We exist to empower people to be part of the solution to the global environmental crisis we face.
Through our refined design-and-build process, we strengthen human connection with nature. Our sensitively designed landscapes mean your land can flourish in resilience. We listen to our clients' needs, and we also listen to what every specific site needs, so our actions as land keepers can work in harmony with each individual ecological environment.
When starting out in 2008, our founder, Brandy Hall, drew the name Shades of Green from her fundamental belief that wherever you're from, whatever your background, and however you're willing to contribute to the regeneration of our planet, your particular shade of green is not just important but essential.
Stepping into a new way of living - whether that means committing to growing food on your terrace, or managing a 1000-acre farm - is a fundamental and courageous contribution to life on earth at both an intimate and planetary scale. It's about being in service to life and connecting with your piece of the earth.
We choose to always see the humanity in one another so we can be kind, honest, and considerate. We believe in expressing gratitude and sharing abundance. And we love to listen. We're committed to being in right relationship with one another.
I founded Shades of Green in 2008. Since then, our team has grown to a staff of nearly 20, and we have worked with over a thousand clients who are applying permaculture across contexts.
I am passionate about leading a purpose-driven business that actively creates a healthier world for our children every single day. I love seeing my daughter graze on the plants in our yard, knowing they are chemical free and full of nutrients you can't get at the store.
My roots are in building. I earned my General Contractor's license directly after completing undergraduate work at the age of 20, and began training as a stone mason where I fell in love with the way intelligent design responds to the natural world. I have nearly two decades of experience in building off-grid water systems, landscape construction, and integrated farming systems. I serve on the Pine Lake City Council and spend lots of time outdoors with my husband, Aaron, our daughter, and our rambunctious pup, Peanut Butter.
Hi, I'm Brandy!
photo credit: Audra Melton
Rebecca has been with Shades of Green since 2016, and she brings an incredible capacity to listen and reflect with clarity and compassion, in both her role as designer and leader within the company. We can't sing her praises loud enough!
Aaron, Brandy's husband, has been wearing lots of hats since the beginning of Shades of Green. As such, he is intimately connected to the pulse of the company, and he plays a vital role as a values-keeper, mentor, and leader of all-things-install.
Roxann is one of those people you can't help but like from the moment you meet. Her dreams of helping others live a more sustainable and simple life has made her an invaluable leader on the caretaking team, as she helps steward landscapes alongside clients.
Rachel is a real mama bear⏤fierce, dependable, and hard working. She leads the Install Team as Forewoman Extraordinaire, and uses her skills to see big patterns to move our team with efficiency so we can do our best work in the field. She has a 4-acre homestead with her husband and toddler, and grows plants for SOG "in her spare time."
Sydia sparks joy in anyone she comes in contact with, which is why she is in charge of crafting a seamless community experience for staff members, and curating our office environment and culture to nurture good work. She also does most of the behind-the-scenes administrative work that keeps the company moving.