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Lecture: Planting in a Post-Wild World

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We continue our Fall Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 28 with a lecture by author and planting designer, Claudia West. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Statler Auditorium in Statler Hall on Cornell University’s campus.

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. Join us as we explore how native 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.

“We are very excited to have Claudia West as part of our annual Fall Lecture Series,” stated Dr. Sonja Skelly, Plantations' director of education. “At Plantations we know the value of ecologically adaptive and beautiful gardens. Claudia West’s lecture will give us new ideas to help our gardens become more self-sustaining, resilient, and naturally beautiful for years to come.”

Claudia West has an extensive background in horticulture, ecology, and environmental restoration. She is a consultant for North Creek Nurseries and has worked for landscape architects Wolfgang Oehme, Carol Oppenheimer and for Sylva Native Nursery. Her most recent book Planting In A Post-Wild World is published by Timber Press and will be available for purchase after the lecture.

William J. Hamilton Lecture   
"Planting in a Post-Wild World"
Claudia West, Author, Planting Designer and International Landscape Architect

Date/time: Wednesday, September 28; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open the the public; no registration required
Location: Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University campus