BETTER THAN DIY - DO IT TOGETHER with expert guidance.

Plants for the People offers affordable ecologically-based landscape plans for your home with guidance on using materials on-site and sourcing affordable local materials. Designs are based on ecological, permaculture, and rainwater harvesting techniques (see about us). Pollinator habitat, food forest, small vegetable garden, communal spaces, native low-water turf, and/or low-maintenence spaces - you got it!

Final product includes:

  • A site map with your new landscape plan based on your needs and use of the space

  • A planting plan with plant list of native, edible, and medicinal plants

  • List of vendors and sources for all the materials

  • Optional add-on features include consultation and even hands-on help with construction

Initial designs start at $250.

Only want a consultation with no written plan? $50/hr.

Contact Jeff to discuss: jefferyabowler (at) gmail (dot) com


This client was wanting native and vegetable gardens in their front yard. The existing yard was a weedy driveway. The house is also locating in Sunnyside, and potentially at risk for post-fire flooding (Museum Fire 2019). We designed a system of raised gardens that also act as flood control.


This client needed wheelbarrow access to their backyard, and privacy from neighbors. This design also incorporated an enhanced rock terraces in the front and gardens on the side yard that protects the house from stormwater while also creating nice places to relax.

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