Ecological Landscape Design
Our team finds elegant solutions to design challenges that strengthen the ecological and social fabric of place. We specialize in designing integrated landscapes that engage users, build healthy soils, showcase green infrastructure, provide pollinator habitat, and grow food. Clients include homeowners, colleges, urban farms, non-profits, and municipalities.
Example Project: Fowler Clark Epstein Urban Farm
We design regenerative agriculture systems that heal degraded landscapes, and contribute to viable farm livelihoods and resilient food systems. Whether it’s design from the ground up, or transitioning an existing enterprise, we help clients integrate practices like restoration agroforestry, carbon farming, productive riparian buffers, and alley cropping. We also assist with farm enterprise planning, stewardship planning, and implementation guidelines.
Relevant Project: Triangle Land Conservancy Agriculture Master Plan
Climate Resilience + Nature-Based Solutions
We work with non-profits, municipalities, and regional governments to plan and manage resilient landscapes. Our team specializes in assessing the unique soil health values of forests, wetlands, farmland, and turf and ornamental landscapes. These assessments help clients to make land-use planning decisions that build healthy soils, improve water quality, reduce flooding, cool local temperatures, enhance open space, and support biodiversity.
Relevant Project (subcontractor to BSC Group): Apple Country Natural Climate Solutions Project
Designing resilient and dynamic landscapes requires a design process that engages and responds to stakeholders. We work to include diverse perspectives, illuminate design principles, and get people excited about co-creating landscapes they want to live in.
Relevant Project: Gardening the Community Urban Farm