- Organic practices
- Ecological principles
- Delightful spaces
- Inspiring landscapes
At Nature and Nurture LLC we create delightful outdoor spaces that engage the senses.
With the hustle and bustle of modern life, we design landscapes that inspire
and provide sanctuary.
We use organic practices which means that we do not use synthetic fertilizers
We view landscapes as ecosystems and use ecological principles to guide our work.
During our design process a wide range of site factors are considered to create
environmentally sustainable landscapes.
We try to help homeowners embrace the concept of land stewardship.
We seek to preserve and restore biodiversity through native
When possible, we use native plants
landscapes because they are perfectly adapted to growing
conditions here in Southeast Michigan. They serve various important ecological functions including adding biological diversity to oversimplified landscapes and providing food for native butterflies, pollinators, and birds.
We have strict guidelines when it comes to plant selection and we do not use invasive species.
The food that we eat travels 1300 miles on average from field to table even
though much of the food that we eat
can be grown in our own backyards.
At Nature and Nurture LLC,
we promote edible plants
and encourage our clients to grow food in their own yards.
We encourage vegetable gardens and provide assistance with vegetable garden planning
We also have a small fruit nursery to supply our customers with edible and fruiting landscaping plants.
We grow organic Shiitake Mushrooms. We market them directly to consumers and also to local area restaurants, including Zingerman's Delicatessen.
work with integrity and do quality work that stands up to the test of time.
We respect our employees and strive to manage in such a way that encourages personal
We love Ann Arbor and recognize the importance of sustaining this community.
We cultivate awareness in the community by teaching organic gardening classes,
contributing to youth projects (such as The Agrarian Adventure at Tappan
Middle School and Growing Hope), bringing high profile speakers to town
(Deborah Koons Garcia, producer of The Future of Food), participating in the Mayor's
Green Fair, and working with local non-profits such as the Ecology Center and
Think Local First.