NATIVE PLANT COMMUNITIES: A Weekend Retreat with Darrel Morrison
Join inspiring ecological landscape designer Darrel Morrison, FASLA, for a "total immersion" three-day workshop in the beauty of New York's Black Rock Forest Consortium in Cornwall, New York. Back by popular demand, this deeply enriching course focuses on the botanic composition, aesthetic character, and ecological dynamics of native plant communities in the New York City region.

Fieldwork and studio exercises combine scientific and artistic approaches, including plot- and line-sampling exercises to determine the frequency and abundance of plant species, and an artistic approach to identifying and documenting plant species.

Landscape architect Nancy Aten, PLA, ASLA, and protégé of Darrel Morrison, will co-teach. Students should have a background in botany, ecology, horticulture, or landscape design, or some general knowledge of native plants. Visit our website for details on food, travel, and lodging.
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