Ecological Design, formerly Ecological Gardens, was established in 2000 to enable the creation of radically restorative and abundant landscapes.

Our designers are certified Permaculture Designers committed to building soil, capturing and distributing water, cultivating sustainable plant communities, and excellent collaboration with clients. We staff and design/ installation collaborators are agro-ecologists, farmers, gardeners, horticulturalists, and machine operators. We are passionate about our work and take pride in our innovative designs and quality installations.


Ecological Design believes that we must build regenerative systems that are based on constructive relationships between people and the earth. We believe that we must reject systems that denigrate human rights and ecological health. We strive to be a part of the paradigm shift that is needed to respond to climate change and the massive intersectional crises that face the global community. We contribute to and collaborate with numerous businesses and organizations who do important work towards these goals. Here are some of them:

Organizations we support:

  • Quivira Coalition
  • The Land Institute
  • Hiawatha Food Forest
  • Seed Sages
  • Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
  • Honor the Earth
  • Main Street Project
  • Women Food and Agriculture Network
  • Slow Money
  • Xerxes Society

Farms and Businesses we collaborate with:

  • Berg Brothers
  • Earth Tea
  • Resilience Seeds
  • Garden Farme
  • Versaland
  • Mastodon Valley
  • Natura Farms
  • Beez Kneez
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