Industry: Sustainable Landscaping
Mission: A sustainable landscape firm that designs and installs productive and vibrant landscapes that respond to nature rather than work against it. Their designs provide organic food, thriving habitats, herbal medicine, natural beauty, healthy and chemical-free soils, and water cycle restoration. Empowering people to be part of the solution to the global environmental crisis.
What 3 words best describe your company culture?
Authentic, Vibrant, Flexible
What quote best exemplifies your company?
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — Buckminster Fuller
How is your product or service having a positive social and/or environmental impact?
We are a regenerative landscape design, build, and education firm located in Atlanta and serving the southeast. Every outdoor space we create contributes to protecting biodiversity; growing food, medicine, and pollinator habitat; building soil, and restoring the water cycle. Your garden, no matter the size, can have a positive impact. As a values-driven business, we create a wonderful place to work, offering health benefits and living wages to all employees.
What is your company’s vision for the future?
SHADES OF GREEN VISION 2020 Roadmap to 2025:
COMPANY OVERVIEW We are a regenerative landscape design, build, and education firm located in Atlanta and serving the southeast. We transition conventional landscapes to become ecologically-sound, healthy ones. Most gardens are designed to be high input systems–water-intensive, chemically-dependent, and high maintenance. Instead, we build health from the ground up. We use permaculture principles to understand a site as a whole system, so that your landscape can flourish in resilience and respond to environmental forces such as drought and flood. By contouring the earth to direct and infiltrate water where it is actually useful in your landscape, we alleviate the pressure on municipal stormwater systems and limited water supplies. We create diverse plant communities that build soil and habitat so that our landscapes are functional, dynamic and self-supporting. By building lasting relationships with our clients through our consult-design-build-caretaking process, we empower them to understand and interact with their landscapes as they become environmental stewards. Every outdoor space we create addresses climate extremes by building resilience; contributing to reforestation; preserving and restoring biodiversity; growing food, medicine, and native habitat; building soil, and restoring the water cycle.
It is the year 2025, and Shades of Green is the leading expert on permaculture design and installation for the southeast. The primary operations of Shades of Green Permaculture are design/installation/education, with office development functioning as a…
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