|I am an educated and practiced landscape and garden designer, and training
herbalist. I specialize in WNC natives, edible landscape designs, beautiful food
producing and useful garden designs, water features, stone work and their
installations. Currently my passion is for designing and installing edible gardens
in West Asheville, NC...
"Food Transported with Feet not Fuel!"
To design and install beautiful, healthy and useful gardens and landscapes in the
urban environment of Asheville, NC, giving humans, plants and wildlife an
opportunity to have fruitful relationships with their natural environment.
To create spaces where Nature, Art and science merge to provide its users with
a healthy oasis and become a shining beacon within their community and daily
Farm Girl Garden Design is run by myself, Lauri L. White and 4 other women employees. I work
one-on-one with my clients on garden and landscape designs, using my Herbalism knowledge to
specify medicinally and spiritual appropriate flowers, herbs, shrubs, vines and trees.
After my Undergraduate studies in Zoology, Biological Studies, Genetics (1995) and working for
13yrs as a Scientist, I studied for a Masters of Landscape Architecture at the College of Design,
NC State University, Raleigh NC (1999-2002). During and since that time I have studied
Permaculture, Ecological Design, Organic Farming, Living Machines, Alternative Energies,
Urban Regeneration and Holistic Herbalism. I have also been a Mosaic Artist since 1998, and a
maker of Terrariums since i was a teenager. I love Nature!!!
I grew up on the sound side of the NC coast. As a result I am very drawn to water and aspire to
include water features in my designs when appropriate. I have lived in Chicago, IL - The first City
Hall with a Roof Top Garden. I moved to Asheville in 2004 from Montpelier, VT. While living in
Vermont I instigated my first Guerilla Garden in a downtown gravel lot. Since moving to Asheville,
I have been working towards familarizing myself with the Native WNC Flora and Fauna and
transforming my West Asheville home into an Urban Homestead. I have studied to become a
certified Herbalist at the NC School of Holistic Herbalism, and building a new client base.
I charge $50/hr for design and $25/hr for installation. $35/hr for maintenance. $65/hr