Hi, I’m Lisa, a landscape architect and erstwhile plant ecologist – nature lover, farmer, hiker, seeker – and if you’re interested in exploring ways to deepen your relationship with nature and explore the many benefits that come with it, you are in the right place.

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While running off to a tropical beach somewhere sounds great, we don’t have to go that far to reconnect with nature and feel grounded.
Taking small steps every day can go a long way toward re-establishing our relationship with nature.

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For anyone craving a little bit of the sounds of nature, please enjoy a few moments by a babbling brook, or creek as we call them here. The jingle and crash of my dog exploring nearby is thrown in for good measure. She likes to be involved in everything.


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