Ecological Landscape Design

Creating a sustainable & resilient systems inspired & informed by natural patterns & ecological processes, for the mutual benefit of both humans & the environment.

Land Beyond the Sea (LBS), Ecological Design

LBS is an Ecological Design firm located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. We offer holistic Site Planning & Design Services, Native & Edible Landscape & Garden Installation & Maintenance, & Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Wild Foraging Plant Walks

Enjoy a guided wild foraging hike in scenic Buttermilk Falls State Park, the backyard playground of Firelight camps! Join local foraging fanatic, Sarah Kelsen, for a hands-on adventure to learn about Northeastern wild edible plants. Sarah will teach you how to comfortably identify, & harvest a variety of flowers, leaves, berries, nuts, roots, & shoots, while maintaining the diverse forest ecology. Connect with Nature, Taste the wild!

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Recent Project News

Miguel was recently awarded a fellowship to lead a Community Conservation Project in Stewart Park! The project, Revitalizing the Fuertes Bird Sanctuary through Community Conservation Efforts, engages stakeholders from the Ithaca area to conserve & restore the waterfront park. Join us this spring to kick off the Project! Contact us for more info.

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