Our focus is on ecological processes, interactions, and relationships
of living beings in time and space, acknowledging the urge of each
and all to survive, prosper, and regenerate. The work is future-oriented and often deals with highly disturbed or stressed sites.
Much of our present attention is to meadow/pollinator gardens and how they may include herbs of use to people, as based on historical/cultural research, while also serving specified insects, birds, and other wildlife.
We also enhance woodlands and establish woodland wildflower gardens, productive woodland understories, and food forest gardens. Water issues, whether too much or too little, are dealt with by adjusting topography and hydrology for maximum benefit, and fitting new plantings to the conditions. We're experienced with coastal wetlands, streambanks, ephemeral streambeds, ponds and pond edges too.
Planting schemes relate to objectives: Where ecological restoration of native species and wildlife habitat is
the goal, we reinstate historically referenced native plant communities. Where ecological function (e.g., wildlife support, erosion prevention, water management, etc.) and/or aesthetic pleasure is the aim, the plant palette expands to include selected non-natives and cultivars. Where food and sustenance for human life is primary,
the emphasis shifts to plants with edible, medicinal, and/or practical value, regardless of place of origin.
Planting plans and detail designs follow on comprehensive site study and analyses, master planning,and conceptual design. Installation is followed by monitoring, management/stewardship plans, and management guidance.