Imagine walking out your door into an inviting, vibrant, lush food forest:          a beautiful, productive, resilient landscape that's also easy to maintain!   

Check out these "before," "during," and "after" shots of this backyard transformation in Bellingham, WA:



                   Food Forests,    Garden Beds,    Edible Landscaping...
                    Orchard & Tree Care,  Water Catchments,  Arbors...
                       Rain Gardens,    Waste Cycling,   Living Roofs...
                       Hardscaping,   Naturally Built Shelter...
                          Animals,   Compost,   Graywater Systems...                                  
Fruit Trees,   Berries,   Flowers,   Native Plants...

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

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


    Bruce Horowitz, dba, RIPE LANDSCAPES (WA Licensed Specialty Contractor RIPELL*832JK) is a "HIP Certified Professional" 

    Nothing makes us more happy than creating beautiful and productive landscapes for our clients! 

We use proven permaculture techniques, the best plant varieties, premium materials, organic and biodynamic inputs -- working with nature's inherent wisdom -- to handcraft your site into a resilient, abundant and easy-to-maintain eco-system! We will work with your budget, preferences, and even teach you how to do it yourself and to manage your site for years of enjoyment. 

 RIPE Landscapes also offers education in ecological whole systems design (permaculture) & "landsculpting" via workshops, the mentoring of clients, apprenticeships, and  permaculture design certification courses.         Please visit our events page for current and past offerings and join our mailing list below for more info.


"Bruce helped me set up my garden this spring with much needed pruning, weeding, mulching, soil amendments, moving various berries and herbs to better spots, planting vegetables, etc. My garden is now much happier, healthier, productive and easier to maintain. :-)" - Debra C., Bellingham, June '17

"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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