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

Eco-Learning Garden at Drew Charter, GA Gardening Magazine, Oct 2013

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Eco-learning garden at Drew Charter School

Recently implemented, the learning garden at the progressive Drew Charter School in the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta will provide opportunities for students to learn about sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystem function in every sesason.  The garden is located in the central courtyard of the school. Features of the learning garden include: (PHOTOS BELOW of meadow installation) – a rain harvest... read more

Medicinal Herbs Growing Interview

Interview on Growing Medicinal Herbs in the Piedmont Region with Sustenance Design Founder Lindsey Mann questions by Laura Martin-Eagle, candidate for Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, California College of Ayurveda 1. What are the materials needed to start a small operation herb garden, both indoor and outdoor? Because Im partial to growing outside, as it fosters ecological depth (making organic growing more... read more
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