Upcoming Events

NDAL is planning several new and exciting programs for 2020-2021!

NDAL Events


Professional Intensive Short Courses


Garden Ecology for Landscape Professionals: A Virtual Course Instructed by Larry Weaner

November 4-5th, 2020 | 12 – 3:30 PM EST
Sponsored by Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association

Developed by Larry Weaner & New Directions in the American Landscape

This intensive, virtual course will describe specific design, planting, and management techniques for contractors to effectively integrate “wild” landscaping into their repertoire and grow with the burgeoning ecological landscape market.

An extensive Field Manual will be provided outlining all described approaches and techniques. Attendees will be provided with digital access to all course materials post-workshop, including recordings of the sessions.

CEUs available

For program and registration details, view the Virtual Course Brochure or visit MNLA’s website.

Natural Design for the Mid-Atlantic States: An Intensive Virtual Course

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December 3-4, 2020 | 1 – 4:30 PM EST
Sponsored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Developed by Larry Weaner & New Directions in the American Landscape

The desire for landscapes that are “ecologically functioning” as well as beautiful is rapidly becoming mainstream. The techniques required to successfully design, plant and maintain these landscapes, however, can differ dramatically from traditional practice. This intensive virtual course will illustrate how to apply these altered practices in a variety of settings including meadows, shrublands, woodlands, and fine gardens.     

Attendees will receive an extensive digital, login-protected manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide.

CEUs available

To register online click here or call Morris Arboretum, Continuing Education at 215-247-5777, ext 125 or email education@morrisarboretum.org.

Natural Landscape Design for New England: An Intensive Virtual Course

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December 10-11, 2020 | 1 – 4:30 PM EST
Cosponsored by The Connecticut Audubon Society

Developed by Larry Weaner & New Directions in the American Landscape

The desire for landscapes that are “ecologically functioning” as well as beautiful is rapidly becoming mainstream. The techniques required to successfully design, plant and maintain these landscapes, however, can differ dramatically from traditional practice. This intensive virtual course will illustrate how to apply these altered practices in a variety of settings including meadows, shrublands, woodlands, and fine gardens.     

Attendees will receive an extensive digital, login-protected manual that documents all aspects of the program, including plant selection criteria, plant recommendations, ecological process-based management specifications, and guidance for maximizing the aesthetic and experiential appeal these landscapes can provide.

CEUs available

Stay tuned for program & registration details!

Professional Annual Symposia


Guiding Theory into Reality: It Don’t Mean a Thing if the Landscape Don’t Sing

The 32nd Annual Ecological Landscape Design Symposium, going virtual this year, will explore how ecology, culture, and design can be incorporated into real-world contemporary practice. This program is geared toward landscape practitioners in the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US.

January 21 & 22, 2021 | 1 – 4:30 PM EST
January 28, 29, 2021 | 9 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Featured topics include:

  • Examples of collaboration between horticulture, restoration, and landscape architecture
  • Ideas to incorporate plant community analysis into design
  • Embracing cultures in landscape design

CEUs available

Cosponsored by:
New Directions in the American Landscape
Morris Arboretum of the University of PA
Connecticut College Arboretum

Registration opens in November – stay tuned!

Winter 2021 Professional & Home Gardener Virtual Series


January –  March 2021

Developed by Larry Weaner & New Directions in the American Landscape

NDAL will hold a series of both professional and non-professional virtual programs for a national audience this winter, from one-on-one “fireside chats” between Larry Weaner and experts in the field of landscape design and interrelated disciplines, to meadow creation and maintenance courses, to conversations about landscape equity, to natural design intensive courses, to presentations on fire in the landscape, and beyond.

CEUs available

Stay tuned for program & registration details!

Peer Organization Events


Reading the Landscape
A five-day short course with Michael Gaige

October 25th – 30th, 2020 | Presented by Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Application period begins in July.

Click here to visit the course page on Oak Spring’s website.

 

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