Smart Planting Management: A Public Lecture with Claudia West - November 18

Saturday, November 18, 2023

2–3 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum, Easton
Fee: $10 members/$15 non-members. Email [email protected] to request a scholarship.

Gardeners love nurturing their plantings but get frustrated when maintenance needs become overwhelming. Join landscape architect Claudia West of Phyto Studio for an eye-opening deep dive into the root causes of high-maintenance gardens. We'll discuss recent discoveries in plant community science and link them to some of the biggest challenges gardeners face. You'll leave with practical thinking models and tools to help you balance your garden's needs with your budget and busy lifestyle. Nurturing an inspiring and ecologically rich garden should not be a burden!

Claudia is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design. Known for her passionate advocacy of plant-driven design, she is a widely sought speaker and consultant who applies the technologies of plant systems to return essential natural functions to our cities and towns. She has worked on all sides of the green industry—as a designer, a grower, an installer, and a land manager—grounding her innovative work in pragmatic solutions that address the realities of our urbanizing world. She is coauthor of the critically acclaimed Planting in a Post-Wild World

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