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Resilient Landscapes - Artful & Enjoyable Spaces

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Southern Arizona Work Space

403 North 6th Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85705

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Get great ideas for opportunities to incorporate recycled materials into your landscape design for art, play, comfort, structure, and habitat for people and friendly critters.

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Andrew D'Arezzo -

Andrew began a career in ecologic landscape design after receiving a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, where his studies focused on dryland hydrology and fluid dynamics. He is pleased to be working with EcoSense developing cutting-edge dryland landscape designs that are elegant, sustainable, resilient, and celebrate the exceptional uniqueness of the Sonoran desert, and he continues to study dryland ecohydrology at the graduate level at the UA.

Prior to joining EcoSense, Andrew worked as a project manager, designer, and instructor for the non-profit Watershed Management Group, where he worked on residential and community green infrastructure and rainwater harvesting projects in Tucson, the Tohono Nation, and in Mexico.

He and his wife have lived and worked in over a dozen cities from New York to Seattle to Yuma. Along the way, he has also worked as a wilderness guide, social justice advocate, mental health technician, stonemason, freelance writer, carpenter, woodworker, residential contractor, and even as a pianomaker while studying engineering.

Scott Calhoun -

Scott Calhoun has gardened in the American Southwest for over 20 years and is the author and photographer of six books about the region. Scott is the receipient of the 2014 Phoenix Home & Garden “Master of the Southwest” award. His work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He writes a monthly column for Sunset magazine and freelances for numerous publications. Scott runs Zona Gardens, a design studio based in Tucson, Arizona. He designs, writes, and lectures throughout the United States.

Greg Corman -

I am a sculptor, landscape designer, and owner of Gardening Insights, Inc. (and the website Corman Art).

My experience includes thirty-plus years of horticulture and design work, mostly in desert areas of Australia, the Middle East, and the Southwestern US. I’m always looking for unusual species for landscaping and new ways to use native plants – especially to create bird and wildlife habitat.

I also create art and functional items from recycled wood and steel and found objects. Some of the works function both as art and as nest boxes for native bees or as amenities for other creatures.

I have BS and MS degrees in Agriculture from the University of Arizona and the University of Maryland, respectively.

Eli Nielsen -

Eli Nielsen founded EcoSense Sustainable Landscapes in 2009 with the goal of creating the most bad ass eco-friendly landscape company in the Southwest. His mission is to redefine how landscapes are designed, installed, and maintained in arid climates, with an emphasis on organic products, resilient plants, and best practices.



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