Spare Thoughts Landscape Design is a design and project management business specialising in urban ecology, agroforestry and permaculture. In service of households, community organisations and local business based in south east Melbourne, we aim to grow productive and adaptable green spaces that will foster healthy biodiversity and create a more resilient ecosystem for our community.
We love creating organic edible gardens inhabited by interesting heirloom varieties, nectar filled indigenous shrubs, colourful flowers and hardy native ground covers that are buzzing with life. With natural forms, textures and elements like shade and water we can make micro-climates to allow for little hot spots of diversity to emerge. Using rainwater systems and worms to help the garden regenerate we minimise the need for external inputs, and with good design we take advantage of opportunities to add benefits like insulation, shading and indoor air quality.
We like to work with folks who care about creating havens for native flora and urban biodiversity whilst improving their family’s quality of life and the value of their property. To make our services accessible to the time and dollar poor we strive to provide options that are low maintenance, smart, cost effective and tailored to each unique space.
We stand in solidarity with environmental innovators exploring our changing relationship with nature, with community gardens that foster learning, social interaction and healthy living, and with indigenous peoples all over the world still defending the remnants of unscathed biosphere.