References & Resources

My work is a synthesis of the study, programs, work, and creative intuition spanning the last half decade, built atop 3 years of experience in practice of this service.  These are the resources I have tempered myself on. I am 100% open about where I learned everything I have. I always advise consulting as many people from as many different fields as you can, and other designers.  It is a collection of what I have studied and vouched for, and what my services mirror to a certain extent. 

There are many forms of design, and designs evolve and change to meet changes.  I urge people to become their own designer- for you must pilot your own ambitions. In providing mainframe design elements consulting, we are robbing no one of the joy of designing their own situation.  By having mainframe elements in place, the owner of the system is set up to confidently evolve alongside it. Indeed, your design is not only your choice but your necessary responsibility you take when you decide to purchase or even rent a space.  I advise you be as mentally stable as possible and clear-headedly identify your goals, resources and limitations as a person, those of your family, and such. Likewise I recommend seeking out as many opinions as you can regarding your ideas on the property and learn as much as you have time for about the issues most important to you.  Other relevant people to involve might be: soil scientists, hydrologists, earthmovers, seasoned gardeners, forestry experts, accountants, statists regarding legality, and so on.  If you want second opinions, if not third, – which you should diligently seek out if you can – find the people relevant to your goals.

Culturally we are dominantly Northern European.  We should look to the systems that sustained our ancestors and mirror them.  Climatologically we are similar to parts of Sweden, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe/Russia.  Our practices should pull from these cultures and climates what is historically successful and promising when looking at the future. We are woodsmen, and archeologists rediscovering functions of the past. Cultural practices conducive to success found amongst these historical models are of prime study material. Next comes the datum are those produced by credible, independent scientific research regarding the many fields found within our line of design work.  More importantly than anything else, however, is methods that the historic Kootenai Tribe employed to exist in everlasting harmonics with these exact tracts of land.  We should immediately model most of our ecological systems after them, to the degree it’s still possible to do that, and modify such methods to include useful plants not available to them and also account for anticipated consequences of climate change.