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.
Let’s grow together
Vic is the owner and manager of Let it Grow Landscapes. He is a practitioner of Permaculture, certified through the Center of Bioregional Living, in NYC. Vic draws Edible Landscape Design plans and studies in the NY Botanical Gardens school of horticulture and landscape design. He has been practicing Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture, professionally, since 2013. Before that, Vic practiced permaculture at home while working in the financial industry for 5 years. He taught English in Chile for a year, and studied creative writing in college. After becoming passionate about local, sustainable food production as the best way for us to better take care of ourselves, individually and collectively, he left his financial career to devote himself to caring for the land. He hopes to work with people to co-create a way to better utilize the natural resources under their care, to realize a perennial return of bountiful food and beauty on their properties.