From a simple lawn and pool to a yard with native plant edges, shady oak understories, a patio with firepit, and a sensory herb garden path.
A historic downtown Charleston home with oystershell driveway and small patch of lawn becomes a permeable paver drive with patio space for gathering and grilling, an accessory dwelling unit, and a back deck boardwalk with outdoor shower and native plant accents.
This new build, overlooking the marsh and out to the ocean now blends into the established native plant landscape with understory plantings, rain gardens, and expanded vegetable garden, and a managed seaside meadow with diverse wildflowers and grasses.
Tucked into downtown Charleston, this once formal backyard of lawn and camellias becomes a permaculture food forest full of fruit tree guilds, ornamental native shrubs, untamed wildflowers, and a garden of ingredients for fresh cocktails and patio dinners.
Lathrop Retirement Community, thinking beyond their time, requests a master plan to increase the resilience of the landscape in the face of climate change projections while improving access and accents to nature trails and common sit spots.
An undulating back yard that once struggled with flooding and muddy spots becomes a chinapas garden inspired permaculture landscape built for play and learning behind a family home.
Summit Academy transforms their arrival at school into a welcoming space full of plants, sensory experiences, and mindful walking paths for students to relax and tune into what brings them to their center.
A large back yard with a forested slope down to the water is designed and planted with edible and native accents around the pool, a kitchen herb garden near the back deck, a small orchard bordering the property line fence, and a shady understory of winding walkways and meditation sit spots.
5 acres undergoes a permaculture sector analysis to understand how and where to site two new homes and driveways and design for a "7 layer" food forest and resilient permaculture elements to become a sanctuary and homestead.