Let’s grow together
Douglass grew up in Katonah, NY and currently is a resident of South Salem, NY. In 2009, he graduated from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC with a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies with a focus in Sustainable Agriculture. Upon graduation, he moved back to the Hudson Valley and for one season managed a small, organic vegetable farm in Brewster, NY. For the past four seasons he has worked as the Food Growing Program Coordinator with the Food Bank for Westchester, where he oversees a collective of gardens and works with students, inmates and community volunteers to grow vegetables and herbs for individuals experiencing hunger in Westchester County.
With an artist's eye for aesthetics, and a farmer’s sense for functionality, Natascha brings valuable design thought and plans to each property. Natascha went to college for Studio Arts, and does much of the design drawings for our landscaping and building plans. Natascha has worked on a number of farms and cared for peoples’ gardens and animals in the Westchester, NY area, including managing the vegetable garden for Muscoot Farm.
Anastassia is a dedicated organic farmer, specializing in annuals, mushrooms, and aquaculture. She graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a concentration in aquatics and soils. She has been working with the land for 5 years and continues to be a steward to the environment.
A practitioner of permaculture and owner and manager of Let it Grow Landscapes, Vic creates edible landscape design plans for community, school and home gardens. He is certified to practice permaculture through the Center of Bioregional Living, in New York City and studies at the New York Botanical Gardens School of Horticulture and Landscape Design. He taught English in Chile and studied creative writing at Binghamton University. Vic has been practicing sustainable agriculture and permaculture, professionally since 2013. Prior to that, he employed permaculture practices in his home garden for 5 years. After becoming passionate about local, sustainable food production, he left a career in the financial industry to devote himself to caring for the land. Currently, Vic works with individuals and organizations to co-create a better way to utilize natural resources and to realize a perennial return of bountiful food and beauty in our gardens.