Garden Design

Each landscaping project is a unique opportunity to improve the health of the land, relationships, and systems it sustains. I have learned from instructors in many horticultural fields, from Organic Farming to Arboriculture, and use a variety of methods to best help both land and inhabitants.

My work emphasizes the use of permaculture principles, native plants, and edible perennials. I enjoy working with small spaces, adaptive gardens, and special sensory needs — making gardens accessible and enjoyable for everyone. My designs also incorporate plants for wildlife and pollinator habitat, making your yard a haven for humans and other creatures alike.

We begin with a free site assessment. This will include taking stock of water, sunlight, and wind in the area, as well as observing the health of the extant plants and soil. Then the client and I will discuss their ideas and needs for the space. With their input, I will create a drawing of the finished space as well as a list of plant species, instructions for care, and resources for sourcing the needed materials.

My designs focus on working with the soil and plants already present in an area, and making slow and intentional changes to improve the site. Incorporating perennial and native plants, gardens will continue to change and grow year after year. I aim to make these landscapes low-impact and easy on both the gardeners and the environment.

Questions? Contact me to see if I can help with your garden needs!

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