Part 1 | Reconstructing Tallgrass Prairie and Meadow in Urban and Suburban Spaces:
Two Case Studies
Tallgrass prairie reconstruction from seed on damaged urban and suburban soil is a practice poorly understood by most landscape personnel. A seeding specification can lay out a blueprint for planning, site preparation, installation and maintenance, but it is dependent on an engaged and informed team of people, from leaders to weeders. Seeded landscapes are so complex that simple mistakes can be overlooked and result in significant setbacks or failure. This session will focus on how to plan, implement, and manage successful commercial seeded projects.
Part 2 | Conversation and Q&A
Larry Weaner will introduce the concept of “Designing for Management,” and join the previous presenters to conversationally compare notes over a broad array of landscape types and scales, from restoration to residential. The session will conclude with questions from attendees.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Outline the optimum project team structure to include owners, managers, and experts that determine the vision, inform decision-making, and set expectations during the planning and implementation phases.
Discuss the components of successful project outcomes to include project planning,
specifications, contractors, and education.
Understand the site prep steps and conditions necessary to successfully carry out prairie reconstruction seeding.
Scott Woodbury, Laurel Harrington, & Larry Weaner
New Directions in the American Landscape