Then and Now: Historic Landscape Practices as Innovative Contemporary Approaches

Start Date
01/09/2020
End Date
01/09/2020
Description
Pre-industrial landscape practitioners did not use heavy equipment, herbicides, or inorganic fertilizers, items that many now seek to avoid. They did, however, employ skills honed over millennia that displayed a sophisticated understanding of nature and its response to human activity. This presentation explores the surprisingly relevant practices of Native Americans, pre-industrial Europeans, and others to contemporary landscape approaches.
Location
Bryn Mawr, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.25
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn about historic landscape management techniques from cultures in North America and Europe. 2.   Understand how these techniques could inform contemporary practices. 3. View case studies that demonstrate applications in multiple habitat types.
Instructors
Larry Weaner
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Provider
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


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