Sustainable Landscaping Professionals

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Peter Swenson
Serving Benicia and Vallejo
peterjswenson@gmail.com
925-378-9751

East Bay Sprinkler and Drip
Serving Solano County
Website
925-399-7426

Little Bird Gardening: Meriel and Michael Mees
Serving Vallejo and Benicia, occasionally Martinez, American Canyon, and Fairfield
www.littlebirdgardening.com
littlebirdgardening@gmail.com
(707)652-9912

Phil Gray Landscaping and Construction
Serving Solano County
philgraylandscaping.com
(707) 365 – 8992

Dog Island Farm
Serving all of Solano, Contra Costa, Napa and Alameda Counties

www.dogislandfarm.com

info@dogislandfarm.com

 

The Repurposed Okie

Kathleen Huffman
Owner, 2015 Land Caretaker Graduate and Member of the California Native Plant Society

The Repurposed Okie Offers

  • Organic landscaping and consultations.
  • Permaculture Design Certified.
  • Greywater Certified as an installer and instructor

I grew up on an organic farm and I love working in the soil, learning all that it can teach me.

Located in Fairfield. Serving Solano County.

405-519-2498
LandscaperKathleen@gmail.com

East Bay Sprinkler & Drip

Johnnie Mitchell
Owner of East Bay Sprinkler & Drip, an A-rated irrigation service and has been an irrigation professional since 2006.

Johnnie’s first Irrigation Association training -“Smart Technologies for Irrigation Management”- laid the foundation for his affinity for weather-based irrigation controllers, aka “smart timers”. Johnnie is a former Water Conservation Specialist for Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) where he implemented the Pilot Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program, which offered financial incentives to convert over 180,000 square feet of turf into drought tolerant landscapes using low-volume highly efficient irrigation. Johnnie also administered the Home Water Use Survey during the 2009 Drought Management Program, which helped achieve a 20% water demand reduction. Prior to joining CCWD, Johnnie was the Recycled Water Manager for the Serrano Homeowners Association in El Dorado Hills. Serrano is a “dual-plumbed” community of over 3,500 homes that uses recycled water for landscape irrigation.

Serving Solano County.

925-399-7426
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Peter Swenson

Peter Swenson, Owner, Certificates in Horticulture foundations, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Nursery Management, Arboriculture, Greywater Design and Install, Land Caretakers training

My name is Peter Swenson, and I am a landscape designer. I have spent the last few years gaining a rounded education in the horticultural arts. Over that time, I have earned 5 certificates* in the field, plus more from other sources**. My experience in the nursery environment interacting with local landscapers, has given me a perspective on what’s good for the landscape through a community learned lens. I have designed and installed several Greywater systems into both existing, and new landscapes. I believe that every landscape should offer more than just something to look at, plants offer texture, and scents, as well as color, that can more than make up for a traditional lawn. I have started my own landscaping business in Solano county, and I am moving forward to make it grow!

Serves Benicia and Vallejo

peterjswenson@gmail.com
925-378-9751

Little Bird Gardening

Meriel and Michael Mees
Owners

Sustainable Services

  • Sheet mulching
  • fine pruning of trees and shrubs no taller than 15′
  • greywater and rain catchment consultation and installation
  • low-volume drip irrigation installation and troubleshooting
  • flagstone or decomposed granite pathways
  • garden design and install, especially of native or edible plants

Meriel and Michael Mees have been promoting sustainability in Vallejo, Benicia, and Fairfield since 2014 through their business, Little Bird Gardening. They design, install, and care for residential gardens, with a specialty in climate appropriate native plants. They enjoy the challenge of expressing the unique style of a client within the given microclimate of sun exposure and soil. They strive to support wildlife, minimize waste, conserve water, improve soil, and celebrate biological diversity. They promote awareness and enjoyment of nature in Solano County through gardening education and the annual Visions of the Wild Festival.

Meriel has a B.A. in Integrative Biology: Ecology and Evolution from the University of California Berkeley. She has worked as a redwood researcher, as the Education and Development Coordinator of the Vallejo People’s Garden, and as an intern for the U.S. Forest Service on the Vallejo Ranger Station and the first Visions of the Wild Festival. Michael has an A.A. in Documentary Photography from the Academy of Art, and credentials in Sustainable Design from Merritt College. He has worked as a rock climbing instructor, carpenter, and assistant arborist for Tree Wolf.

Both Meriel and Michael worked as outdoor educators for Cal Adventures, helped organize a citizen-led restoration project in Tilden Park, interned at the Watershed Nursery, and have been certified as Bay Friendly Landscape Professionals, Greywater installers, and Life Lab garden educators.

Areas served: Mostly Vallejo and Benicia, occasionally Martinez, American Canyon, and Fairfield

www.littlebirdgardening.com
littlebirdgardening@gmail.com
(707)652-9912

Simply Perfect Gardens

Alison W Fleck, APLD
Owner

Sustainable Services

  • design of rain gardens and on site swales for ground water recharging
  • understand and employ WELO landscape constraints

I am a landscape designer, I work with homeowners to create the most sustainable garden that will suit their needs. I understand and employ WELO landscape constraints I design for minimum lawn, maximum drought tolerance, focus on edibles and environmentally sound practices

I have a strong horticultural back ground, dating back for over 40 years, which includes multiple certificates from DVC, training at Merritt College, years of nursery work and maintenance work before that. I have been designing full time for about 13 years.

Areas served: Benicia

Simply Perfect Gardens
707-747-9463
www.simplyperfectgardens.com

 

Dog Island Farm

Owners Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA & Tom Ferguson

Both my husband and I work in the construction industry. He works in electrical supply wholesale and I’m a licensed landscape architect and an associate for a landscape architecture firm in the Napa Valley. I’ve done projects ranging in size from the single homeowner’s backyard to the Sacramento Airport’s Terminal B Modernization Project. We’ve been serious vegetable gardeners together since 2004. I’ve been vegetable gardening since I was a child learning from my grandfather grew up on a farm.
We’ve been intensively raising urban livestock since 2007. We have experience raising chickens, goats, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and bees (along with our dogs and cats). We also own a small CDFA licensed nursery that specializes in vegetables and is branching out into also offering native plants. Offers workshops and private consultations on site design, livestock, gardening, food preservation
Plant sales for various edibles and natives
Areas Served
All of Solano, Contra Costa, Napa and Alameda Counties
Contact information

info@dogislandfarm.com

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