Our Design Approach

We design landscapes based on the permaculture ethics of:

  1. Earth care,
  2. People care,
  3. Fair share.

We learn design from the ulu – the Malay word for wildness. We mimic Nature’s patterns and relationships in our design and draw inspiration from her. We work with, rather than against Nature.

We design systems as a whole. We consider the client’s objectives, the lay of the land, the existing vegetation, the soil condition, food production, passive housing, water management, fertility cycles, waste minimization, biodiversity, ornamental value, and much more. We put ourselves in the user’s shoes. We think about the maintenance requirements after the initial build and whether resources allow for that.

During implementation, we employ less invasive and less energy intensive methods, but we also recognize the long-term benefits of earth sculpting when necessary. We do not level slopes or strip existing vegetation bare. We never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We never design solely for aesthetics or follow global trends.

Most importantly, we see ourselves as land stewards. Our designs strive to heal and create abundance on the land beyond our lifetimes.

Our strength lies in being able to integrate a variety of important topics within a single system.

  • Food Forest
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Natural Farming
  • Agroforestry
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Composting and Waste Management
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Earthworks
  • Water Management
  • Aquaculture
  • Passive Housing
  • Soil Building
  • Reforestation


You don’t have a snail problem, you have a duck deficiency.

– Bill Mollison