NDAL will offer a live, virtual series of programming organized in two categories:
1) Programs for Professional Practitioners
This series explores an eclectic array of innovative landscape practices embracing both ecology and culture. Speakers include Roy Diblik, Wambui Ippolito, Eric Groft, W. Gary Smith, and Donald J. Leopold. Join the room for our “Prairie-side Chat” interviews by Larry Weaner, as influential practitioners including Leslie Sauer, Thomas Woltz, and Tom Wessels reveal the thought processes and motivations that have guided their work. In addition, Larry Weaner will teach a four-part intensive course on ecology-based landscape design.
This national series is geared toward landscape professionals including landscape architects & designers, horticulturists, and restoration ecologists.
2) Programs for Home Gardeners, Educators, and Youth & Prospective Professionals
Home gardeners can learn about organic landscaping and native meadows; young people can learn pathways for entering the landscape field; and educators, administrators, and other community members can learn about designing nature-based environments for children with American and Danish case studies. Join the room for our “Prairie-side Chat” interviews by Larry Weaner, as influential practitioners including Leslie Sauer, Thomas Woltz, and Tom Wessels reveal the thought processes and motivations that have guided their work.
American Horticultural Society
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
CEUs available (details to come)
Recordings* of the sessions will be viewable, not downloadable, to registrants via the NDAL Events Portal for three months (*unless otherwise specified).
NEW! Registration will close three months after each live session.
Questions? Email email@example.com
“You have made a great contribution to the field through your conferences.”
-Leslie Sauer, Founding Principal Emeritus, Andropogon Associates, Philadelphia, PA
“It’s awesome that Larry Weaner and crew bring these types of conversations to a greater audience. Sharing this actionable knowledge is crucial for us now and into the future.”
-Kate K., 2021 Winter Series Attendee
2021 Symposium Student Scholarships have been awarded. Thank you for your interest, and check back next year for more scholarship opportunities!
Jan. 21, 22, 28, 29, 2021
Two scholarships – Glenn Dreyer Scholarship
Two scholarships – Darrel Morrison Scholarship
Application period open: November
Applications deadline: December 2, 2020
Decision date: Applicants notified by December 6, 2020. This allows anyone who is not selected time to take advantage of early bird registration rates.
Glenn Dreyer, now retired, served as Connecticut College’s Director of the Arboretum and Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany. Glenn has played an instrumental role in the integration of the ecological sciences into the practice of landscape design. His dedicated work with Connecticut College and its Arboretum began in 1982 when he worked in landscape management, and he became the college’s Assistant Arboretum Director the following year. His work has focused on the interconnection between horticulture and ecology. His research has included vegetation management, invasive plants, plant community ecology, and urban forestry.
Photo by Bob Gutowski
Darrel Morrison, FASLA, is a longtime advocate of native plants and native plant communities in landscape design and restoration, and has played a pivotal role in the development of the native landscape design field. He taught at Columbia University, and was Dean of the University of Georgia College of Environmental Design; he currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Darrel’s designs include the expanded Native Flora Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Old Stone Mill landscape at the New York Botanical Garden, and meadows at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York.
If you have any questions, contact Maggie Redfern, Connecticut College Arboretum Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Header Photo Credit: Mark Weaner