“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
ECOLOGICAL DESIGN AND RESTORATION
from Southwoods Ecosystems
In recent months the need for a resilient and abundant food production has become extreme. All over the world supply chains and markets are failing and choices for healthy food are becoming limited. If you feel the need or desire to create your own food supply that will be resilient for years to come, please contact us.
We provide ecological design and restoration throughout North America and the world. We supply site assessments, ecosystem restoration, and ecological design for farms, homesteads, urban living, and intentional communities. All across North America and the tropics, Southwoods has designed living systems for family and large scale food production. We also have created a network of designers across the globe that want to help build individual and community resources through the use of permaculture and ecological design practices. Now is the time, in this short window before winter comes, to build your gardens of long-term food resource and nutrients.
We offer a complete ecologically-based strategy supporting long-term harvest and resilience. Our team conducts site assessments for your future prairie oasis, dry land sanctuary, or cold climate paradise. Our global ecology and its effect on the carrying capacity of your land is our first concern. We build your natural capital to ensure your lands abundance. Call us for information about our ecological and permaculture design process or fill out the form on the contact page. Now is the time.
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