Sustenance Design was founded in 2006 as the Atlanta area’s first edible landscape design company, with cutting edge practices in landscape sustainability. We are a team with diverse talents that intersect in a love for the earth and a desire to recreate human relationship to nature, towards sustainability, health and peace.
Together, our team credentials include: masters degrees in landscape architecture, agriculture and ecology, certified Permaculture design, LEED AP (the national green building standard), and Geomancy practitioners, earth energy healers who works towards balance in the landscape. Our implementation team (in partnership with Greenspace Innovations) has over fifteen years of experience and excellence in customer service.
Lindsey E Mann, Founder and Executive Director
Lindsey’s passion for ecological/human health guides her to support people in creating productive, biodiverse gardens for themselves and their communities. She has ten years experience in sustainable design, including a graduate degree from UGA in landscape architecture and agro-ecology. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. She is currently a staff member at the Wylde Center, where she manages and educates on an urban farm. Lindsey’s holisitic approach to sustainability is informed by her ongoing studies in Ayurveda and Yoga with preeminent spiritual head of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, Sri Swamini Mayatitananda. She is a graduate of the first North American School of Geomancy founded by Marko and Ana Pogacnik and continues regular explorations in geomancy locally and abroad.
Kyla Zaro-Moore, Director School Gardens Division
Kyla’s dedication to growing food in the city has its roots in a childhood spent in the heart of Atlanta punctuated by summers at farm camp. Since receiving a Master’s in Agriculture from U. Minnesota in 2001, Kyla has been exploring ways to bring agriculture alive in the city. From running garden-based youth programs to managing school and community gardens to raising backyard goats and chickens, Kyla is always creating opportunities for people to actively connect to their food system. She offers expertise in designing and implementing successful school and community gardens. From organizing a garden committee to developing curriculum, Sustenance Design provides schools with garden assistance tailored to their school and teacher needs.
Jordan Ososki, Permaculture Design
Jordan Ososki is a certified permaculture designer with many moons of experience in garden design, sustainable agriculture, artistic design, environmental enhancements, space organization, management, and customer service. His vision for the world is a holistic culture that weaves ecological and ethical practices into the fabric of everyday living. Jordan is an artist, musician, educator, and a student of metaphysics. He believes beauty and productivity should not be mutually exclusive in any environment, rather form and function should serve each other in a harmonious, cohesive whole system. Jordan hopes to be one of the pioneers of Atlanta’s budding urban agriculture movement, and he is honored and proud to be member of a new emerging culture of awareness, respect, peace, and kindness.
Diana Young, Geomancy Consultant
Diana Young is a certified Quantum-Touch instructor and Usui Reiki Master. Diana teaches and practices interspecies communication, hands-on healing, and is a graduate of the first North American School of Geomancy founded by Marko Pogacnik. She works with Sustenance Design founder Lindsey on a regular basis towards Geomancy Atlanta which aims to work with the spiritual levels of the landscape in our locale.
Massey McLaughlin, Implementation