Sustainable and Regenerative Landscapes with a Focus on Native Wildlife and Abundant Food
At PDX Urban Gardens, we are passionate about landscapes that prioritize the preservation of native wildlife populations while providing abundant food for both humans and wildlife. Our services are tailored to your needs and provide regenerative alternatives to traditional lawns and predominantly ornamental landscapes.
Maximizing Productivity through Natural Forest Mimicry
We specialize in the creation of food forests, which replicate the structure and functions of natural forests to optimize food production. By strategically layering different plant species, including tall nut trees, dwarf fruit trees, berry shrubs, supportive herbs, vegetables, edible ground covers, and mushrooms, we maximize sunlight and nutrient utilization, resulting in higher yields on less land. This approach fosters a balanced ecosystem where plants, insects, fungi, and bacteria work together to suppress weeds, attract beneficial organisms that control pests, improve water retention, and restore soil nutrients.
Creating Resilient Ecosystems with Low Maintenance
In addition to food forests, we prioritize the use of native plants in our landscapes. Native plants not only attract butterflies, birds, pollinators, and beneficial insects by providing food and forage, but they also contribute to the restoration of plant and animal habitats within local ecosystems. Our team carefully selects and installs native plants that thrive in your specific microclimate, creating resilient ecosystems known as ecoscapes. These ecoscapes require less maintenance once established, offering a sustainable and low-effort landscaping solution.
Guiding Principles for Positive Environmental Impact
We offer a wide range of native ecoscapes, including pollinator gardens, bird gardens, meadowscapes, and rain gardens. For clients seeking a combination of food production and native landscaping, we can integrate food forests into these ecoscapes, allowing you to create your unique homestead that harmonizes with nature.
Tailored Landscaping Solutions
At the core of our landscaping philosophy is the Regenerative Ecological Paradigm (REP), which guides our practices and principles. REP emphasizes replenishing and reproducing energy and materials within systems, mirroring the natural cycles found in forests and ecosystems. By applying the knowledge and patterns of REP, we create landscapes that recapture carbon, restore soil and water, and revitalize the planet. Our commitment to REP sets us apart and ensures that our landscapes go beyond sustainability to positively impact the environment.
Professionalism, Communication, and Attention to Detail
Throughout our consultation, design, and installation process, we prioritize open communication, professionalism, and attention to detail. Our team of experienced designers and installers works closely with you to understand your goals, assess your property, and develop a personalized plan that fits your vision and budget. Whether you require year-round maintenance or a one-time installation, we strive to provide exceptional service and deliver landscapes that embody our shared commitment to environmental stewardship.
Enhancing Biodiversity and Connection with Nature
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