Carla Anderson, RLA, ASLA

 Carla is a registered Landscape Architect, has a degree in Botany, and has been practicing Landscape Architecture for over 20 years.  A resident of Colorado since 1992, she has been an active Colorado Master Gardener since 1996.   

 Her professional work of site design, planting design, and construction supervision focuses on environmentally responsible landscape solutions.  This includes water management practices, use of native, low maintenance and drought-tolerant plants, and consideration of adverse environmental impacts, such as challenges with native fauna and erratic weather conditions.  

 Carla has been gardening most of her life. Her personal garden, situated in Crystola at a very dry 8,900 ft. and without automatic irrigation, gives her much opportunity to tackle extreme challenges and practice tolerance, patience, and “Darwinian gardening”.  

 Community Action:    The award-winning Carnegie Library Public Garden, of which she is the designer and primary organizer for the installation, has been a six-year volunteer contribution to the community of Colorado Springs.  She is also involved in the establishment of a high-altitude community vegetable garden in Green Mt. Falls.