Hi, I'm Justin.
I'm a landscape designer and horticulturist.
Nature has always been a source of curiosity and wonder for me. My family shared their love of gardening with me at a young age and while most kids were playing sport, I was learning to compost.
I studied horticulture and landscape design at Niagara College, Canada, where I emigrated from in 2006. Since then, I’ve added to my knowledge of plants and landscape materials suited to Australian conditions through ongoing self-study, with a particular interest in Australian native plants. I keep up to date on the latest outdoor design trends through industry magazines and online platforms like Houzz and Instagram, where industry peers showcase their best work.
I’ve trained and am certified as a permaculture designer from world-renowned expert Geoff Lawton, at his Permaculture Research Institute. I complemented theoretical study with practical experience by participating in the day-to-day running of his farm, Zaytuna; widely recognised as one of the best permaculture demonstration sites in the world. I’ve also learned the principles and practices of Syntropic farming, or agroforestry, from Brazilian experts Patricia Vaz and Namaste Messerschmidt.
Most of all, I love spending time in my garden where I'm always learning. Daily experience of what works and doesn't improves the quality of the designs I create for my clients.
As the founder of Regenerative Designs Australia, I love working with people to help them maximise their use and enjoyment of their outdoor spaces and to live a more sustainable lifestyle through landscape design.