A Guy & His Dog Landscaping is committed to designing sustainable outdoor living spaces for homeowners, businesses, and the public. A Guy & His Dog Landscaping focuses on the use of native and edible plants, locally sourced materials, rainwater harvesting systems, and other sustainable initiatives to bring nature and people together with the belief that all living things are interrelated.
We at A Guy & His Dog Landscaping embrace the basic principles of organic land care as adapted from the "Principles of Organic Agriculture," International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, and NOFA (Northeastern Organic Farmer's Association), the governing organization that accredited us. The four principles are:
1. Principle of health. Organic land care
should sustain and enhance the health of
soil, water, air, plant, animal, human, and
planet as one and indivisible.
2. Principle of ecology. Organic land care
should be based on ecological systems and
cycles and should work with them, emulate
them, and help sustain them.
3. Principle of care. Organic land care should
be managed in a precautionary and
responsible manner to protect the health and
well-being of current and future generations
and the environment.
4. Principle of fairness. Organic land care
should build on relationships that ensure
fairness with regard to the common
environment and life opportunities. Fairness
is characterized by equity, respect, justice,
and stewardship of the shared world, both
among people and in their relationships to
other living beings.
We at A Guy & His Dog Landscaping still have much to learn about chemical free environments, native plantings, and ecological restoration but we are eager to share what we know with you. Whatever we learn we commit to passing on to you.
Likewise, if you have a good idea or resource about creating environmentally friendly landscapes please contact us so we may share it with others.
Photo: A favorite view (taken by owner Mike McCleese) of a location near Burlington
in the beautiful green mountains of Vermont.