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TechStars + ServeScape
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It’s True What They Say.. “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”
Rock the Block consisted of weeks of preparation that included designing, marketing, sourcing, collaborating, budgeting, networking, shopping, planning, and two final weeks of installation. It was all hands on deck, and to this day, I am so proud to be part of a team where everyone is comfortable taking initiative and wearing all the hats outfitted for a successful team.
Pencils, Paper, and Plant Professionals

The one-year anniversary of ServeScape’s Design Studio is coming up in early April. Recognizing the need for planting direction for our clients, my double-barrel brain was pressed into service creating custom planting plans for our customers. Within a month I was eyebrow deep in projects. 


I’ve been a landscape designer and horticulturist for over 20 years and have had the good fortune to work at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Olga C. de Goizueta Gardens at the Atlanta History Center. Both public gardens educated me richly.

Picking Out A Design Plan
  You LOVE plants. You’ve discovered ServeScape’s vast online catalog of trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers- and you’re ready to fill up your cart. They’ll be delivered to you within 7 days. You’re bursting with joy… but then the voice...
Cultivating a "Living" Playground
When you think of a playground, do you think of the landscape of it? Cynthia Gentry does- she’s the creative force behind Living Playgrounds, LLC. Her work combines the use of biophilic elements with free play and imaginative opportunities for young children.
The Essential Soil
Soil is a lot like the human gut. Fuel in the form of leaves and manure lands on the surface of the soil and various organisms break it down into smaller, more digestible parts- much like our stomachs. The microbes in the soil (often with the help of fungi) then do their microscopic work converting these partially digested matter into food for themselves. What is left behind from this process are nutrients in a form plants can use for food and particles that add necessary texture to soil.