Why Growing Inspired?

Water Harvesting

Managing water on your property can be complicated. I design integrated systems that cut utility bills and moderate the hydration of your land.

Plant Specialist

Knowing plants and where to place them can be overwhelming. As a specialist in low-water, edible and indigenous plants I select plants that suit your space and tastes, and provide numerous benefits such as feeding pollinators, natural pest control, and food and medicine.

Quality Work & Care

Designing your landscape is a collaborative process where your values, goals and property needs take center stage. I stand behind my work and will be there, both during and after the design, to help guide your landscape as it evolves over time.


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Regenerative Design Plans

A well thought-out design plan will save you time, money and maintenance in the short and long term while providing food, beauty and more abundance every year.


If you are a home gardener needing some experienced advice to get your project off on the right foot then this service is for you.

Project Management

From ordering plants and materials, to communicating with installers and scheduling work flow, there is much to coordinate when planning a landscape installation.

Workshops & Speaking Engagements

Since 2009 I’ve had the pleasure of teaching classes, leading workshops and speaking about gardening at numerous events for students and the public.

“I appreciate that Elana took the time to clarify our objectives, checking back in as she drew up the plan to confirm our taste in various plants and landscape features. She took the design to a level we had not conceived of… We recommend Elana without reservation.”

Elena & Jeff

West Kelowna

15 years experience, 400+ students, 100+ trees planted

A net-benefit landscape provides its own fertility and the highest-quality food (better than money can buy) while working with nature, not against it.

How the Design Process Works

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1. Free Phone Consultation

We assess your property, vision and objectives to see if we are a good fit to work together.

2. Site Assessment & Consultation

We discuss the project in more detail including your values and likes and dislikes. I assess the soil quality, take measurements, and survey the typography where required.

3. Concept Design

Together, we review the concept design. I then take your feedback and refine the design.

4. Final Design

We review the final construction-ready design plan, designed to scale so it can be easily interpreted by you or a contractor.