I’ve enjoyed a long career as a development research professional in the non-profit industry. For the past twenty years, as an independent consultant, I’ve had many opportunities to explore and develop outside passions.
Kris Ethington, Landscape Designer & Nature Photographer.
My dedication to gardening led to my interest in natural ecosystems, environmental education and conservation. As a San Clemente Garden Club volunteer in southern California informally educating and inspiring children as future environmental stewards, California native plant gardens became the logical next step in my educational enlightenment. Over the last decade, the experience I’ve gained through gardening with natives increased my passion for community outreach and urban biodiversity.
Formalizing my horticultural education through the Sustainable Landscape Design program enabled me to work with clients to design their dream sanctuaries filled with beautiful, restorative, entertaining outdoor spaces that attract and sustain local wildlife while enriching lives with their presence.
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