This Portland Naturescaping Program specialist wanted her property to do more than she'd accomplished using what she knew. She was familiar with rain gardens from her job, but she sought us out to provide her with the full range of benefits that permaculture offers.
She had learned about some of the benefits of attracting pollinators to her yard, but she needed our help to make that happen. So we added certain plants and other habitat elements to her property, things that are crucial for precious species like dragonflies, birds, and bees.
We didn't just help her capture storm water, we set up a system on her property that put rainwater to use for healthier plants, better soil, and a balanced insect and bird community. What is for traditionally-minded landscapers an (expensive) problem is for me a great opportunity.