June – September 2021
This summer, NDAL held a live series of programming organized in two tracks: 1) Professional Practitioners and 2) Home Gardeners, Educators, & Students. Registration is open to view these session recordings for three months after each live date.
Topics for professionals range from ecology-based landscape design, to culturally reflective landscapes, to the art of making “wild” landscapes legible. Larry Weaner also teaches a five-part intensive course on native design, planting, and management.
Join the room – virtually – for our Prairie-side Chat series as Larry Weaner interviews and compares notes with influential practitioners including Leslie Sauer & Tom Wessels.
Home gardeners and educators explore ways to create landscapes that are ecologically healthy, easily managed, and beautiful on residential and educational properties.
Students interested in the landscape field learn from Landscape Architect Ujijji Davis Williams & Landscape Designer and Contractor Larry Weaner about what it takes to enter the field, and the opportunities & challenges of starting a small landscape construction or maintenance business, particularly when few resources are available.
Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
American Horticultural Society
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
CEUs available | ASLA/LACES*, APLD, NOFA
For landscape architecture (ASLA/LACES) CEU details, see https://laces.asla.org/ndal – NDAL’s LACES page is updated as courses are approved. *For ASLA credit, attendees must complete the quiz for each session on the NDAL Events Portal by 2 weeks after the live dates.
Check back for updates to our CEU Summary Sheet (Updated 6/30/21)
Recordings of the sessions will be viewable – not downloadable – to registrants (unless otherwise specified) via the NDAL Events Portal for three months after the live session date.
Header Photo by Larry Weaner
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
9 AM – 4:30 PM ET
(including instructional time & breaks)
Breakfast & lunch are included in the registration fee
Check-in & breakfast begin at 8:30 AM ET
Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining, NY 10562
Demand for native meadows, particularly as an alternative to lawn, is increasing dramatically. That said, few planting types are more misunderstood, with many failures resulting from inadequate planning and the use of poorly adapted plants. Far better results can be obtained when the plants and processes used reflect the ecological character of our naturally occurring meadow communities. More than one-year wonders, meadows modeled on these ecosystems can provide long-term, easily managed landscapes that harbor a myriad of wildlife and provide color and texture throughout the year.
This in-person, all-day program will include indoor & outdoor components. Landscape Designer Larry Weaner will discuss the design, implementation, and management of native meadows. Landscape Designer Jenna Webster will explore important yet often lesser-known aspects of wildlife-sensitive meadow design and management methods, with an emphasis on birds and pollinators that rely on native meadow vegetation.
COVID Safety Note: All attendees will be required to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status at all times indoors when not eating or drinking. Teatown will be operating under the federal and local regulations that are in place at the time of the event. If any attendee is not in compliance with the event restrictions they will be asked to leave, no refund given. Event organizers will be in touch with registrants via email to communicate any updates.
CEUs available | APLD (5.5), ASLA/LACES (6), ISA (3), NOFA (4), PIE (TBA)
For landscape architecture (ASLA/LACES) CEU details, see https://laces.asla.org/ndal – NDAL’s LACES page is updated as courses are approved.
In partnership with The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College
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 email@example.com.
Header Photo Credit: Mark Weaner