The Landscape Designer

The Landscape Designer

My Story

I come from the Land.  My fathers’ people, my mother’s people were of the land too.  Dogs and horses and cattle, crops, and the land that supports them.  Though I spent most of my life in urban environments I have always been called to the Land.  Gardening, Landscaping, caring for the land has always been a priority for me.  Being Native you grow up under the weight of knowing that stewardship is a responsibility you have been displaced from being able to provide, while it was usurped by exploitative partners. As an uprooted urban Indian, I think I see those patches of debris ridden dirt that exist throughout our neighborhoods, as earth abused and neglected, exposed in between concrete trails to the elements, including the most dangerous of elements - Man.