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What We Do

Roots To Fruits is an edible landscape and ecological design firm working to expand the practices of regenerative land-use. We integrate design techniques and protocols from the realms of permaculture design, holistic management, keyline design, and organic agriculture to increase the fertility, water holding capacity, drought-resistance, diversity, habitat and productivity of the landscapes we work with.

Consulting | Design | Education | Implementation

Our services offer multi-faceted ways for individuals to reconnect to the local resource base and fulfill key landscape functions all while producing an abundance of nutrient dense food and medicine. Through consulting and education we help our clients become resilient stewards of their landscapes. Whether you have a small city lot, a modest suburban parcel, or an expansive rural property, we work at all scales and skill-levels to most appropriately harmonize your landscape realities and personal goals. Our design and consulting work includes, but is not limited to, the development of:

Our Team

We operate offices from Clarkston, Michigan and Sedalia, Virginia where we serve both Michigan and Virginia at large, as well as consulting and designing for clients across the midwest and mid-Atlantic regions. We also manage and operate gardens, homesteads and small farms at our office locations where we produce our own food, fiber, fuel, medicine and guide tours to demonstrate the myriad of systems, species, and techniques we utilize for ecological landscape design and regeneration.

Mark Angelini, Co-founder


Mark is a persistent autodidact, having trained alongside a number of landscape and whole-systems design professionals, farmers, herbalists, natural builders, and craftspeople. He first dove head first into regenerative land planning, natural building, and perennial agriculture projects working with Appleseed Permaculture and Green Phoenix Permaculture. His love for plants led him to study herbalism under the guidance of Dina Falconi and Jim McDonald. Aside from his passion for homesteading, food & farming, craft, green woodworking, forestry, and a good sharp tool, he sits on the board of The Apios Institute, teaches & writes about wild edible plants through Eat Here Now, and produces hand carved woodenware. He lives with his wife in Sedalia, VA on Mountain Run Farm where they tend a growing orchard, cidery, and homestead as well as co-manage Roots to Fruits Virginia.

Trevor Newman, Co-Founder

Trevor is an avid horticulturalist and amateur pomologist. He co-teaches Permaculture courses and gives lectures to various universities, garden clubs, and community groups on topics such as ecological design, uncommon fruits, and fruit tree grafting. Trevor is a regular speaker at the Northern Michigan Small Farms conference and works around the great lakes state to promote edible landscaping and local food systems. After completing the CGIP (Certified Green Industry Person) course, formerly known as MCN (Michigan Certified Nurseryman), he founded an edible and useful plant company called TerraNu Nursery, LLC. Trevor is the president of the Michigan Nut Growers Association and co-chair of the North American Fruit Explorer’s permaculture special interest group. He writes about and explores growing fruits and nuts on his blog, The Fruit Nut.

Allison Angelini, Apprentice

Alec Ash, Apprentice

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