Amanda Streets is a mother, life-long gardener, and former teacher. She grew up on a working farm where her family raised livestock and tended large gardens and orchards. Her family has been farmers as far as we can look back, so you could say that growing food is in her genes. Helping preserve natural spaces has always been a priority for Amanda, so discovering permaculture helped blend her two passions together. Grow Permaculture helped her learn to design from a whole systems perspective, with longevity of the entire system as a priority from day one.
Amanda founded Living Roots Eco Design, an ecological landscape education and consulting business. She helps people learn how to take better care of themselves and the earth. Living Roots Eco Design focuses on teaching people skills to take care of their own landscapes in an earth-friendly way. Whether someone wants to grow vegetables, a food forest, native Florida plants, or just take care of their current landscaping without chemicals, Living Roots Eco Design can guide them. We like to say that we help people take their "dream landscape" and help it meet what's practical for each individual's space and budget. She has helped several families convert their lawns to native and edible landscapes. Many of those homes are in HOA communities.
Pinellas Community Compost is an initiative of Living Roots Eco Design. It actually started as a Facebook support group started by Amanda during her PDC with Grow Permaculture. Two other graduates, Jen Andreani and Heather Henderson got involved in the beginning. PCC grew bigger... We were invited to teach classes and even to organize food system initiatives with non-profit groups. Now, we offer virtual and in-person classes, and help with community sustainability initiatives for all sorts of compost and soil health related issues.