SD Featured in Natural Awakenings April 2017 Issue

Sustenance Design founder Lindsey discussing the importance biodiversity in an ecological and edible landscape…. for schools and... read more

Chattahoochee Hills Charter School: Ecological Master Plan and Implementing

We’re so excited to begin implementing our Ecological Master Plan for the charter school in Chattahoochee Hills!  It’s a progressive school board, so we could get really creative with visioning this project.  We included things like a native and medicinal forest garden, a permaculture orchard and farm for the school cafeteria, and themed, individual classroom gardens.  Of course, native... read more

Elohee Retreat Center: Ecological Design Collaboration

A destination healing retreat center, sited on over 200 gorgeous acres in the southern Blue Ridge mountains, will host 100 participants for a car-free stay.  As an ecological design collaboration, the retreat center facility was designed to include: miles of hiking trails, a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting and passive irrigation system, a spa with an essential oil garden for on-site distillation, a... read more

Plant Profile: Echinacea purpurea for your edible (medicinal) landscape

  Echinacea purpurea planted with Liatris spicata in an early summer garden at the Drew Charter School.     [This article published in Georgia Gardening Magazine Sept 2014 edition] Echinacea purpurea is native to a wide range of ecosystems from the northeast, midwest and southeast.  It’s a highly beneficial and beautiful plant that deserves widespread use. A hardy perennial in zones 4-9,... read more

Utilizing Cover Crops for Your Edible Landscape

[This article was printed in the June 2014 issue of the Highlands Laurel, authored by Sustenance Design founder Lindsey Mann] Cover cropping is a foundational practice in organic agriculture of growing seasonal plants, not for sale or consumption, but instead to benefit the soil.  We can utilize this wonderful method to manage and improve smaller-scale gardens.  Also considered green manure or living... read more
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