Photo by Ian Caton

Where science meets practice

Course Overview

*This is the fourth of seven Intensive Course sessions, and can be purchased individually or as part of the Full Bundle. Sessions 1 & 2 are recommended prerequisites for subsequent sessions


Presenter: Ian Canton

In this session, native plant authority Ian Caton will examine plants of the open landscape that exemplify the ecological characteristics described by Larry Weaner in previous sessions. His presentation will span the successional period from herbaceous meadow, to mixed woody/ herbaceous old field, to the ecologically important but often neglected clonal shrub thicket. He will also present a group of “workhorse” native species for the sunlit landscape that combine reliability and weed suppression with attractive aesthetic character.

Attendees will receive a 100+ page, login-protected course manual.

Applicable Regions: Eastern and Midwestern U.S. (Florida excluded).

Note: This course will have some repeated information from previous intensive design short courses.


Date & Time: Thursday March 7, 2024, 1 - 4:30 PM ET* 
*The session will be recorded and viewable to registrants for 3 months after the live session date.

Location: Virtual

Fee: $122 for individual session, $595 for Full Bundle (Sessions 1-7)

Student discount: Email verification of student status (ie. course schedule including your name and enrollment date) to [email protected] for 20% off discount code.

Audience: Professional

CEUs: APLD (3), LA CES (3), NOFA (3), SER (3)
See here for details & instructions. 

Register by: 3 months after the live session date



Registration will be refunded only if notification is received before five (5) working days prior to the event.




ATTENDEE COURSE MATERIALS

The course materials will become available 24 hours prior to the live session start times. You'll receive an email with instructions to access by logging into your Portal account.

Note: All course materials will be accessible for 3 months after each live date. Session handouts will be downloadable, but session recordings will not be downloadable.



Instructor

Ian Caton worked for Larry Weaner Landscape Associates from 2001 to 2013, and now serves as a project consultant for the firm. His knowledge of native plants and their characteristics is encyclopedic. He is also the founding principal of Wood Thrush Native Nursery in Floyd, VA. Ian has designed and installed landscapes for a wide range of residential, commercial, and public settings. Prior speaking engagements include the Irvine Native Plant Symposium and events at the New York Botanical Garden and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

Photo by Kim Sokoloff

Ecology-based Landscape Practice Intensive Course - Individual Sessions

Larry Weaner and Ian Caton

FAQ

  • Recording: Will this course be recorded for me to view later? Do I have to attend the live session in order to access the recording?

    The entire course will be recorded and available (not downloadable) to all registrants after the live session ends for three (3) months. If you are registered, you do not need to attend the live session in order to access the recording.

  • Recording: Can I purchase only the recording later?

    You can register for 3 months past the live session date, and access the materials - including the recording - until that point.

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Can I get CEUs for taking this course?

    This course has been approved for 3 CEUs for the following organizations: APLD, LA CES, & NOFA. Each Office Hours is approved for 2 CEUs.

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): How do I receive the CEUs?

    As this is considered a live course, those seeking LA CES CEUs must watch the session and complete the quiz on the Portal by *two weeks* after the live session date. Ensure that your Portal profile indicates ASLA/LACES under the CEU section and email [email protected] if you make any changes to your profile CEU section. You will then receive an email with your completion certificate within 3-4 weeks. || For APLD & NOFA CEUs, please self-report to those organizations using your registration confirmation email.

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Register by 3 months after the live session date.

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