Lecture Schedule

  • November 17, 2022 Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course Session 1 – Foundations of Ecology-based Design: Science into Practice | Larry Weaner, FAPLD view more
    Time:
    1 PM - 4:30 PM EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Location:
    Virtual!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    Our opening presentation will examine the species traits, vegetative patterns, and ecological processes found in spontaneous plant communities. Each will be followed by an example of its direct incorporation into a landscape plan, planting protocol or management procedure. The plant traits described will include habitat fidelity, growth pattern, spatial and temporal niche, and proliferation strategies. The patterns and processes explored will include disturbance, succession, competition, and relative ecological stability.

    Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

    This series is VIRTUAL!

    This presentation is part of the NDAL Ecology-Based Landscape Practice Course.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (3), NOFA (3)

  • November 18, 2022 Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course Session 2 – The Open Landscape: Meadows, Old Fields, and Shrublands | Larry Weaner, FAPLD view more
    Time:
    1 PM - 4:30 PM EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Location:
    Virtual!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    Wildflower meadows and native grasslands are in high demand, but effective protocols for successfully achieving them are in short supply. Here we will delve into the nitty gritty of meadow design: site analysis, species selection, seed mix formulation, live plant inclusion, planting and management. The inclusion of shrub thickets and drifts will also be covered, including the arrangement of clonal vs. clump forming species, and the use of shrublands as ecological and visual “connective tissue” between meadow and woods.

    Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

    This series is VIRTUAL!

    This presentation is part of the NDAL Ecology-Based Landscape Practice Course.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (3), NOFA (3)

  • December 1, 2022 Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course Session 3 – The Canopied Landscape: Woodlands, Edges, and Hedgerows | Larry Weaner, FAPLD view more
    Time:
    1 PM - 4:30 PM EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Location:
    Virtual!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    An ecology-based approach to woodland design is more like guiding a vegetative process than implementing a static planting plan. Guided succession can foster the orderly transformation from an open field to a multi-tiered forest through planting, managed natural recruitment, or a combination of the two. Under existing canopy, where few herbaceous species can be established through direct seeding, we will discuss the planting of small “seed source colonies,” and management strategies to encourage their proliferation into the larger landscape. Management techniques that are unique to woodlands including selective height cutting, sunlight manipulation, and assisted seed dispersal, will also be described in detail.

    Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

    This series is VIRTUAL!

    This presentation is part of the NDAL Ecology-Based Landscape Practice Course.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (3), NOFA (3)

  • December 2, 2022 Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course Session 4 – The Artistic Overlay: Making “Wild” Legible | Larry Weaner, FAPLD view more
    Time:
    1 PM - 4:30 PM EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Location:
    Virtual!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    Ecological design need not be a bitter aesthetic pill that our clients must swallow to do the right thing. The order inherent in our wild native landscapes is widely considered beautiful. By translating that ecology-based order into the aesthetically based language of fine garden design, the results can be much more universally embraced by our clients. In addition, Larry will illustrate how highly gardenesque – and even formal – elements can gracefully interact and intermingle with wilder woodland, shrubland and meadow compositions. This approach can result in landscapes that are both ecologically productive and visually pleasing to clients with a variety of aesthetic preferences.

    Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

    This series is VIRTUAL!

    This presentation is part of the NDAL Ecology-Based Landscape Practice Course.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (3), NOFA (3)

  • December 15, 2022 Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course Session 5 – Plants of the Open Landscape: Meadows, Old Fields, and Shrublands | Ian Caton view more
    Time:
    1 PM - 4:30 PM EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Location:
    Virtual!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    In this session, native plant authority Ian Caton will examine plants of the open landscape that exemplify the ecological characteristics described by Larry Weaner in previous sessions. His presentation will span the successional period from herbaceous meadow, to mixed woody/herbaceous old field, to the ecologically important but often neglected clonal shrub thicket. He will also present a group of “workhorse” native species for the sunlit landscape that combine reliability and weed suppression with attractive aesthetic character.

    Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

    This series is VIRTUAL!

    This presentation is part of the NDAL Ecology-Based Landscape Practice Course.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (3), NOFA (3)

  • December 16, 2022 Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course Session 6 – Plants of the Canopied Landscape: Woodlands, Edges, and Hedgerows | Ian Caton view more
    Time:
    1 PM - 4:30 PM EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Location:
    Virtual!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    In this session, native plant authority Ian Caton will examine plants of the canopied landscape that exemplify the ecological characteristics described by Larry Weaner in previous sessions. His presentation will include plants found at all of the woodland’s vertical layers, from canopy to understory. He will also discuss their specific abilities to integrate with the unique colonization strategies inherent in woodland development and enhancement. Finally, Ian will present a group of “workhorse” native species for the woodland, including those that combine reliability with desirable aesthetic characteristics.

    Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

    This series is VIRTUAL!

    This presentation is part of the NDAL Ecology-Based Landscape Practice Course.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (3), NOFA (3)

  • January 5-6, 2023 34th Annual Design Symposium | Landscape, Ecology, and Culture | Pennsylvania view more
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut College
    Location:
    Wayne, PA
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    Founded in 1990, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. The symposium series deliberately pushes the envelope, offering in-depth explorations of overlooked and forward-looking topics not presented elsewhere and providing practical, concrete information in lieu of trendy jargon. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!.

    CEUs available | 12 CEU hours | (APLD, ASLA/LACES, ISA, NOFA, SER)

    Stay tuned for details!

  • January 12-13, 2023 34th Annual Design Symposium | Landscape, Ecology, and Culture | VIRTUAL ONLY view more
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut College
    Location:
    VIRTUAL!
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    Founded in 1990, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. The symposium series deliberately pushes the envelope, offering in-depth explorations of overlooked and forward-looking topics not presented elsewhere and providing practical, concrete information in lieu of trendy jargon. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!.

    CEUs available | 12 CEU hours | (APLD, ASLA/LACES, ISA, NOFA, SER)

    Stay tuned for details!

  • January 12-13, 2023 34th Annual Design Symposium | Landscape, Ecology, and Culture | Connecticut view more
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut College
    Location:
    New London, CT
    Contact:
    REGISTER HERE

    Founded in 1990, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. The symposium series deliberately pushes the envelope, offering in-depth explorations of overlooked and forward-looking topics not presented elsewhere and providing practical, concrete information in lieu of trendy jargon. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!.

    CEUs available | 12 CEU hours | (APLD, ASLA/LACES, ISA, NOFA, SER)

    Stay tuned for details!

  • February 22, 2023 Larry Weaner to be Featured Speaker at WVNLA 2023 Winter Symposium view more
    Location:
    Embassy Suites - Charleston, WV
    Contact:
    West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association

    Symposium details to be announced soon!