RIPE LANDSCAPES is a design/mentor ecological company that uses permaculture       principles and techniques to create beautiful and productive landscapes.

We work with clients of budgets of all sizes and sites of all scales, (work with local, artisan contractors when legally required), to design, and "land sculpt"  inviting, beautiful, easy to maintain, regenerative physical and human ecosystems, all personalized to the client's specifications, using only the best plant varieties, natural materials,and premium, organic and biodynamic inputs -- handcrafting landscapes into productive paradises that are resilient and abundant!

Bruce Horowitz is the principal of RIPE Landscapes. Along with Tania

Bruce Horowitz is the principal of RIPE Landscapes. 

Along with Tania Leilani Strebl, (pictured at left), he is the co-designer of Hawaiian Sanctuary Eco-Resort and Permaculture Education Center, which is located on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Bruce works with clients internationally and in his hometown of Bellingham, WA to create beautiful, productive and resilient landscapes, tailored to the exact specifications of his clients and in harmony with Nature.

Please browse this site for design examples, testimonials, photos and an overview of our philosophy. Enjoy!


DESIGN / MAINTAIN / SYSTEMS UPGRADE: 

Food Forests,    Garden Beds,    Edible Landscaping...
Orchards,  Garden Features,  Arbors...
Water Catchment,    Waste Cycling,   Energy Systems...
Community Development,   Naturally Built Shelter...
Animal,   Compost,   Graywater Systems...

 Transform your yard, homestead, farm, or retreat center into your dream site!

Please view our portfolio for more photos and descriptions of our work.


 THE RAW INSTITUTE OF PERMACULTURE EDUCATION 

offers education in ecological whole systems design/"landsculpting" via workshops, the mentoring of clients, apprenticeships, and two week immersive permaculture design certification courses. 

Please visit our events page for current and past offerings!

Testimonials


"Thank you, Bruce. Your work is beautiful! Much appreciated!!!" -Jim P., Bellingham, WA


"Bruce was great in every stage of my project, from design to implementation.  He has a great feel for esthetics, both general and personal, and is sensitive to everything relative to personal taste.  He’s also really fun to shop for plants with, full of suggestions that are lovely now and even better in the future. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again in the future." - Cheryl S., Bellingham, WA


"I love the design and the beautiful patterns of the garden beds." - Lita B., Bellingham, WA


"You are an awesome teacher and an amazingly intuitive landscaper -- always making the right call!" -Kurt Y., Bellingham,WA


"The best class I have ever taken by far." -Cody J., Bellingham, WA 

describing Permaculture Design Certification Course taken Summer 2015 as senior project at Western Washington University


"Bruce: you did a fantastic job organizing the course! An honor and pleasure to teach with you." -Starhawk, CA, BC




 
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