Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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Conferences

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New Directions in the American Landscape Symposium
ECOLOGY BASED LANDSCAPE DESIGN: WHAT COMES NEXT?

January 10-11, 2019
SCIENCE CENTER AUDITORIUM, MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BLUE BELL, PA
January 17-18, 2019
CUMMINGS ARTS CENTER, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, NEW LONDON, CT

Payment and registration required.

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When NDAL’s first symposium took place in 1990, native plants were largely an afterthought in the landscape professions. The changes since then have been astounding, and NDAL is proud to have played a part. While “ecology into design” has and will remain NDAL’s focus, we have increasingly understood that a “real world ecology” must always consider the influences of people past and present. Our 30th anniversary program will illustrate how an expanded definition of “ecological design”—including contributions from garden history, agroecology, anthropology, social justice, art, and of course the ecological sciences—can yield environmentally sound, yet culturally connected landscapes.

Featured Speakers include:

Thomas Woltz—Owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) will show examples of a variety of projects that illustrate how deep research into ecologies and cultures shaping the land can be critical in developing site-specific narratives.

Teri Rueb—Professor at the University of Colorado will demonstrate how she blends sound and environment using new mobile media that weave audio recordings into the landscape.

Rick Darke—Consultant, author and photographer will illustrate and explain dynamic design models informed by the art of observation and stewarded by strategic intervention.

William Cullina—President of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden will show garden compositions based on native plant communities and artistic inspiration.

Register now!

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Upcoming Classes

What a Warming World Means for Insect Pest Outbreaks
Wednesday, October 10
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Mike Raupp
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The Living Legacy of George Nakashima
Wednesday, November 7
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Mira Shizuko Nakashima
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The National Arboretum’s Impact on the American Landscape
Wednesday, December 5
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Richard Olsen, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum
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