Tenet #10 – Educating and Empowering
January 26, 2022

As design practitioners, we are always actively learning. Our goal with Tenet 10 is to “pass it on” through Education and…

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Porter’s World: The Future of Our Planet
January 2, 2021

Porter’s World: The Future of Our Planet A New Year’s Message from Shawn Maestretti On November 5, 2016, Porter Drake Maestretti…

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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
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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