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The Office of Landscape Architect, Tom Benjamin (413) 687-1135 tom@wellnesscapes.com
Tom's Landscape Design For Connecticut's First LEED Home Enhanced Existing Pastures As Meadows And Provided A More Formal Kitchen Garden, Orchard And Berry Patch.
Tom's Landscape Design For Connecticut's First LEED Home Enhanced Existing Pastures As Meadows And Provided A More Formal Kitchen Garden, Orchard And Berry Patch.

Tom's landscape design for Connecticut's first LEED Home enhanced existing pastures as meadows and provided a more formal kitchen garden, orchard and berry patch.

First LEED Home in Connecticut
Bethany, CT

Working on a former farmstead graced with large pasture surrounded by native woodlands, Tom produced landscape design for the first LEED home in Connecticut, rated at LEED-Silver level. Design approach emphasized food production in many forms.

Features include formal vegetable & herb garden, vine fruit pergola, wild woodland garden, orchard and wild berry transition along existing forest edge.  Tom’s permaculture-based concept worked with higher maintenance zones close into the home transitioning to lowest maintenance areas along the peripheral woodland edge.

Project Highlights

  • Early Adopter of LEED standards
  • Productive agricultural landscape design
  • Wild edible naturalized woodland edge
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