Lecture Schedule

  • August 8, 2022 In the Field: Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO | Mike Saxton, Larry Weaner & Scott Woodbury (Professional) view more
    9 AM - 4:30 PM CST
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Gray Summit, MO

    Shaw Nature Reserve sits on the ecologically rich dividing line between the rolling prairies of northern Missouri and the Ozark Plateau. That, and the innovative work long-performed by Shaw’s horticulturists and ecologists, make it an ideal place to study the intersection of ecology, horticulture, and design.

    Our day will center around the 20-acre Whitmire Wildflower Garden which contains a 10-acre seeded prairie and a woodland garden where plants have been selected and arranged as designed plant communities. Elsewhere on the Reserve we will observe the results and practical application of vegetative experimentation, including the long-term overseeding of existing hay fields, comparison plantings installed with and without mycorrhizal fungi, and forest floor responses to light manipulations.

    This presentation is part of the NDAL 2022 Summer Education Series.

    CEUs available – APLD (3), ASLA/LACES (6), & ISA (TBA), NOFA (4)

  • September 10, 2022 Larry Weaner to Lecture at the 2022 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium view more
    Bentley University - Waltham, MA
    Massachusetts Master Gardener Association

    **Link to registration is forthcoming**

    For this year’s symposium, Larry will deliver his lecture “Planning for the Unplanned: Integrating Ecological Restoration Techniques and Landscape Design”:

    Using native plants is increasingly accepted in landscape architecture and design. Knowing how to incorporate and work with the ecological patterns and processes associated with native plants, however, is less well understood. Explore ways of integrating ecological restoration techniques and traditional design aesthetics to achieve beautiful, diverse landscapes for varied situations—from small gardens to large, multi-acre projects.

    The Massachusetts Gardening Symposium is an annual fall event presented by the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (MMGA). In keeping with their mission to engage and educate their members and the public about gardening and horticulture, the Symposium is open to gardeners of all levels, novices to Master Gardeners.