We create landscapes woven of vibrant living relationships between plants, pollinators, and people. We help our clients learn how to enjoy, care for, and eat abundantly from their landscapes by offering experienced design, installation, and how-to guidance.
We are based in Montague Center, Massachusetts, and offer our service throughout the Pioneer Valley: Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties.
We work collaboratively with you to create a design that fits your landscape, your budget, and your growing edge.
We offer continued support through our blog for up to 1 year after installation, a free on-site visit 2-4 months after installation, and a free consultation the following spring regarding additional installation.
We offer 20% off consultations for your same-street neighbors, to help you grow your local permaculture community.
We do everything in our power to plant strong, healthy plants. However, plants are living beings, occasionally susceptible to disease, and we cannot guarantee their long-term health. If your plants should happen to sicken or die within the first 3 months, even though watered according to our guidelines, we offer options for a refund.
We accept payment through Common Good, a local alternate currency, so that together we can build community resources.
In 2018, we began offering 10% of our year-end profits to POC farms and farmers. Learn more at: soulfirefarm.com
We have been a worker-owned cooperative since 2013. All employees are on a ownership track once they work for us for one full season. We are no longer hiring for the 2019 season, but we are still offering educational internships. If you are interested, please be in touch.
Lead Designer & Project Manager
As our Lead Designer, Evelyn considers each project through the lens of human and ecological relationships. Before getting her Masters in Landscape Design at the Conway School, she worked with nature-based education programs, including White Pine, Wild Earth, and Youth Conservation Corps, building her knowledge of ecological design on personal relationships with plants and ecosystems.
Operations Manager & Marketing Manager
As our Operations Manager, Ashley turns our designs into reality, merging art and permaculture in installation, natural building, and hardscape design. Ashley also builds earthen "cob" ovens throughout the Pioneer Valley, including at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. For more information about his ovens, visit earthenovens.com or read about his work in Edible Pioneer Valley Magazine.
Ashley is currently a homesteader in Montague Center, where he grows a large garden, tends his orchard, and co-parents two beautiful babies.
Currently an Employee, potentially our next member-owner!
We are lucky to have several folks applying for this position, and we will have more information available soon.