Founder, Principal Designer & Gardener
Evan developed his passion for design and the outdoors into the art and science of making gardens. A native of Virginia, he spent his early childhood at the base of the Austrian Alps with a river in his backyard, instilling in him an appreciation for nature at a young age.
Both his grandfathers were life-long gardeners, one in Amish country, Pennsylvania; the other using his green thumb in Palau and the Philippines. Beyond an interest in gardens, his passions expand to the wider landscape that includes towns and cities and coming up with solutions that maximize quality of life and social equitability in these places.
Evan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public & Urban Affairs with a minor in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. He also received his certification in Permaculture Design in 2016 from East End Eden in Ojai, California.
Permaculture Designer & Gardener
Justin is a Virginia native who has a passion for reading the Book of Nature. He has a past life as a professional musician, and in 2015 he began growing food and native plants on his homestead in Dinwiddie, Virginia. In 2018 he received his Permaculture Design Certification from Shenandoah Permaculture Institute, and he currently studies History and Western Esotericism at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Office Manager & Gardener
Grace is a natural-born gardener. In her formative years, she found great pleasure working alongside her grandmother, growing summer vegetables, harvesting peony flowers, making boxwood wreaths, and helping maintain the family’s estate in Hanover county. She is committed to continuing this legacy today.
Her experience crafting displays at Anthroplogie have lended itself well to the landscaping field where her designer’s eye helps create the most stunning seasonal displays. When not managing the office or getting her hands dirty in the field or at home, she can be found in the kitchen cooking healthy food, tending to her many indoor plants, or sifting through old family relics and antiques. She currently studies business at the University of Mary Washington.
We are a multi-disciplinary and diverse team, all sharing in our passion for sustainability and gardening.