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Green Infrastructure

Be the envy of your neighborhood with a lush and shady streetside rain garden.

Do you live on a sun-baked street with little shade and no appeal? We can help you transform the street in front of your home into a shady, inviting lane. Curb cuts or curb cores combined with basins can capture stormwater flowing by to irrigate shade trees and native pollinator plants. Our project managers are experienced in directing excavation, navigating utilities, and managing the permitting process to transform that under-utilized barren strip into a lush native garden to create an inviting walkway and pleasing approach to your home.

Green Infrastructure can be easily integrated with front yard Rain Gardens, and plantings can be complementary to your Urban Orchard or Sonoran Food Forest, to extend your complete landscape transformation into the right of way.

Begin your landscape transformation today. Request our design and project manager services here.Learn more about the benefits and how to implement green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure, also called low-impact development, refers to constructed features that use living, natural systems to provide environmental services, such as capturing, cleaning and infiltrating stormwater; creating wildlife habitat; shading and cooling streets and buildings; and calming traffic.

Home Design Staff

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Logan Byers
Logan Byers
Water Harvesting Designer and Project Manager

Logan entered the rainwater harvesting field during monsoon 2006 when she dug her first curbside basin after curiously observing street runoff purposefully entering her neighbor’s yard through a curb cut. Her design style is fluid and encourages the intersection of plants, water, wildlife, and humans. Over the years, Logan has worked for larger landscape companies, run her own landscape contracting business, earned a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the UA, completed the Sonoran Permaculture Guild’s 72 hour design course, and become a certified water harvesting practitioner through WMG.

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Emma Stahl-Wert
Emma Stahl-Wert
Co-op Program Manager

Emma spent her first 21 years on the East Coast, but the last 7 have been dedicated entirely to becoming deeply familiar with the plants and climate of this region. With a Permaculture Design Certification from the Sonoran Permaculture Guild and years of experience installing water harvesting landscapes at countless Tucsonan's homes, she has developed a desert oasis aesthetic and does not miss her temperate home's flora one bit. Combining water harvesting, to grow as much shade as possible, with striking cactus plantings and rockwork that highlight our unique desert flora, is her favorite approach. Her design work is typically geared towards the client who will be installing landscapes through the Co-op program OR doing a DIY project.

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Ryan Wood
Ryan Wood
Program Manager

Ryan Wood shares with you his extensive knowledge in water harvesting and permaculture design along with his skills and enthusiasm for creating sustainable livelihoods. As a Program Manager for Watershed Management Group, Ryan applies his talents while educating the public through hands-on workshops, presentations, consultations, and integrated design services.