Lecture Schedule

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

    Larry Weaner will present two lectures at the VA Nursery & Landscape Association’s 2018 Field Day. Lectures will be”Growing, Planting and Maintaining Native Plants: Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity” and “Finding Your Niche: Establish and Ecological Focus for your Firm”. Follow the link above for more details about this conference.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.