I love my work, and I believe that it shows in the quality of service that we offer at Deeply Rooted Design. The possibilities are endless for transforming a bland landscape into a haven for people to enjoy.
I got my start with cultivating food from the land in college, though my love for nature goes back to my roots in the Poconos, PA. Today, I’m getting to combine the best of both worlds by creating functional food producing landscapes modeled after natural systems. For several years, I worked with Ecologia, an edible and ecological landscaping business owned by Michael Judd based in Frederick, MD. With Michael as my mentor, I have honed my craft in design and implementation and also had the pleasure to be an integral part to the publishing and promotion of Michael’s book Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist and the building of Michael and Ashley’s circular straw bale home. I earned my Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) in 2013 through Patricia Ceglia’s PDC course, and I now assist with the annual course. I also contribute permaculture related articles to New Pioneer Magazine and offer talks to local groups.
In addition to running a landscaping business, I am also working with my husband Thomas on getting our small farm and homestead in Thurmont, MD off the ground. At Wild Song Farm, we are growing pastured pigs, laying hens, shiitake mushrooms, vegetables, and edible perennials and have just started offering some of our products for sale. By experimenting with new designs and approaches on our own landscape, we are able to bring more experience and tested ideas to the table for clients.
We look forward to visiting your unique site and helping turn your vision into a reality!
-Nicole Luttrell, principal designer