“Wherever you go, you can be home if you live in your heart.
The land will speak to your spirit. The air will style your clothes
The sun will fill your mind, your belly, and warm you.
Live by the seasons, rest when the crickets and toads serenade you”. -DH
I design and consult for ecologically supported homestead systems, ecosystem restoration, and intentional communities. I bring site-specific solutions based on local resources and site conditions. The majority of my designs are farms, homesteads, and village systems supplying perennial harvests to support the community.
Board Director of PRI/USA
Founder of United Designers International
Director of the Natural Capital Plant Database
Co-Author of three books on Sustainability and Ecological Design
Internationally Certified Permaculture Instructor (PRI/AU)
Academically Trained Ecological Designer
University of Minnesota Masters of Professional Studies in Horticulture and
Bachelor of Science degree in Temperate Climate Polyculture Design
Trained Permaculture and Polyculture Designer
Experienced in Teaching, International Course Development, and Project Management
Educator for multiple academic institutions and organizations