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GNPS May meeting
May 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a special presentation by Claudia West.
Creating Stunning Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time
Plants are the foundation of healthy ecosystems and they bring beauty and joy to our lives. But great native plants alone don’t automatically create lasting ecological benefits in our gardens. It is time for a new approach to planting design that works with natural principles and marries horticulture with ecology. Join us as we explore how native plants fit into the built landscape and learn how plant community-based design strategies can help you meet aesthetic and ecological goals during your next planting project.
Claudia West is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, PA. Claudia holds a Master’s Degree of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In her current role, Claudia works closely with ecological design and restoration professional, offering consultation services from initial project planning stages to adaptive management strategies after project completion. Her work is centered on the development of stable, layered planting designs and the desire to bring American native plants back into our landscape by making them widely acceptable. Claudia is a sought-after speaker on topics such as plant community-based design and the application of natural color theories to planting design. Together with co-author Thomas Rainer she published a new approach to ecological planting design in her first book ‘Planting in a Post-Wild World’ (Timber Press, 2015).