Association of Transportation Engineers

    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.

    For event details, visit NYS Association of Transportation Engineers

  • May 6, 2018 Larry Weaner to Speak at Village of Lloyd Harbor view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    Village of Lloyd Harbor
    Location:
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Conference Center

    Larry Weaner will present at a special Sunday afternoon event, organized by the Village of Lloyd Harbor. 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.

  • June 6-9, 2018 Larry Weaner to present at the annual “Native Plants in the Landscape” conference at Millersville University view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:

    Concurrent Session - June 7, 2018, 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

    General Session - June 8, 2018, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Sponsor(s):
    Native Plants in the Landscape Conference
    Location:
    Millersville University, Millersville, PA
    Contact:
    Millersville Native Plants Conference

    Larry Weaner will present at the annual “Native Plants in the Landscape” conference at Millersville University, and discuss principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting.” His lectures 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.

  • July 12, 2018 Larry to present at Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association’s Annual Field Day view more
    Sponsor(s):
    VA Nursery & Landscape Association
    Location:
    Bennett's Creek Nursery, Ashland, VA
    Contact:
    VA Nursery & Landscape Association Field Day

    Larry Weaner will present a lecture at the 2018 Annual Field Day with the VA Nursery & Landscape Association. The lecture will be on the topic entitled “Growing, Planting and Maintaining Native Plants: Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity.” See the contact link above for more details about this conference.

  • September 15, 2018 Larry Weaner to speak at 2018 APLD International Landscape Design Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    9:00 a.m. - 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 Eastern Native Grass Symposium view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner & Jenna Webster
    Time:
    TBD
    Location:
    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. 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.

  • October 23, 2018 Larry Weaner to speak at the Natural Areas Conference view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner
    Time:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Natural Areas Association
    Location:
    Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University
    Contact:
    Natural Areas Association Annual Conference

    Presentation details to be added soon!

  • November 3, 2018 Larry Weaner to speak at Norfolk Botanical Garden Educational Seminar view more
    Sponsor(s):
    Norfolk Botanical Garden
    Location:
    Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA
    Contact:
    Norfolk Botanical Garden Educational Seminar

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

  • December 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:
    TBD
    Sponsor(s):
    Philadelphia-Area Penn State Master Gardeners & Master Watershed Stewards
    Location:
    Doylestown, PA

    Event details to be posted soon!

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

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

  • 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.