Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, Ltd., is proud to introduce Larry Weaner as a Wild Ones Honorary Director to serve a 2022 through 2025 term.
Wild Ones honors and recognizes distinguished individuals who are respected and known for their expertise in fields of ecology, botany, plant science, horticulture, entomology, climate change, and conservation.
Larry Weaner received his Associates degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He founded Larry Weaner Landscape Associates in 1982 and gained a national reputation for combining ecological restoration with garden design traditions. In 2008 he received the top three design awards from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and his work has been profiled in many regional and national publications. An active guest lecturer for horticultural and environmental organizations throughout the U.S, he developed New Directions in the American Landscape, a conference series dedicated to advancing the art and science of natural landscape design.
Wild Ones Executive Director Jen Ainsworth shared, “Larry has made significant contributions to help change the way we include native plants in our landscaping; we are fortunate to be able to work with Larry to broaden our mission!”
In 1977, the first seeds were sown for Wild Ones, which today is a nationally recognized, membership-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Wild Ones achieves our mission by providing quality, online learning opportunities open to the public that feature experts in the native plant movement, producing free, region-specific, native garden design templates to help people start their first native garden, awarding “Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education” grants that engage youth in planning, planting and caring for educational natural landscapes, publishing a quarterly, award-winning journal featuring valuable native plant information and resources and supporting the grassroots efforts of 80+ nationwide Wild Ones chapters representing over 6,600 members in 24 states.