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Rory Klick
Instructor, Horticulture
Bldg 14

Teaching full time at CLC since: 2008; also has taught at Northeastern University and at the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Subjects taught at CLC: Introductory horticulture; tree and shrub identification; local flora; annuals, perennials and weeds; natural areas management, sustainable landscapes; sustainable agriculture; horticulture practicum.

Education: B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Northeastern Illinois University; M.S.L.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

What inspires me about my field: I love the chance to create special places that people enjoy, and leaving behind work that will grow and evolve with time. I especially enjoy going back to see projects I worked on years ago that are still there, those that have become amazing landscapes, perhaps originated by me but having grown into something beyond what I envisioned. That is what working with living plants and interactive spaces is all about.