Earthly Sites is a dedicated team of horticulturalists, creatives and landscapers.
We believe what defines a garden is LIFE.
By focusing on plants and the garden ecosystem, we restore and create habitat for living things -- some wildlife, some wilder than others. Each
garden space, whether a small deck perched atop a San Francisco Victorian or a 1/2 acre back yard in the East Bay, plays a vital role
in our daily connection with Nature, our loved ones and ourselves. The home garden can be the environment rather than some place we must trek to on the weekends.
Nature can be experienced as an integral part of our mundane life, from the first breath of the day until the last.
These gardens also interconnect with neighboring gardens and green spaces to restore habitat across our urbanized communities.
I've always loved plants and gardening. I started this journey as a child under the wing of my Mother. I finished my initial college experience ('85) with a minor in Botany in spite of "my real major", Computer Science. As I entered my adult life with my own space, I grew things wherever I could. Computer Science labs entertained me for only so long. I returned to school to study Ecology and Marine Science, but continued learning more about Horticulture, Design and Landscape Architecture. I then realized that being in the garden soothed my soul like nothing else. I also disliked the separation of Science from community. I wanted to integrate my love of the Earth with real life, and my passion with my career. Earthly Sites opened in 2003. I bring a melange of perspectives and skills to my work, but my focus is clearly about human beings being in Nature.