Why “regenerative”? Because the mainstream solution to climate change–use less, reduce our environmental impact–is not always practical or attainable to us as individuals. It also focuses on the negative, on us being bad. But what if we flipped this so-called solution on its head? What if instead of focusing on reducing our negative impact, we focused on increasing our positive impact? Instead of striving to be less bad, we worked on being more good?

This simple shift opens up our minds to brighter possibilities, including that of a recovered and thriving planet Earth–as well as prosperous and happy humans. We can be good and be well. When it comes to where and how we live, we don’t have to choose between Nature and Design.

Regenerative Landscapes

Landscape design that centers native and perennial plants to promote local ecosystem regeneration, from soil to sky. The result is self-sustaining landscapes that require minimal amounts of time and resources for future maintenance. Through this design process, we both create a vibrant living landscape and deepen our connection with it. A closer relationship with the land we live on empowers us to be its best stewards.

Design solution examples:

  • turfgrass lawn alternatives
  • herb gardens
  • meditation gardens
  • children/sensory gardens
  • food production
  • odd terrain solutions
  • wildlife/pollinator support
  • small urban spaces
  • rain gardens
  • eco-friendly hardscaping
  • contractor coordination
Eco-friendly Interiors

Interior design that uses clean and sustainable materials, finishes, and furnishings. We deserve our homes to be a source of health and joy, and not at the expense of faraway rainforests or nearby rivers. Every porcelain tile and every dining chair has a story. Through this design process, we are mindful of these stories in creating the perfect space for our needs.

Design solution examples:

  • cradle-to-cradle design approach
  • zero VOC finishes and furniture
  • recycled/upcycled materials
  • vendor selection based on responsible manufacturing and labor practices
  • house plant selection
  • integrative design process
  • contractor coordination
Remediating Plants

No matter what cultures we originate from, our predecessors used plants in more ways than just consumption. Learning how to use these plants can reconnect us with our ancestries and traditions. Growing these plants ourselves is an opportunity for an even deeper relationship with Nature, whether spiritual- or scientific-based (or both!) However we choose to appreciate them, remediating and medicinal plants have plenty to offer us in support of our own wellness and that of our surrounding landscapes.

Solution examples:

  • cultivation and harvesting
  • phytoremediation strategies
  • planting plans
  • responsible wildcrafting
  • DIY herbal preparation
  • herbal formulations and plans

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