Regenerative Design A Day

Khalana Gocken in Longmont, Colorado is creating a Regenerative Design A Day...

She explains, "Regenerative landscapes heal nature. They build soil, habitat and human engagement. I am using a map of my property to draft a conceptual regenerative landscape design every day. There are some guidelines laid out on the blog page for the project.
  1. Irrigation can be discontinued after the first few years of establishment, except for supplemental irrigation during periods of drought.
  2. Hardscape materials must be sourced within 150 miles of the site.
  3. Maintenance must be minimal after the first few years of establishment.
  4. Space must provide habitat for native pollinators.

Why did you decide to do this project?
I wanted to take this on for a few reasons. 1. I wanted to reignite my passion for regenerative landscapes. 2. There is a misconception that regenerative landscapes are wild and unkempt. I wanted to show that they can be anything you make them. 3. I am transitioning to design-only work, so this seemed like a great way to make people aware and interested.

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Even this early into it I have learned a ton from this project. As a business owner I was having a hard time jumping into my "design brain" because I was so bogged down by other more executive tasks all the time. I really feel like this has changed my brain. I can jump in and out of "design brain" quite seamlessly now. It's been great.

 See all of Khalana's designs HERE.

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