Nature has spent millennia perfecting plants’ abilities to reproduce and proliferate on their own, and yet we often go to great effort and expense placing every plant in our designed landscapes. How can we capitalize on plants’ reproductive abilities, and actively encourage planted as well as existing and new species to colonize our landscapes? Join Larry Weaner as he discusses principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting”. The lecture will include detailed case studies that demonstrate how practical, concrete strategies for assisted plant proliferation can be applied at diverse scales, from the most intimate garden to large multi-acre landscapes.environmental organizations and developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL, est. 1990), a conference series with a national following. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (Timber Press, 2016) received an American Horticultural Society Book Award.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn simple procedures that can promote natural colonization of a site by planted and recruited species.
2. Learn how to apply these procedures in both establishing and mature landscapes.
3. View diverse case studies where these procedures have been used.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve