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May, 2016

Cambridge Public Library Presents an Evening with Experts

Cambridge Public Library Presents an Evening with Experts

May 4

A Public Lecture Series at the Cambridge Public Library
First Wednesdays of each month, from February through May
7:00 — 8:30 pm
Planting in a Post-Wild WorldClaudia West, Co-author of Planting in a Post-Wild World
Few wild places remain in today’s world, making it ever more important to bring ecological principles back into the design of our managed landscapes. Much more than simply using native plants, this work necessitates understanding plant communities and embracing a new form of design that marries horticulture with ecology. Join us as we translate the ecological principles of wild plant communities into design and management tools to inform our native plantings. Using the work of several European ecologists and planting designers, we explore the science behind stable and lasting plant combinations—to help you create the landscapes you envision.

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Georgia Native Plant Society

Georgia Native Plant Society

May 10, Atlanta GA

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.

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University of Delaware: Perennial Lecture Series

University of Delaware: Perennial Lecture Series

May 17, Newark DE

University of Delaware – Perennial Lecture + Membership Plant Distribution
Perennial horticulture made its debut in the U.S. in the Baltimore/Washington area. With the arrival of European plant and landscape visionaries [such as] Wolfgang Oehme in the 1950's, nursery plant catalogs changed and American landscapes transformed from static evergreens and empty turf to lush expanses of grasses and perennials. But who inspired these visonaries?

Please join us as we travel to Europe with Claudia West to meet the nurseryman, philosopher, and writer whom we have to thank: KARL FOERESTER. [Claudia will] offer a rare glimpse into [the] life [of FOERESTER] to discover why Foerster's visioin of densely planted landscapes is still relevant today. Learn about the rich history of perennial plant experts of the time and the network of international knowledge and plant exchange that brought us the wealth of hardy plants we have today.



Friends of the Wissahickon

Friends of the Wissahickon

May 19, Philadelphia PA

On May 19, landscape architect Claudia West will talk about the benefits of ecosystems, particularly in urban parks and gardens and how they contribute to biodiversity and habitat. She will discuss the ecosystems of the Wissahickon Valley Park. Claudia West is the ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries in Landenberg, Pa. She holds an M.A. in landscape architecture and regional planning from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

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Mt. Cuba Center: Sustainable Landscapes Class

Mt. Cuba Center: Sustainable Landscapes Class

May 21, Hockessin DE

Join Claudia West at Mt. Cuba Center:Sustainable Landscape Techniques
Make your landscape more ecologically sound by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening and landscaping techniques. Learn how to manage and conserve water using rain gardens, bio-swales, and rain barrels; reduce the demands of lawn care by adding meadow areas; and increase your energy savings with strategically placed layered plantings. 

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University of Maryland Extension: Master Gardener Training Conference

University of Maryland Extension: Master Gardener Training Conference

May 26, College Park Maryland

Claudia West: Creating Stunning Plant Communities that Stand the Test of Time
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.

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June, 2016

Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs

Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs

June 15, Dover DE

June 15 - State Meeting (Awards)
Location: Maple Dale Country Club, 180 Maple Dale Circle, Dover, DE 19904
Program: "The Landscape's Color Spectrum-Applying Natural Color Theory to Enhance Design"--Claudia West, Masters of Landscape Architecture, author, design consultant, Ecological Sales Manager-North Creek Nurseries
Host Club: Potpourri Garden Club

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Millersville Native Plant Conference 2016

Millersville Native Plant Conference 2016

June 15 through June 17, Ephrata PA

This is the conference everyone talks about! - Mark your calendars… for the 25th Annual Conference - June 15-17 for the 2016

Headlining the 2016 Conference are:
Claudia West and Thomas Rainer – who will be sharing and speak about their Top-Selling new book, Planting in a Post-Wild World.

Patrick Cullina, horticulturist and landscape designer behind the plantings on the Highline in NYC, and the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem – and many other amazing projects. Pat will lead a design workshop and speak about the importance of native plant communities in public landscape design.

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Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

June 21 through June 22, Cullowhee NC

The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape.

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July, 2016

Cultivate2016

Cultivate2016

July 9 through July 12, Columbus OH

BOOTHS 1001-1003

Join us for sessions with North Creek Nurseries' expert educators

Steve Castorani, President + CFO
Lecture Session - New and Underused Perennials: Emphasis on Native plants and Cultivars – Sunday 7/10 from 2:45 – 3:45
Panel Discussion -
Lean Flow: Real Life Examples From the Industry - Monday 7/11 from 9:45 – 10:45

Carrie Wiles, Marketing Manager
Lecture Session + PresentationEvery Drop Counts! Join Carrie to learn about the finest drought-tolerant native perennials available to landscapers in today’s market – plants that reduce water usage, overcome root zone competition, control erosion and more.

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August, 2016

Irvine Native Plant Seminar

Irvine Native Plant Seminar

August 27, Owings Mills MD

It’s perfect for homeowners, garden club enthusiasts, Native Plant Society members, nursery/landscape professionals, land managers and environmental educators. Three post-seminar workshops will be offered in the afternoon. This seminar provides a great opportunity to increase your knowledge about native vegetation, sustainable practices and the conservation of our regional landscapes.

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September, 2016

Mountain Top Arboretum

Mountain Top Arboretum

September 5 through July 19

It’s perfect for homeowners, garden club enthusiasts, Native Plant Society members, nursery/landscape professionals, land managers and environmental educators. Three post-seminar workshops will be offered in the afternoon. This seminar provides a great opportunity to increase your knowledge about native vegetation, sustainable practices and the conservation of our regional landscapes.