Local Harmony gardens blend together design techniques from a wide range of garden/agricultural practices. We borrow from a broad scope of knowledge in pursuit of what works most effectively; simultaneously we seek to use the least amount of input possible. Our gardens weave together practices and theories including (but not limited to) traditional farming techniques, permaculture, landscape architecture, low-impact farming, urban agriculture and reverse wildcrafting. We also look towards indigenous and traditional techniques that are/were employed in one’s own locale/bioregion. It is our belief that dovetailing related gardening/design/ag practices is the fastest most effective route to improving the health of people, animals and the ecosystem. Also, borrowing elements from interrelated disciplines strengthens and increases the value of parts as well as the whole.
Local Harmony gardens are magnets that invite involvement from the surrounding community because a our gardens are powered by community involvement! Each of our gardens is a living, working model that provides a template for the regeneration of communities– both man-made systems as well as natural systems. Our gardens are a reminder of the abundance that can be available if we create it. In order to create fecundity we must grow it! Our gardens provide a model of how this can be accomplished. A Local Harmony garden cultivates, celebrates and explores the full potential of what a garden can be!