Consulting | Design | Education | Implementation
Our services offer a way for individuals—home or land owners—farmers, and organizations to re-connect to their sources of sustenance while building more resilient homes and communities. To these ends, we help our clients make their landscapes ecologically regenerative, productive, beautiful and enjoyable, while becoming living examples of how to address the world’s problems, essentially, in a garden. Whether you have a small city lot, a modest country parcel, or an expansive farmscape, we work at all scales and skill-levels to most appropriately address your landscape and goals to bring both into harmony. We design and consult on the development of:
- Fruit and Nut Orchards
- Vegetable Gardens
- Greenhouses and Season Extension
- Composting Systems
- Root Cellars
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Earthworks, Ponds, and Rain Gardens
- Keyline Design Systems
- Rain Barrels and Cisterns
- Livestock Integration
- Forest Farming
- Alley Cropping
- Windbreaks and Hedgerows
Mark Angelini, Co-Founder
Mark isa persistent autodidact, having trained alongside a number of landscape and whole-systems design professionals, farmers, herbalists, and natural builders. He cut his teeth on 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.
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.
Roots to Fruits is a permaculture design and edible landscaping firm that specializes in the planning and development of abundant, biodiverse, and durable human habitats. We work with homeowners, businesses, and farmers to develop ecologically regenerative and economically viable landscapes that produce a bounty of yields in the forms of food, medicine, enjoyment, and more. Our work optimizes the functional value of landscapes through multifaceted approaches such as windbreaks, water harvesting features, and soil building systems. We envision hundreds of working models for rural, suburban, and urban homesteads that form the basis of land-based local economies.
Plant a nut tree and it will live for 100-200 years. Each year it will bear more nuts, sequester more carbon, produce more oxygen, and provide more habitat. Its value not only increases over time but self replicates into thousands of trees. Our clients are redefining the act of investing by turning financial capital into living wealth—in the form of abundant and bio-diverse living systems. By choosing to transform their landscapes, home economies, and communities they are investing into future generations and laying the foundation for a resilient, energy-conscious world. We feel that these ideals and actions are what sustainability is all about.