Rick Taylor owned and operated Elder Creek Landscapes as a design build maintain landscape firm for 12 years before transitioning to a design/consultation/project management firm. During those 12 years, he gained a deep understanding of the practical application of sustainability in the landscape.
As a member of the California Landscape Contractors Association, Rick has led the North Bay Chapter in transitioning to sustainable practices. He has done this through example, by winning numerous awards, as well as teaching contractors specific sustainability techniques.
Rick served on Sebastopol’s Design Review board where he helped raise awareness and implement policies regarding urban stormwater management. Rick is also teaches as part of Sonoma State University’s Sustainable Landscape Professional Certificate Program. In addition to these teaching opportunities, Rick also speaks to garden clubs, industry groups, government bodies, homeowners associations, and non profits.
In addition to specializing in suburban and urban landscapes, Rick has experience designing and implementing on rural projects as well. Erosion control, timber management, earthworks and ponds, restoration, food production, and grazing are all areas he can address.