Ecology-Based Landscapes

by Larry Weaner, Affiliate ASLA, and Sara Weaner

image: Larry Weaner

Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series
January 4 – March 23, 2021

New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL) has presented programs throughout the United States focusing on innovative theory, practical applications, and an expansive vision of “Natural Design.” Programs draw from a variety of disciplines, including agriculture, anthropology, history, and fine art.

Over the first quarter of 2021, NDAL is offering a series of virtual programs, with events in two tracks: one for professional practitioners and one for home gardeners and educators.

Topics for professionals range from native design and management, to roof gardens, to planning for the recruitment of spontaneous vegetation.

Home gardeners can explore methods for wildflower meadow creation and navigating race and inclusivity in community gardens, and school administrators and educators can learn about how to incorporate native gardening into their curriculum and campuses.

Join the room—virtually—for our Prairie-side Chat series as Larry Weaner, Affiliate ASLA, interviews and compares notes with iconic practitioners Piet Oudolf (January 7), Gerould Wilhelm (February 23), Charles Birnbaum, FASLA (January 14), and Darrel Morrison, FASLA (March 15).

Other presenters include:

  • Steven Handel, Honorary ASLA, on Research into Landscape (January 26),
  • Kelly Gutshall, ASLA, on Fostering Spontaneous Regeneration of Native Species: Releasing the Potential (February 10), and
  • Laura Hansplant, ASLA, on Native Green Roofs: Natural Applications for Artificial Conditions (March 5).

To register, you may click individual courses listed in the programs—courses for professionals and courses for home gardeners—or visit NDAL’s Events Library.

Larry Weaner, Affiliate ASLA, FALPD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. His design and restoration work spans more than twenty US states and the UK, and has been profiled in national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Garden Design, American Gardener, Wildflower Magazine, and ASLA’s “The Dirt” blog. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society Book Award in 2017.

Sara Weaner is NDAL’s Executive Director.

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