Mertz Library Humanities

Rebuilding Abundance:
Claudia West

Thursday, February 24, 2022

10:30 a.m. EST | At the Garden

Our cities and suburbs desperately need more inspiring, ecologically rich planting. Yet budgets are tight, and crews and gardeners are often unfamiliar with more diverse planting typologies. Claudia West will share the scientific models and hands-on techniques her landscape architecture firm, Phyto Studio, applies to tackle the maintenance challenge and create rich and stable planting. Come away with a new understanding of planting design and management, as well as a practical tool set for your next garden challenge.

Claudia West, ASLA, is a leading voice in the field of ecological planting design. A widely sought speaker and consultant, she has worked as designer, grower, installer, and land manager-grounding innovative work in pragmatic solutions that address the realities of our urbanizing world. West holds a Master’s in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the Technical University of Munich and is co-author of the critically acclaimed Planting in a Post-Wild World.


We offer Continuing Education credits (CEUS) for LACES for successful completion of this course.

CART Interpretation will be provided at this event. For accommodation requests related to a disability, questions, comments, or more information about the accessibility of this event, please contact Lisa Whitmer at or 718.817.8765.