Shawn Maestretti Garden Architecture is now Studio Petrichor!

Living with the Wild: The Case for Biodiversity Gardens
September 9, 2020

Living with the Wild: The Case for Biodiversity Gardens by Sarah Fisher A question I’ve often heard during my time working... Read More
Mindfulness in this Climate….It Starts with You!
August 14, 2020

Cultivating Mindfulness...In This Climate Image Credit: @reacttosuccess The COVID-19 pandemic has been an uncomfortable and even downright devastating experience for so many.... Read More
Team Petrichor in Your Community…It Could Happen =)
July 31, 2020

Pasadena Water and Power Sheldon Reservoir Highlights Municipal and community engagement is one of our many regenerative goals as we move... Read More
Regenerative Homesteads: Start with a Plan
May 21, 2020

Whether you are a design professional, a city planner, municipality, developer or possibly most importantly, a member of the community, a... Read More
Fire and Chaparral in Southern California
December 4, 2019

Things to know about fire, nature and our relationship with both… I recently was introduced to the work of the Chaparral…

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Summer-Dry Blues
September 4, 2019

Hugelkultur and berms implemented to build healthy, reslient soil and capture additional rainwater. Summer-Dry Blues By Shawn Maestretti and Leigh Adams... Read More
Problem Solving in the Landscape — Hillsides Design
August 19, 2019

BEFORE                                         ... Read More
Book Recommendation: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
July 31, 2019

“In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.”  ― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass:... Read More
Hugelkultur Berms: What Are They? How to Build Them? And Why?
March 11, 2019

Hugelkultur (noun – German – translates to “mound culture”) is a horticultural technique where mounds constructed of wood material, such as…

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A Prayer For The Planet
January 1, 2019

Hope is a powerful feeling.  It can inspire action, and by inspiring action we experience monumental accomplishments. At the beginning of…

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