75: Kristin Parsons on Yard Design
Kristin is a native Texan, went to college in Kansas, and ended up in Arizona in 2004. She’s been gardening, raising chickens, planting fruit trees, and constructing buildings ever since! Kristin is an architect and an interior designer, and completed her Permaculture Design Course last fall. She lives on a half-an-acre property with her husband, 2 dogs, 10 chickens, a Jersey Cow, and over 75 fruit trees. She works part time at an architecture firm, and started MODIFY Concepts in 2015 to provide design consultation for architecture, interiors, and permaculture.
Listen in to learn all about her new (adorable) Jersey cow Zoe, why taking a permaculture design course changed her life, and her experience designing everything from tiny bathrooms to multi-story buildings and, of course, yards.
A book that was influential to Kristin: Culture and Horticulture by Wolf D. Storl. It gives a great history behind the philosophy of organic gardening, how it got started, how gardening knowledge used to be passed down, and mindfulness in gardening.
Where can you find Kristin?