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Salt + Dirt | Outside Design

Salt + Dirt | Outside Design

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Salt + Dirt | Outside Design is a regenerative landscape & site design practice cultivating beauty, peace, and connection. Covid, a global pandemic, and climate change have people treasuring their land and connections to Nature again. I work with these clients - people that value wild lands, nurturing spaces and Nature -- true Nature. Leveraging resonant, resilient, regenerative design, Salt + Dirt meets the needs of those who crave the experience of the backcountry, stepping out their own door. With this approach, we address the important and urgent challenges of our times. Together, we explore new frontiers in life, work and human endeavor – by returning to Nature. Thirty-five years of curiosity & exploration inform my design work: climbing, backpacking, fly fishing, hunting, trail running. Biodynamic and organic farm apprenticeships; farming as an adult, and as a backyard farmer with my child; and helping the neighborhood kids run the Wild Child Chikken Co-op as they raise chicks and sell organic eggs throughout the community. What to expect working with Salt + Dirt or Backcountry Backyards? We'll work with Nature to create relaxing places for you to live your life: morning coffee, a few work hours in dappled shade, fresh air, feeding off of the life unfolding around you. Perhaps cocktails or a homegrown dinner in the golden light. Let's harness our mountain ecologies to create vibrancy, flourishing fauna and flora, and an ease at home to match your aspirations. Salt + Dirt | Outside Design moves beyond "gardens" or "traditional landscape" and into the realm of outdoor living, with a strong focus on: -Reconnection -Investing right the first time, by -Streamlining the landscape & outdoor living spaces for ease and comfort -Implementing effective ecological systems responsive to the parameters of development within the Rocky Mountain region

Services Provided

Deck Design, Design Consultation, Landscape Plans, Lighting Design, Outdoor Lighting Design, Site Planning, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Integrated ecological services implementation, Landscape & Outdoor Design, Landscape Renovation, Outdoor spaces for more than "gardens", Regenerative landscape systems, Regenerative Land Design, Ecologically-driven Land Design, Living Landscape "Paintings", Native Plant Communities, Habitat and Wildlife Land Design, Windbreaks and Rural Land Design, Animal-specific Pasture Programming, Specializing in Native Grass Plant Communities, Planned Ecological Services, Dog friendly landscapes, Repurposing, Working wit

Areas Served

Basalt, Carbondale, Catherine, Cattle Creek, El Jebel, Glenwood Springs, Marble, Redstone, Aspen, Rocky Mountain region, Paonia, Old Snowmass


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Business Name

Salt + Dirt | Outside Design

Phone Number

(337) 215-1401


Carbondale, CO 81623

Typical Job Cost

$1,500 - 15,000

Consultations, $110 per hour + travel fee Landscape Design Start Fee, $1500* Landscape Design, $110 per hour *Final design fees tend to reflect 10-15% of the landscape construction budget Full site, new single-family home, avg. townhome size at $2500 - single family $8500+. Small acreages, ecological integration, custom architecture, avg. $10K + Fee reflects the desires and needs of land, architecture, site, and Client.


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