Introduction to Our Design Services
We consider that a regenerative approach goes several steps beyond sustainable, as it doesn’t just prevent further degradation – it actively heals the earth and communities. An example would be regenerative agriculture which builds depleted soils, increases diversity and wildlife habitat, renews water supplies and makes them healthier, and creates more economic resiliency.
We design landscapes to be both beautiful and functional. An edible landscape is:
- Easy to care for – less work than conventional gardens
- Aesthetic, beautiful and interesting
- Healthy, providing nutritious food year around
- Economical – skip the fertilizer, and reduce your grocery bill with fresh, healthy food you grew yourself
- Natural – we design gardens to work with natural systems, rather than fighting them
Interested in selling what you grow? We can help with that, too.
An edible forest garden can provide food year around with little upkeep or care. The idea behind it is that by mimicking natural systems, we can work with nature’s energies and do less work ourselves.
Perennial plants in Florida often offer harvests for many months out of the year and require little care or upkeep to keep producing, year after year. We specialize in working with plants that thrive in Florida and taste like more familiar annuals that are difficult to grow in this climate, like spinach and lettuce.
Many of the plants we work with are highly nutritious as well as very attractive. Some of them have medicinal qualities as well.
Designing For Resiliency
It’s good to be prepared for any contingency, whether you live in an urban or rural area. We have helped individuals and groups design property to be fully off grid and self-sufficient.
We have many resources to help you achieve this and we design for the whole picture – including creative financing for your project, crafting workable agreements, food, water and energy security, etc.
Rain Catchment, Irrigation & Water Catchment
How can you use water most efficiently in your landscape and household? We can help you create a whole systems package, unique to your site and your personal needs, that will reduce your water needs substantially and give you an emergency back-up water supply.
We understand the challenges of a small business as well as the challenges of a farm ecosystem. We help you look at viability of various approaches based on your interests and resources including regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, agroecology, aquaculture, value added, polyculture, and other potential yields.
We have a small farm ourselves, and incorporate these regenerative agriculture techniques on it.
We have worked with forming intentional communities, established communities that want to become more intentional or resilient, public garden projects or regenerative urban agriculture projects, non-profit groups, co-operatives, and other projects aimed at holistic living on a community scale.
We facilitate agreements among stakeholders, guide groups to establish policy that will help them be more regenerative and resilient, do exploratory assessments to determine capacity, co-create strategic planning, and more. We can help you navigate the many facets of working in groups to ensure success of the project.