Architecting Sustainable Landscapes

An old Greek proverb says “a society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.”  In other words, the pinnacle of a civilization is when its citizens develop future-thinking lifestyles.  The future of humanity resides in discovering and crafting sustainable ways of life, and this can begin now with our homes, or more specifically, our landscapes.

The purpose of this blog is to provide clients with practical tips and information regarding environmentally friendly, sustainable options that can work within a particular client’s aesthetic needs and desires, with a keen eye towards Northern California’s ecological systems.  We will explore topics such as the use of California native plants, as well as home gardens and water conversation, especially the latter, as water is our most valuable resource.