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Larry Weaner, FAPLD. Photo: Kim Sokoloff

Featured Upcoming Event on March 5 at 1:00 pm

Living in the Liberated Landscape with Larry Weaner

All too often in our gardens and landscapes we think of static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic—and arguably more rewarding—than that by taking advantage of plants’ natural abilities to reproduce and proliferate. Learn how Larry combines design with the reproductive abilities of plants as well as ecological processes to create compelling, ever-evolving landscapes that bring new meaning to partnering with nature. Using examples from his own property as well as diverse client projects, Larry will share how this give-and-take approach can result in compelling, low-maintenance landscapes that free plants to perform according to their natural abilities and liberate people from having to cater to their landscapes’ every need.

Bio: Larry Weaner, FAPLD, president and founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, established New Directions in the American Landscape in 1990. He is nationally recognized for combining expertise in horticulture, landscape design, and ecological restoration. Profiled in national publications, his design and restoration work spans more than 20 US states and the UK. His book Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (2016) received an American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award in 2017. In 2021 Larry received the AHS Landscape Design Award and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Award of Distinction.

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Program(s) starting 04/17/2019

Apr
17
Program

Creative Engineering Camp: Structures for Grades 1-3 

9:00 AM

Campers will build high and wide with a variety of materials and engineering challenges. Test the limits of different materials and create architectural and engineering wonders.

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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Apr
18
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Creative Engineering Camp: Cardboard Creations for Grades 3-5 

9:00 AM

From model cities to pinball machines, at Montshire we love to build with cardboard. Learn the many design uses of cardboard, unlock the secrets of 3D construction, and use real…

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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Apr
18
Program

Film Screening of "Albatross"

6:00 PM

Audience: Adults, Families, Preteens and Teens

Cost: Free

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Apr
19
Program

Creative Engineering Camp: Cardboard Creations for Grades 1-2 

9:00 AM

The Montshire loves to build with cardboard! Explore this versatile and marvelous material as we prototype, build, and design our own games and creations.

Audience: Children, Creative Engineering April Break Camp

Cost: $70/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (members), $80/day (special discount for multiple day sign-ups) (non-members)

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May
07
Program

Hanover Garden Club - Reconciling Urban Development with Conservation

1:00 PM

Learn more about gardening and the landscape of the Upper Valley at this monthly series, featuring a new topic each month. Produced by the Hanover Garden Club in partnership with the Montshire Museum of Science

Audience: Adults, Hanover Garden Club

Location: Community Room

Cost: Free

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Sep
06
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 6-8)

10:30 AM

This three-part series of science classes will concentrate on chemistry that can be done at home with ingredients found in the kitchen. Activities will explore density,…

Audience: Children, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Sep
06
Program

Homeschoolers Series: Kitchen Chemistry (Ages 9-12)

1:00 PM

This three-part series of science classes will concentrate on chemistry that can be done at home with ingredients found in the kitchen. Activities will explore density,…

Audience: Children, Preteens and Teens, Homeschoolers

Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)

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Sep
08
Program

FIRST® LEGO® Rookie Coaches Training

1:00 PM

Interested in starting a FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) team, but have more questions, or are not sure where to start? This workshop is for you!

Audience: Adults

Location: Classroom

Cost: Free

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Sep
08
Program

Training for FIRST® LEGO® League coaches—FLL® Programming Workshop

2:00 PM

Worried that you don't know anything about programming and have a gaggle of kids to teach? Well, put your mind at ease!

Audience: Adults

Cost: Free

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