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Grow Native Massachusetts: Nurturing the Liberated Landscape

February 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
February 1, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Nurturing the Liberated Landscape

with Larry Weaner, Author of Garden Revolution
& Founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

Wednesday, February 1st at 7PM
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

All too often we think of gardens and landscapes as static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants.  But a more dynamic and rewarding approach takes advantage of the unique characteristics of plant species and communities, working with ecological processes, not against them.  Learn how designer Larry Weaner utilizes the natural adaptations and reproductive abilities of plants to create engaging, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature.  Using examples from his own property and from client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach results in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

Larry Weaner has been creating native landscapes since 1977. His work is nationally recognized and has received awards from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Cultural Landscape Foundation, Garden Club of America, and others. His new book, Garden Revolution, is a “must read” for all who seek to integrate landscape design with ecological processes.

This lecture co-sponsored by Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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