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.
I founded Shades of Green in 2008. Since then, our team has grown to a staff of 10, and we have worked with hundreds of 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!
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. She is the first touch point for most clients, and 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. He oversees the install team, and builds strategic sourcing relationships that exemplify our ethics.
Addie moved to Atlanta from Rhode Island to join the Shades of Green team, and boy, are we lucky to have her! She is working diligently behind the scenes, doing everything from rendering beautiful designs to facilitating project management. We're pretty sure she's part sponge, because she soaks everything up so quickly!
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 is a ball of sunshine. She has a background in all things business operations, and fills so many gaps in the company, from administrative to marketing, and more!
Heather is passionate about herbal medicine and working with plants. She's a real "plant whisperer" on our install team, and is responsible for building relationships with values-aligned growers.
Forest is the kinda guy that dives deep to understand how things work, and does his best to make sure it's done with care and precision on the first pass. He manages on-the-ground installations and leads the install team with his big brain and bigger heart.
Franklin has lived many lives. Born and raised in El Salvador, where he worked in design and as an internationally-syndicated talk show host, he and his husband now live in Atlanta. Franklin's on-the-ground designer's eye is a huge asset to our install team.
Simmy radiates goodness with his positive outlook and kindness. He's a rap artist by night, and an earth-sculpting stone artist by day.
Jasper is passionate about learning. He has a steady presence and a big ol' smile. And, he's Dutch, which means he brings yummy stroopwafel to snack on!
Ishmail is community-driven and passionate about connecting with others. He has hit the ground helping us with clients on our caretaking team.
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 a real pleasure to have on the caretaking team.