Living in Topanga Canyon, the driving forces behind my work are ecological design, appropriate use of resources and clean/professional installations. You can sometimes find me leading Greywater workshops for Greywater Action and helping teach the Installer’s Certification course.
Sierra Watershed Progressive is a design to build cooperative focusing on watershed based projects and educational forums. Whether a residence, neighborhood or public project, all projects are treated with local water, plant, habitat and soil reuse concepts for highest ecological and maintenance values. With a wide range of experienced project managers and technicians, our site expertise ranges from California Coast Ranges, to Eastern Sierra Nevada habitats.
Sierra Living skills offers workshops, consultations, and designs/installations of home scale greywater systems. We use a sustainable and resilient whole systems approach with Permaculture principals when looking at the landscape, integrating food forests, veggie gardens, orchards, water catchment and native drought tolerant plants. We also offer affordable natural building of bath houses and small creative outbuildings that are “alive” and healthy, using onsite resources/repurposed materials whenever possible. We are based out of Nevada County (north east of Sacramento) near Nevada City/ Grass Valley.
“The mission of the Northcoast Environmental Center is to promote understanding of the relations between people and the biosphere and to conserve, protect,
and celebrate terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems of northern California and southern Oregon.”
Love’s Gardens is a full-service landscaping company that simplifes the lives and beautifying the gardens of Santa Cruz. Landscape Contractor C27-363672
Grow Water is an organization dedicated to providing household, community & regional solutions; in practice and policy; supporting water-harvesting, greywater, conservation, food production and integrated design in the Sacramento region (and beyond). We aim to provide people with the skills and knowledge to facilitate best practices within their homes, businesses, watersheds and bioregions through a community based, co-op model and specialized trainings.
“Equinox Landscape Construction Corporation is a family business, owned and operated by Patrick and Heather Picard (Contractors License #717135.) Since 1992, they have built their business upon the principals of quality, integrity and respect for their clients, their staff and the environment.
They are Accredited Business members of the Better Business Bureau, members of the Green Business Program of Marin County.
As members of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), they have won awards for both their installations and maintenance of gardens.”
Working side by side, your personal EcoAssistant . . .
Gets to know you in a patient and mindful process
Helps identify your accomplishments and constraints
Recommends uniquely tailored solutions
Works within your means to get the job done
Connects you with other local providers and resources
Offers ongoing support and mutual learning
Serving Davis, California, and nearby areas
Water and Landscape Services
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
I am an architect that followed Wright’s words beyond architecture to my family roots in agriculture and aquaculture. I see urban agriculture as a way to combine my passion and skills between these fields while working to elevate the presence, performance and influence of nature within built environments, watersheds and regional food systems.
I currently work at MidPen Housing as GIS Specialist where my expertise in architecture, agriculture, planning and sustainability have been valuable in developing affordable housing. Meanwhile, as Greywater Action Level 2 Installer and graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, I perform freelance organic gardening and design work that focuses on greywater irrigation systems.
Most recently, I’ve launched California Clips, affordable water saving clips made in CA that anyone can use to retrofit toilets to recover up to a gallon per flush with no loss in flushing power. Over 1200 toilets have been retrofitted to date and are now recovering over 1 million gallons of excess toilet bowl refill water every year . Please email me for a free sample.
California H2orticulture Services is a an ecological landscaping and consulting company that specializes in water management. Our mission is to implement sustainable and appropriate solutions to improve water use efficiency in landscape and agricultural irrigation systems. Our staff certifications and affiliations include: Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (Irrigation Association), Monterey Bay Green Gardener Certification Program Instructor, Cabrillo College Irrigation Instructor, Founding member of Central Coast Graywater Alliance, Member of Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange and Santa Cruz County Water Conservation Coalition.
All Sustainable Systems has been in business since 2004, beginning with the Passive House Design course with Solar Energy International and has expanded into Sustainable Building Advising, Certified Green Building Professional, Certified BPI Building Analyst, Energy Star Rating, Greywater Installer, Watershed Management and installation of Rainwater Catchment Systems. We can provide you with consulting services for a better, energy efficient way to build, install laundry to landscape systems, as well as designing rain gardens and water catchment systems.