Native Plants and Natural Landscaping
January 30, 2016
Oshkosh Convention Center
Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter
2016 Keynote: Darrel Morrison, Ph.D.
In celebration of our 20th Toward Harmony with Nature conference, Wild Ones Fox Valley Area is pleased to present Darrel Morrison, one of our country’s most distinguished native landscape designers and educators.
Dr. Morrison's landscape designs include two of our country’s most admired native landscapes, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, and the Native Plants Garden at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison.
Dr. Morrison’s keynote address, "Rivers and Drifts: Natural Processes and Patterns in Designed Places," will provide us with a wealth of inspiration and information we can take home to our own yards and habitats. He will explore the complementary nature of biotic diversity and aesthetic richness in landscapes ranging from the tiny "native woodland garden" at New York University in the heart of the West Village, to Storm King Art Center, a 500-acre sculpture park an hour north of Manhattan.
Darrel Morrison is a longtime advocate of the use of native plants, native plant communities, and natural processes in the design of landscapes. He has taught Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Georgia, and Columbia University; and has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Michigan, Utah State University, and Conway School of Landscape Design in Conway, Massachusetts.
He is a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and of both the national Teaching Award and the Landscape Design Award from the American Horticultural Society
He has lived in New York City since 2005.
*Photograph by Mark Robison