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Baltimore, MD: Claudia West

  • Baltimore Convention Center 1 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)


SUPER SESSION: Planting in a Post-Wild World by Claudia West

We live in a global city and few wild places remain in today's world. Planting designers have the opportunity and responsibility to bring wildness and ecological value back into our landscape. This challenge requires a new form of planting design that works with natural principles and marries horticulture with ecology. Known for her passionate advocacy of plant-driven design, Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design. She has worked on all sides of the green industry-as a designer, a grower, installer, and land manager-grounding her innovative work in pragmatic solutions that address the realities of our urbanizing world. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World (Timber Press, 2015). Join Claudia as she

  • Explores how native and ecological plants will fit into our future landscape and how plant community based design strategies can help you meet aesthetic and ecological goals during your next planting project.

  • Analyzes differences between the way plants grow in the wild and the way they grow in designed landscape.

  • Examines strategies for creating aesthetic frames around mixed planting to make them attractive and appealing to the public.

Gain a better understanding and learn how to use site constraints as assets and minimize site preparation resources. You won't want to miss the SuperSession!

Earlier Event: January 7
Toronto, ON: Thomas Rainer
Later Event: January 30
Charleston, WV: Claudia West