Designing, from an urban backyard to a rural farm, are about taking people’s ambitions about how they want to live and building an environment that supports that vision. Designing a property is often about designing someone’s lifestyle through the natural elements around them. Tailor made design means starting from a solid understanding of the physical site and elements like soil, sun, and water, and then combining that with a deep understanding of the client’s needs and preferences.
“Holistic landscape design is an amazing process because, we don’t just manifest people’s desires, but rather, we help re-create people’s daily lives, connecting them to the land more, and regenerating both.”
If you have a property you want to talk about, please feel free to contact me for a chat.
QUALIFICATIONS, MENTORS, & CO-TEACHERS
Current Merrit Landscape Architecture Student, Oakland, CA.
Darren D. Doherty, REX onsite and online training & team member, CA.
Chris Grampp, student, Merrit Landscape Architecture, Merrit College
Peter Allen, Mastodon Valley PDC, Guest Presenter & Co-Chef, Wisconsin
Grant Schultz, Versaland Farm Scale Training, Guest Presenter & Chef , Iowa
Catherine Rose & Andrea Holker, Solt Mission Children’s Program & Site Design, Haiti
Geoff Lawton, Online PDC graduate
Tim Barker, Erica & Ernie Wisner, and Paul Wheaton, Rocket Mass Heater Tech, Montana
Sepp Holzer, Several Onsight Trainings, in the US and Austria.
Chris Schein, Merrit Permaculture Design Certificate, Teacher’s Assistant.