Inspiring a global paradigm shift by influencing humanity’s reintegration with Nature


Shawn Maestretti

Shawn Maestretti is a designer, licensed landscape architect and contractor, certified arborist and permaculture designer, plant daddy, educator, author-in-the-works, and environmental activist. He is inspired and moved by the natural world, propelling his purpose toward a better, brighter future for his son and generations beyond. His mission is to inspire a global paradigm shift that will transform humanity’s relationships with each other and with Nature…one shift at a time.

Reimagining Landscape + Lifestyle

Shawn Maestretti is helping communities make small but effective lifestyle changes to nurture beautiful, meaningful and transformational landscapes. Experience his message and see how you too can make a change.

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Empowering people to create lasting, positive change

Human behaviors are driving emissions which are heating up the biosphere, and those behaviors are driven by individual, as well as collective beliefs and values.

It is at the intersections of landscape and lifestyle where humanity can reimagine simple and approachable actions to support the living systems that support all life.

Approachable and accessible, Shawn’s talks and course have been delivered to primary students as well as professionals.

  • Keynote talk (45 min): Reimaging Landscape + Lifestyle
  • Workshop (90 min): Reimaging Landscape + Lifestyle
  • Four Part Design Course: Redesigning Landscape + Lifestyle
What our audiences say about us:

“They are experts in their field and have a true passion for the environment, for building community and for building connection with the natural systems which sustain us. They approach their work with great attention to quality and making a meaningful impact.”

Ursula Schmidt, Pasadena Water and Power

“Kudos to Shawn Maestretti for his enthusiastic and skillful presentation of an emerging paradigm for urban gardens. This paradigm frames the global causes and impacts associated with climate change and describes actions that can be applied locally in gardens and landscapes of all sizes to address these causes and impacts. The re-generation of gardens embraces carbon sequestration, heat island cooling, climate adapted plants, rainwater harvesting, habitat enhancement and a vision for gardens of the future.”
Robert Perry, FASLA, Author ofLandscape Plants for California Gardens

“Shawn has a passion for his work which is infectious and translates his learnings into models which we can all apply to our daily lives to positively improve our relationship with the environment around us: physically, metaphorically, and spiritually. He will leave your audience feeling more eco-conscious, non-judgmentally, and in a way which empowers people to shift their behaviors.”
Dr. Mark McBride-Wright

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