Working with Nature
We see gardening as a cyclical process that builds on itself to create a stronger, healthier ecosystem year after year. (This, rather than the linear process of modern conventional farming, that starts in the spring, requires load of energy and ends after the fall harvest, leaving depleted, bare soil that will require starting over each year.)
We believe in slow-gardening, or building a garden over time, as a process. An ecologically designed garden means that as the garden evolves, nature continuously rejuvenates the soil and helps it to retain water. With good design, less human energy and fewer inputs are needed to sustain the garden as it matures.
Our garden designs include planting diverse, complementary species that naturally add nutrients to the soil and attract beneficial and interesting wildlife.
We prefer building soil to buying it. By saving kitchen and yard waste to create nutrient packed compost, we rejuvenate the garden soil sustainably.