SUSTAINABILITY

Why sustainability matters to Bainbridge Botanicals

Our priority in design revolves around creating ecologically sustainable & resilient spaces that will be healthy, beautiful, & productive in perpetuity.

Sustainability is the most important aspect of any environment, and our gardens are no exception. We want you to relax and enjoy your outdoor spaces, which is much easier to do when your plants are flourishing. That is why we value soil health first and foremost. When our soils are healthy, we can cultivate amazing spaces!

Sustainable gardening practices lead to healthy and beautiful plants, like this flower
Healthy plants like this thistle attract beneficial insects

Our sustainable practices

Our sustainability practices begin with the soil. Cultivating soil health can eliminate the need for additions to the garden that can actually cause more harm than good, such as pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers.

Our plant management practices all contribute to thriving plants and lower costs for our clients. Sustainable gardening practices (which include pruning properly and at the correct times of the year, allowing plants to photosynthesize as much as possible, among many other things) have long term benefits for our clients and the environment.

What is permaculture?

There are many answers to this common question. In short, permaculture can be defined as a design process that helps people solve problems and meet their needs through ecological and sustainable thinking.

Permaculture makes use of systems, patterns, and natural processes in order to address specific needs. The principles and ethics of permaculture help us examine our own lifestyles and how we impact the world around us, and then come up with solutions to help care for the Earth as well as its people. Permaculture helps us to work within systems to create production, minimize external inputs, and eliminate waste. In turn we are rewarded with solutions to our problems as well as sustainable, resilient gardens and landscapes that are holistic and diverse, providing benefits for both people and the environment.

We are proud to be able to offer guidance and design services for clients who desire to open their horizons to the beauty and inspiration that permaculture can offer. These services include but are not limited to: Food gardens and edible landscapes, resource management, rainwater catchment, livestock integration, improving soil fertility, reducing waste, and wildlife habitat.

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