ECOLOGICAL DESIGN is passionate about transforming land with degraded soil and water systems back to life, reconnecting people to their roots and enriching both in ways that ensure an abundant future.

A women-owned business established in 2000, our award-winning team offers more than 17 years’ experience in permaculture design and land regeneration. We’ve helped more than 300 clients restore their land to a healthy state - whether the property is a farm, homestead, urban business or community space.

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ECOLOGICAL DESIGN works with innovative partners to create regenerative engaging, community spaces. Our Urban Flower Field and Tiny Diner projects were recognized with awards. 


Urban Flower Field, located in downtown St. Paul, was a partnership with Public Art St. Paul, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and St. Paul Park and Rec.  Together we transformed an abandoned lot into a transitional park that integrates art with science and hosts community events.


Tiny Diner, located in Minneapolis, was a partnership with Kim Bartmann, a visionary entrepreneur, committed to showing that sustainability can be profitable  Previously a corner gas station, the site is now a local foods restaurant powered by solar, surrounded by food-producing gardens on the ground and the rooftop, along with nature play and community education spaces.



ECOLOGICAL DESIGN believes in ecological health. We contribute to and collaborate with businesses and organizations who are focused on building constructive relationships between people and the earth. 

Holistic Management International
Honor the Earth
Land Stewardship Project
Main Street Project
Pollinate Minnesota
Quivira Coalition
Renewing the Countryside
Savanna Institute
Seed Sages
Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy
Slow Money
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

The Greenhorns
The Land Institute
Women Food and Agriculture Network
Xerxes Society

Berg Brothers Inc
Beez Kneez
Berry Communications
Earth Tea
Garden Farme
Harrier GeoGraphics

Lily Springs

Locus Architects
Mastodon Valley
Resilience Seed Systems