Registration Open! NDAL January – March Virtual Programs

Ecology-Based Landscapes:
A Virtual Education Series

January – March, 2021

Registration is open!

NDAL is offering a series of programming organized in two categories: 1) Professional Practitioners and 2) Home Gardeners & Educators.

Topics for professionals will range from native design and management, to roof gardens, to planning for the recruitment of spontaneous vegetation.

Home gardeners can explore methods for wildflower meadow creation, and school administrators & educators can learn about how to incorporate native gardening into their curriculum/campuses.

Join the room – virtually – for our Prairie-side Chat series as Larry Weaner interviews and compares notes with iconic practitioners Piet Oudolf, Gerould Wilhelm, Charles Birnbaum, and Darrel Morrison.

View course descriptions & speaker bios and register through our programs brochures:
Professional programs brochure
Home gardeners & educators programs brochure

REGISTER through our Portal

CEUs available | View CEU details & instructions here: CEU Summary Sheet

Health, safety, & welfare approved (see https://laces.asla.org/ndal – NDAL’s LACES page is updated as courses are approved)

Recordings of the sessions will be viewable (not downloadable) to registrants via the NDAL Events Portal for three months.

Cosponsored by:

American Horticultural Society
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

 

Series Presenters:

 

 

Professional Programs Brochure
Home Gardener & Educator Programs Brochure

 

 

 

Header Photo by Larry Weaner

Registration Open! Maine/New England Natural Landscape Design Intensive Virtual & Field Course

Natural Landscape Design:
An Intensive Virtual & Field Course

Monday, January 25, March 1, and Saturday, May 15

Registration is open!

Join landscape designer Larry Weaner as he guides students through the step-by-step process of designing native, ecology-based landscapes for New England. Specifics will include site analysis, species selection and arrangement, and the creation of ecological, process-based management specifications. Techniques to artfully combine all of these considerations will be woven throughout the program. Andy Brand, Curator of Living Collections at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG), will provide a local plant-based perspective in his presentations and be the co-tour guide on the CMBG field tour.

Three sessions, two virtual and one in the field at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, will span a three-month period. Intersession projects will be assigned for completion by students between course sessions.

In order to provide a more interactive educational experience, course registration is limited to 30 students. Students will have login access to an online portal where they will view course materials and submit their assignments. Registration closes at 5pm, January 24th.*

*Registration is through our cosponsor, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Please direct all registration-related questions to them at 207-633-8000.

Program & Registration Details

CEUs available

Health, safety, & welfare approved (see https://laces.asla.org/ndal)

Recordings of the sessions will be viewable (not downloadable) to registrants via the NDAL Events Portal for three months.

 

Instructors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Header Photo by Larry Weaner

Registration Open! 2021 Virtual NDAL Symposium

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Student Scholarships: 2021 NDAL Annual Symposium

Four scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate students, and emerging professionals (graduated within 1 year prior to the 2021 Symposium) – free admission to the entire 2021 Virtual Symposium.
2021 Annual Symposium Dates:

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

View the Symposium Brochure or visit the 2021 Symposium page for more details about this year’s program.

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.

 

The Glenn Dreyer Student Scholarship

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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.

 

The Darrel Morrison Student Scholarship

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Photo by Bob Gutowski

Darrel Morrison at NDAL’s 30th Annual Symposium in Blue Bell, PA

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 arbor@conncoll.edu.

 

 

Header Photo Credit: Mark Weaner

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