Rivers and Drifts: Natural Processes and Patterns in Designed Places
March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for this virtual lecture
This talk will explore how we can celebrate the patterns and processes of wild landscapes, and mimic them in the context of intentionally-designed gardens and landscapes. We will see examples of landscapes that Darrel has designed, drawing on inspiration from naturally-evolving landscapes. These will include the Native Plant Garden at the UW-Madison Arboretum, as well as the Native Flora Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and The Old Stone Mill site in the New York Botanical Garden, among others. Participants will enjoy beautiful imagery of native landscapes and develop their understanding of the benefits of native landscapes.
Darrel Morrison has been an advocate of designing landscapes based on regionally native plant communities for a half-century, and has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Georgia, Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, and has practiced ecology-based landscape design, restoration and management along the way. His book, Beauty of the Wild, published by the Library of American Landscape History, will be released in June 2021.
March 24, 2021
7:00-8:30 pm CDT
Register by March 22, 2021.
There is a 50% refund for cancellations before the March 22, 2021 registration deadline, no refunds after the deadline.