We have designed, implemented and help maintain close to 100 gardens throughout the greater Atlanta area. To respect the privacy of our residential clients, we do not list them by name.
Community/ Commercial Design:
Elohee Retreat Center 2013-2014
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 hosts: miles of hiking trails, a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting and passive irrigation system, a spa with an essential oil garden for on-site distillation, a natural swimming pond, teaching studios for the arts, yoga and meditation huts. On site food will be produced at several garden sites throughout the property: an organic kitchen garden, polyculture orchard, culinary, tea and medicinal plants garden, an edible flower allele, and native medicinal trail walks. Also, a Cherokee medicine wheel labyrinth garden, various pollinator meadows, cut flower gardens, habitat restoration plantings and native plantings identified as local to the area’s ecosystem are featured.
Four Corners Park Ecological Agriculture Plan along the Atlanta Beltline in Peoplestown, 2014
Ashby Circle Playlot, 2014
A pollinator garden and community park in Historic Atlanta neighborhood Washington Park. Storm water mitigation, native perennials and grasses create a meadow effect to support pollinators and a healthy garden ecology.
Sugar Creek Garden (a branch of the Wylde Center) 2010-2012
Founded and manage first City of Decatur supported sustainable agriculture initiative. Lead volunteers and community events. Managed an urban farm as market garden with produce sales to area restaurants and direct to neighbors.
United Methodist Childrens Home: Healing Farm, 2008
This intown Decatur home that houses youth-in-need of all ages has great potential to integrate its therapeudic programs into the natural world. This project calls for a multi-layered, farm-based education. Youth will have access to fresh produce, nutritional guidance and the ability to grow in understanding and respect for themselves and nature. Involvement in a creative relationship with nature can activate a deep sense of purpose and well-being; an improved ability to work in groups and greater self-esteem. Children will have opportunities to develop skills in growing sectors, like food production and preparation.
Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run: Rain Garden, 2008
Stormwater issues lead to the creation of this raingarden that hosts native plants and encourages infiltration of water. The garden serves for ecological education.
Southeast Clarke Park, Stormwater-Wildlife Raingarden, 2005
Drew Charter School, 2012-2013
Design and creation of an Ecological Learning Garden to be integrated into school curriculum, featuring stormwater collection, edible and medicinal plants, wildlife meadow, outdoor musical instruments and many learning possibilities.
Atlanta Preparatory Academy, 2012
Community design process to develop edible demonstration garden, including water-conserving technologies, cultural theme gardens, edible plants and art space.
New Schools at Carver Unity Garden, 2011-2012
Extensive community design process and volunteer garden installation to realize an edible courtyard for health and to integrate the four schools of Carver.
Cobb School District Garden Project, 2011-2012
Project management for school garden and nutrition program for 10 elementary schools in Cobb County school system. A pilot project with national relevance, in partnership with Captain Planet Foundation
Alpharetta High School , 2010
For special needs kids, this garden was designed to feature elements that draw people into the natural environment: various fragrances, textures, colors and tastes. Low cedar beds provide definition to annual growing areas; an all-access, raised bed was constructed, and herbs and perennials that pop out of corners and edge paths lend a wild feeling to the place.
Elaine Clark Center for Exceptional Students, 2009
In 2010 we broke ground on two gardens for special needs children. The aim of this project was to engage children with their natural environment. With fragrances, plant textures, color and tastes the children are drawn into nature and their bodies by experiencing their senses. Plants exhibit a soothing quality- soft textures or medicinal herbs such as chamomile and passionflower are known to calm the nerves. ADA accessible paths, a strawberry patch with winding step stones, blackberries trellised on fences, a raised vegetable planter are some of the features of this school garden.
Early Childhood Learning Center: City Schools of Decatur, 2008
Transformed from chain-link fence and turf, school grounds at ECLC in Decatur GA will host a variety of opportunities for play and learning: a small-scale farm, composting, shade reading room with native plants, outdoor art space, colorful plantings, bird and butterfly wildlife area, and rain harvesting systems. Teachers will have the opportunity to teach hands-on learning about life cycles, growing and preparing seasonal food, nutrition and caring for natural systems.
Cook Elementary School Garden, 2008
An outdoor learning garden ties curricula into nature and offers students and teachers the opportunity to learn outside. A small area of the playground was converted into plots for growing, surrounded by fruiting and flowering perennial plants, complete with a muscadine grape arbor entrance.
Parks Middle School Wildlife Habitat, 2007
Created via a grant from Center for Working Families, this garden was designed and implemented in Sept 2009. Designed as a wildlife habitat, it features food and shelter in the form of native plants for butterflies, birds, small mammals and more. It was designed to be enjoyed by all school personnel and to be used as an outdoor classroom.