Kate will be presenting her talk “Phytoremediation: Pollution Purging Plants” at the Resilient Landscapes Symposium this spring at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Can plants help remediate a site’s contaminants when soil or water testing reveals something troublesome? With careful research and planning, integrating phytotechnology planting into design work can result in huge financial and environmental benefits. Kate will review the tools and plants used to create effective phytolandscapes. Kate coauthored the award-winning book PHYTO: A Resource for Site Remediation and Landscape Design which reviews strategies for remediation using plant-based systems.


Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Varsity Hall