Presenters: Joseph Charap, Thomas Rainer, & Jenna Webster

Institutional and historic landscapes often struggle with excess turf, and the environmentally damaging maintenance practices that accompany it. This is particularly true in cemeteries where grave markers must remain visible and accessible. Through case studies showing design and establishment of “rewilding” projects in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery and Cambridge’s Mount Auburn Cemetery, our presenters will investigate how an increasing desire for ecologically immersive spaces can help invigorate cemetery and other institutional landscapes.

Date & Time: Friday, July 8, 2022, 1:30 - 3:45 PM ET* 

Location: Virtual

Fee: $58

Event Category: Professional 

CEUs: APLD (2), ASLA/LACES (2.25), NOFA (2) 
See here for CEU instructions.

Register by: 3 months after the live session date

*The session will be recorded and viewable to registrants for 3 months after the live session date.



Registration is open and recording is viewable for 3 months after the live session date.


Joseph Charap is Green-Wood’s Director of Horticulture and Curator. At Green-Wood since 2015, Joseph is responsible for curating and developing the arboretum’s living collection, managing horticulture operations, and establishing research and programmatic initiatives in support of the collection and the natural heritage of the landscape. He graduated from the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture and holds a master’s degree in English literature from Brooklyn College.

Thomas Rainer, RLA, ASLA, is a Principal with Phyto Studio and has led many of the firm’s public space, green infrastructure, and public garden projects. As a landscape architect, teacher, and author, Thomas is a recognized thought leader in ecological planting design. His work focuses on the artful translation of wild plant communities into designs that thrive in the urban contexts. He has taught at George Washington University since 2009. He is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and Europe. His co-authored book, Planting in a Post-Wild World (2015), won the 2016 AHS Book of the Year. 

Jenna Webster is a landscape designer and Senior Associate with Larry Weaner Landscape Associates (LWLA) where she works on master plans for residential properties and habitat restoration plans for parks, college campuses, and historic cemeteries. She also co-curates the New Directions in the American Landscape conference series and teaches at the Mt. Cuba Center certificate program in Hockessin, Delaware.


  • 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.

  • Webinar Platform: Which webinar platform will the live session be held on?

    Zoom Webinar. Please make sure to download the Zoom application ( and download the latest Zoom update if needed prior to the live course. We recommend that you join at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. The instructor will use PowerPoint presentations. *If you have any technical difficulties during the session and need to contact us, please email Sara Weaner, NDAL Executive Director, at instead of calling.*

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

    As this is considered a live course, those seeking ASLA/LACES 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 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.