Have you ever considered your landscape as ecological art? Does it awaken your sense of smell? Does it make you feel a part of nature? Do you sigh at its beauty? And laugh at the sight and sounds of the wildlife it brings? If it doesn’t, here are two opportunities to learn how to fix that.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the University of Massachusetts, Darrel Morrison will present the keynote dinner for this year’s Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA) Annual Conference and Eco-Marketplace. His talk entitled “Landscape Design as Ecological Art” focuses on letting the natural landscape teach about designing landscapes that are ecologically sound, experientially rich, “of the place” and dynamic.
Professor Morrison is an ecologically-based landscape designer who merges science with art as a basis for landscape design and management. He looks at patterns and processes in the natural landscape and then creates designs that mimic those patterns and processes to provide both biodiversity and inspiration. This is something you can and should do with your landscape as well.
If you’re not able to travel to Massachusetts to hear how he designs his landscapes, you can listen to Darrel’s presentation for the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter’s 20th annual Toward Harmony with Nature Conference. Go to Rivers and Drifts: Natural Processes and Patterns in Designed Places. From there you can link to his keynote presentation on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).
Click here for complete details on the 24th Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace.
• Designing for Carbon Sequestration
• Maximizing Landscape Productivity and Potential
Speaker presentations include:
• Creating wildlife habitat in urban areas
• Exploring how weeds add to urban ecology – do weeds have value??
• Mimicking nature’s patterns and processes in the designed landscape
• Restoring ecosystems with a permaculture approach
• Designing with our intuitive side
• And much, much more!