Lecture Schedule

  • June 23th, 2020 WEBINAR – Dealing With Weeds, Deer, and Other Garden Hurdles view more
    Speakers:
    Larry Weaner, FAPLD
    Time:
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Contact:
    THIS WEBINAR IS FREE--PLEASE REGISTER HERE!

    One picture can tell a thousand lies. Behind many a stunning garden image lies countless hours of weeding, fussing, and re-planting. This presentation will illustrate how a “brains over brawn” gardening approach – one that embraces natural ecological processes of vegetative change – can result in landscapes that are easier to maintain, leaving more time to simply enjoy.

    This webinar is part of NDAL’s series for home gardeners and educators titled Ecology and the Residential Landscape: At Home with Nature. These sessions will cover an eclectic variety of topics while generally emphasizing the importance of place-based ecological landscapes. Please visit NDAL’s website to register for this webinar and for descriptions of all upcoming offerings in this series.

  • June 24th, 2020 WEBINAR – How to Navigate Nature with Children view more
    Speakers:
    Scott M. Zgraggen, Ed.D.
    Time:
    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), American Horticultural Society and Wild Ones - Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
    Contact:
    THIS WEBINAR IS FREE--PLEASE REGISTER HERE!

    According to Richard Louv, author of “The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” (2007), research suggests that we have an innate connection to the natural world around us. There are many problems that can arise when children (and adults) spend too much time indoors, such as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. It seems like a no brainer then to get outside, reduce stress, and tune into nature. However, as any parent knows, it’s hard to get children away from their electronics. This discussion will look at ways that parents can incorporate electronic apps to help their children navigate the natural world around them from identifying animals from sight, tracks, and scat as well as to help reignite the wonder of nature in children of all ages.

    Scott M. Zgraggen, Ed.D. is Assistant Principal at Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, Pennsylvania. Prior to his current role, he taught Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physical Science since 1987 at three schools including West High School in Bakersfield, California; Vacaville High School in Vacaville, California; and Springfield Township High School in Erdenheim, Pennsylvania. He has a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of California at Davis, a Masters of Art in Environmental Science Education from Arcadia University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Arcadia University.

    This webinar is part of NDAL’s series for home gardeners and educators titled Ecology and the Residential Landscape: At Home with Nature. These sessions will cover an eclectic variety of topics while generally emphasizing the importance of place-based ecological landscapes. Please visit NDAL’s website to register for this webinar and for descriptions of all upcoming offerings in this series.

  • August 4, 2020 Larry Weaner to speak at the 2020 Perennial Plant Association National Symposium view more
    Time:
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location:
    Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA
    Contact:
    2020 Perennial Plant Association National Symposium

    For years ‘native landscaping’ was considered a hard sell. Not anymore! The question is now, “Do growers, designers and contractors have the wherewithal to effectively and consistently provide it?” In this presentation Larry will discuss the specific changes, many of them dramatic, that could help nursery and landscape professionals take advantage of this fast-growing movement.

    Founded in 1984, the Perennial Plant Association is a trade association composed of growers,retailers, landscape designers and contractors, educators, and others that are professionally involved in the herbaceous perennial industry. Their symposium will take place from August 3-7 in Lancaster, PA this year.

  • October 24, 2020 Larry Weaner to present at 3rd Annual Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium “Going Native” view more
    Time:
    TBD
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Community College - Weyers Cave, VA
    Contact:
    Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners

    More information about this event to be announced soon!

  • Jan. 7-8, 2021 32nd annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference – Connecticut view more
    Time:
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and Connecticut College Arboretum (NDAL)
    Location:
    Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT

    LWLA’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) will hold its 31st annual conference, co-sponsored by Connecticut College Arboretum, on Jan. 7-8. 2021.

    More information to be announced soon! You can view the conference brochure from last year’s symposium here.

  • Jan. 14-15, 2021 32nd annual New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) conference – Southeastern PA view more
    Time:
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sponsor(s):
    New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) and Morris Arboretum of the Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Location:
    Southeastern PA - Venue to be announced

    LWLA’s educational affiliate New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) will hold its 32nd annual conference, co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum of the Univ. of Pennsylvania on Jan. 14-15, 2021.

    More information to be announced soon! You can view the conference brochure from last year’s symposium here.