“Weeds” are a tell-tale sign of blight and neglect, but they also represent a whole living ecology thriving right under our up-turned noses. This garden was created as part of an option studio taught at the Tulane School of Architecture Spring 2012 called, "The Weed Studio: The Landscape of Spontaneous Urban Vegetation." The installation encourages people to think differently about these plants and their role in the ever changing urban environment. It is a living laboratory that investigates the life cycle of these plants for possible uses in empty city lots. It is composed of boxes holding sandy soils and found clay soils typical of vacant lot conditions throughout the City. Within each box propagation strategies for the most common weeds using seeds or by transplanting are explored.