We are idea people. We excel at developing a vision and telling the story of what a place can be. We help people learn more about their site - its ecology, history, context and user needs - and use this as the lens through which we uncover the story of that specific place. The key to all of our projects is a sensitivity to how people find connection with their environment.
We are strategists. We help communities build consensus, prioritize next steps and fundraise to help that idea come to life. We plan for programming and use of space, with a special concern for creative community engagement, environmental awareness and the integrity of urban ecological systems.
Our work takes various forms and is not exclusive of small projects or big ideas. We work at a range of scales and project types, from community food forests to small residential gardens; from post-industrial redevelopment on multiple blocks to site-specific ecological enhancements; and from neighborhood plans to small playscapes in schools and backyards. Our projects form a conceptual (and often physical) network of productive and multi-use environments that have the capacity to transform sites, neighborhoods and cities.