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Essentially Green for Home and Garden with Deanne Dalton

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Home is where we get healed and energized.

Deanne Dalton, a founder/design and project manager for Eco Design and Build Studio.  Her purpose is to "Bridge design with a state of well being"   She has been designing since she played Barbies as a child.  While in college as a nutrition major she fell in love with her Art History class and changed her major to structural design and also received an interior design and landscape design cert.  She has been designing homes, small Commercial TI and Landscapes for 37 years.   Gardening is a passion of hers and therefore she is very in touch with nature.  It wasn't until she was construction manager on homes that she was a witness to  the daily waste and trash that our industry produces.  It was then that she knew she could only design for the planet and focused on passive design for  homes/structures and rain gardens for the landscapes.  Outdoor kitchens in California really enhances the quality of our lives and planting a landscape with low maintenance plants with a kitchen garden compliment and softens the hard surfaces.

Some tips and ideas for consideration of wellbeing at home, especially during the pandemic:

  • Kitchen garden: minimum a herb garden to grow food to reconnect with nature
  • Outdoor kitchen with solid coverings
  • If you don’t have an outdoor space, have potted plants on windows, or other indoor plants inside to purify air
  • Bring mirrors inside to reflect more lights
  • Create a meditation space – also consider gardening as a form of meditation

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