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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 stand for the

living world

we live & work by

our core values

We take our cues from the living world and choose collaboration over competition. We strive to build resilience and fortify biodiversity, both on the ground and in our team.

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we live & work by

our core values

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.

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our core values

We're flexible, and we cultivate awareness to respond rather than react. Coming from a place of "yes!", we are committed to solutions. This means we stay open to the perfect natural surprises that may shape our work.

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our core values

To us, integrity means trusting in big vision, doing the right thing, building to last, and adapting to change. We believe in always improving and value taking the long-view.

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our purpose

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.

Brandy M. Hall

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

mama, Builder, Designer, problem solver,
lover of all things beautiful

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! 

Lead designer

Rebecca Baxter

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.

Install operations manager

Aaron Pincus

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!

Project assistant

Addie Newbold

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.  

Install Team Leader

Forest Chin Lee

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!

Caretaking manager

Rachel Sebourne

Simmy radiates goodness with his positive outlook and kindness. He's a rap artist by night, and an earth-sculpting stone artist by day. 

crew member

Simmy Slaton

Operations Assistant

Sydia Bell

Rachel is a real mama bear⏤fierce, dependable, and hard working. In addition to managing our caretaking clients, she helps with planning to make sure installs run smoothly. 

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.

Design Coordinator

Franklin Vides

Heather is passionate about herbal medicine and working with plants. She's a real "plant whisperer" on our install and caretaking team.

Crew member

Heather Lacy

crew member

Jasper Jansen

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. 

Caretaking Crew member

Ishmail Edwards

Caretaking crew member

Roxann Drew

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.  

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