Natural Design Intensive Short Courses

“I am amazed how generous you were with your presentation, specs, plant lists. I feel like I struck gold – you saved us sooo much time.”
– 2019 Design Workshop Attendee

Natural Design:
An Intensive, Two-Day Course

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge needed to achieve them. This intensive two-day course will provide concrete, real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development.

Attendees will have login-protected access to a 100+ page digital manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide.

Most recent, 2020 program brochures: CT brochure & OH/TN brochure


Upcoming Design Courses:
Natural Design for the Mid-Atlantic States: An Intensive, Virtual Course

Sponsored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Thursday & Friday, December 3 & 4, 2020 | 1 – 4:30 PM EST (both days)

Instructors: Larry Weaner, FAPLD & Ian Caton

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge to achieve them. This intensive, live, virtual course (three hours on Day 1, three hours on Day 2) provides real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development, including native plants and ecological processes specific to the mid-Atlantic US. Attendees will receive a 100+ page, password-protected digital manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential landscape appeal.
 
*Note: This is a virtual, condensed, more regionally-focused version of the Natural Design Workshops held in person in 2019 & 2020 (6 vs. the previous courses’ 12 session hours). There will be much repeated information.
 
CEUs available

To register online click here or call Morris Arboretum, Continuing Education at 215-247-5777, ext 125 or e-mail education@morrisarboretum.org.


Natural Design for New England: An Intensive, Virtual Course

Cosponsored by The Connecticut Audubon Society

Thursday & Friday, December 10 & 11, 2020 | 1 – 4:30 PM EST (both days)

Instructors: Larry Weaner, FAPLD & Ethan Dropkin, MLA

Demand for high performing, ecology-based landscapes is increasing faster than the availability of the specialized knowledge to achieve them. This intensive, live, virtual course (three hours on Day 1, three hours on Day 2) provides real world guidance for designing and documenting all phases of native landscape development, including native plants and ecological processes specific to the New England region.
 
Attendees will receive a 100+ page, password-protected digital manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential landscape appeal.
 
*Note: This is a virtual, condensed, more regionally-focused version of the Natural Design Workshops held in person in 2019 & 2020 (6 vs. the previous courses’ 12 session hours). There will be much repeated information.
 
CEUs available
 
Registration will open in late October.

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Photo by New Directions in the American Landscape

Ethan Dropkin speaks at NDAL’s August 2019 design workshop on Staten Island, NY


The below links and information refer to our 2019 summer series, and our future design workshops will be similar.

For course details, see our 2019 Summer Design Workshops Brochure

For CEU credits, see our 2019 Summer Design Workshops CEU Summary Sheet

For attendee evaluation survey results from our 2019 winter series of design workshops, see our Attendee Ratings page.

“I really enjoyed it all and thought the knowledge base was excellent and well communicated. I’ve followed you for many years. Happy and grateful for moving the needle and sharing so much.” – 2019 Design Workshop Attendee


Speakers (Summer 2019):

Larry Weaner, FAPLD | New Directions in the American Landscape
Ian Caton (MO, VA, and NJ only) | Wood Thrush Native Nursery
Ethan Dropkin, MLA (NY only) | Larry Weaner Landscape Associates


“Our industry is so very fortunate that Larry is out here offering us his advice while remaining so open minded…It is also delightful to be in the presence of so may likeminded fellow professionals, whose questions and answers add considerably to the overall value of the event.” – Molly R., 2019 Summer Workshop Attendee

 

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