The Oak & Holly Story
It started with a simple vision: to take common spaces and make them beautiful, sustainable and productive while supporting the health of people and their environment.
Inspired by the resourcefulness and skill of vegetable gardeners from generations past, I set out to make edibles prominent in the landscape once again. As a designer and craftsman, I drew from my experience as the son of a horticulturist (every car ride was like a plant safari, with botanical names being thrown around like magic spells), as well as from a toolkit that included experience working in the field and training in sustainable design and organic agriculture.
Now, in our fifth season (2016), that vision has evolved to include a passion for native plants and mixing ornamental plants into edible gardens (and vice versa). We've expanded our service offerings to include hardscapes like sitting walls, fencing, fireplaces and patios, and planted more blueberries than I can count.
At Oak & Holly, we believe that how we do what we do matters. Because our actions have effects that ripple beyond us, I strive to leave behind a small footprint and utilize practices that promote ecological wellbeing. As an accredited organic land care professional, I practice in accordance with the NOFA Organic Land Care Standards. And since you'll sometimes find me on the job with my daughter and creative consultant, Rebecca, in tow, you can be sure that your family will never be exposed to anything I don't consider safe for my own.
RI Certified Horticulturist
Accredited Organic Land Care Professional
The South Coast Insider. Meet the Pros. Featured our raised beds. April 2014.
Herald News Extra. Spring Home & Garden. Feature article on Oak & Holly's design process and philosophy. March 2014.