Our Work

Working with farms, residential properties, and community organizations to design regenerative, diversified, and locally adapted models of food production.


We are in a time of great transition as we face the global climate catastrophe and an exponentially increasing population. There is a need to develop systems of food production that seek balance between increasing yields and enhancing ecosystem services. Furthermore, the average age of farmers in the United States is approximately 60 years old. We need creative design to inspire young people to become land stewards without sacrificing their quality of life and earning living wages. The more we support local food production, investing in ecosystem services, and cultivating closer relationships with the land, the more resilient to climate change we will be.

Regenerative design offers viable solutions as we transition. It focuses on soil health, watershed resilience, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration. As farmers and land stewards, there is potential to create more profitable and responsible enterprises. Let's continue learning together and explore locally adapted models that work for real people and the land. 

Michael G. McMillan

Founder, Designer, and Consultant

Andrew Hunter

Ecological Garden Crew Member

Andrew started working with us part time in August 2020 and has been an awesome helper. Andrew is originally from Southern California and is also a graphic designer. He’s got a great sense of humor, excellent attitude, and curiosity about life.

Nikki Leon

Ecological Garden Crew Member

Nikki started working with us part-time in July. She moved to Cortez with her husband from Baton Rouge, Louisiana almost a year ago. Her charming accent, smile, and cheerful demeanor make her a joy to work with. She is incredibly detail oriented and does a great job stewarding our landscapes. We are lucky to have her on the team!


14985 Road 40.2

Mancos, Colorado 81328


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