Our Specialties Include:

  • In person consultations to help you learn about your land and discuss its potential

  • Master site plans including native and edible planting designs, water management, nutrient cycling, pathways, and utility areas

  • Maintenance plans to keep your land healthy and your plants thriving

  • Designing native landscapes with ecological benefits for native pollinators and wildlife

  • Designing landscapes with resiliency for extreme weather and catastrophes

  • Installation plans for DIY Installers and professionals alike with detailed construction drawings

  • 3d Modeling to help you visualize your project

Read more below about how we leave your land better than we found it.

Take care of people.

Take care of the planet.

Give everything its fair share.

Allow time for change.

All of our work is based on the above four ethics. When built on this solid foundation of ethics and combined with thorough site analysis, research, and client communication, designs come naturally and celebrate the landscape. Below are a few thoughts on how ethically based, regenerative design can impact your land in a positive way.

Water

Water should be valued and understood. As a powerful force that moves earth and nutrients, water management is critical to healthy, resilient landscapes. With an average acre in North Carolina receives upwards of 1.5 million gallons of rain water per year, paying attention to where its all going is crucial. Strategic earthworks, robust management plans, and native plant selections can help make the most of your water and keep it healthy as it flows downstream.

Food

With a little love, a quarter acre can produce a significant portion of a family's diet. Food plants can be beautiful in the garden and are a fun way for a family to connect with their land. Not only does this reduce strain on the country's food production systems, but it helps build local food systems and resilient communities. Many people spend thousands of dollars per year growing plants which are used only for decoration. Why not grow food?

Climate and Energy

In a natural plant system or farm, a net negative carbon footprint is not only possible, but normal. Your land is a carbon sink, and you can help it do its job well. Good management practices (such as using leaf fall to mulch beds) help build soil and sink carbon. Strategic plantings can drastically improve the passive heating and cooling of structures, reducing energy consumption and a good plan can reduce how far you push a wheel barrow.

Plants and Wildlife

In the spirit of giving everything it's fair share, wildlife should always be considered. If that idea alone doesn't sit with you, consider the wide range of ecosystem services provided by wildlife. Two examples are pollinators and decomposers. Pollinators (including many insects, reptiles, and birds; not just bees!) ensure our plants set fruit and our flowers show up year after year. Decomposers such as worms, beetles, snails, bacteria, and fungi help sequester carbon and build fertile soil.

Soil

Soil is alive! If you've been told that one inch of soil loss per year is normal, you've been misinformed. The natural process of succession builds soil and soil life, and these things in turn grow big healthy plants to feed you and the wildlife on and around your land. Treat your soil right with regenerative land management.

Resilience

In a changing world, designs must account for the extremes. Droughts, floods, and fires are all real possibilities. Your land can and should take an active role in mitigating the risks and meeting the challenges these natural occurrences present.