Select Proceedings from 2019 conference published in the summer issue of the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin

Select proceedings from NDAL’s 2019 conference were published in the June 2019 issue of the Connecticut College Arboretum Bulletin.  Contributors included:

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REGISTRATION OPEN: 2020 Design Workshops

“Thanks to NDAL, I have real information that I am excited to put to use.” – 2019 Workshop Attendee

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Student Scholarships for NDAL’s 2020 Annual Symposium

FOUR scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate students, and emerging professionals (graduated within 1 year prior to the 2020 Symposium) – TWO at the PA location, TWO at the CT location.

The application period has closed. Recipients will be informed by Dec. 6th.

For more details about the upcoming Symposium, click here.

For application details and to apply for the scholarship click here.

Application period open: October, 2019

Applications deadline: December 2nd, 2019

Decision date: December 6th, 2019


The Darrel Morrison Student Scholarship

Pennsylvania | January 9-10, 2020


Darrel Morrison at NDAL’s 30th Annual Symposium in Blue Bell, PA | Photo credit: 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.

The Glenn Dreyer Student Scholarship

Connecticut | January 16-17, 2020

Larry and Glenn 2019 Symposium

Larry Weaner and Glenn Dreyer at NDAL’s 30th Annual Symposium at Connecticut College in New London, CT

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.

If you have any questions, contact NDAL Executive Director Sara Weaner at or 510-518-0430.



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Individual Lecture Topics

Is  your organization holding a conference, workshop, or other type of event? Larry Weaner speaks on a variety of topics.
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Thank you for a wonderful 30th annual symposium!

Creating a fresh and inspiring program year after year would not be possible without our outstanding attendees.

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NDAL’s newest team member!

NDAL welcomes its newest team member, Sara Weaner, who will assume the organization’s new position of executive director.

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