Shanti Nagel is inspired by the magic of plants and the power of effective design. She owns Design Wild, a collaborative landscape design firm based in New York City. Shanti believes strongly in the positive change green space brings to people, places and culture. Shanti founded her own organic vegetable farm at the age of 20, selling at local farmers’ markets, as well as starting a CSA. After years in operation, she moved from rural agriculture to urban agriculture, managing one of the largest urban farms in NYC. Shanti is a graduate of the School of Professional Horticulture at the NY Botanical Garden, a trained horticulturist and skilled garden designer. She acts as technical, design and agricultural advisor on many projects including rooftop farms, school gardens, public space and community parks.