Awarded the 2012 City of Santa Fe Sustainable Award for Water Conservation, our work at the 85-acre Academy for the Love of Learning includes landform grading that slows erosion and harvests surface water runoff, gray and black water purification systems, a 55,000-gallon capacity rainwater harvesting system, and an heirloom orchard with native plantings.
Synco-PLAY: Flexible Function, Artful Living
A residential yard on the Santa Fe River Corridor is transformed through modern, playful and spacious design with native species and edible beds. A custom storage shed does double duty as fencing; a living grape vine fence creates a soft, natural border.
An ornamental landscape becomes an agri-residential space using edibles and a “living” sprouted straw bale fence. Painted letters correspond to timing of seed germination, creating a visual invitation to engage with the landscape.
Food Justice: It’s in Our Roots. Nourishing Ourselves, Nourishing Life
Workshop by Christie Green with DeVargas Middle School students at SFAI.
A New Way of Seeing
"I'm interested in sparking a new way of seeing and experiencing the everyday with landscape as medium. Hopefully this will catalyze connection to and caring for life. And beauty."