June – September 2021
NDAL is offering a series of programming organized in two tracks: 1) Professional Practitioners and 2) Home Gardeners, Educators, & Students.
Topics for professionals will range from ecology-based landscape design, to culturally reflective landscapes, to the art of making “wild” landscapes legible. Larry Weaner will also teach 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 Thomas Woltz, Leslie Sauer, & Tom Wessels.
Home gardeners and educators will explore ways to create landscapes that are ecologically healthy, easily managed, and beautiful on residential and educational properties.
Students interested in the landscape field will 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.
Check back for updates to our CEU Summary Sheet (Updated 6/9/21)
Recordings of the sessions will be viewable – not downloadable – to registrants (unless otherwise specified) via the NDAL Events Portal for three months.
NEW! Registration will close three months after each live session date. Register by three months after each live session date and you will receive access to view the course materials/recordings until the three month period ends.
Header Photo by Larry Weaner
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