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
Happy Interdependence Day
July 1, 2020

Interdependence is the Way Through by Leigh Adams Interdependence is when multiple organisms link together to create a mutually supportive alliance.... Read More
NO JUSTICE…NO REGENERATION
June 15, 2020

We talk a lot about degenerative landscapes vs. regenerative landscapes, and the future of “sustainable landscapes” as being the road toward... 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