We design for lifestyles and spaces of all sizes. No cookie-cutter formulas because people are unique. We love growing organic food, installing native pollinator-friendly plants to sustain nature and designing from the ground up. It all starts with healthy soil and using the right plant, for the right place. A soil test provides a road map.
We look at the history of your land and plantings - are they happy? You shouldn't have to nuke the landscape with synthetics to get a short burst of growth and green. It's a vicious cycle. Even the use of organics should be thoughtful and measured.
That's the designers below at The Brooklyn Barge: Kathy Kiley (left) and Susie Klein (right). Kathy has a background in journalism and writing with degrees from Fairfield University (B.S.) and New York University (M.A.). Susie is a visual artist with degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (BFA) and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (MFA). She brings artistry to all her work. We are both an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP), certified by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). Other certifications: UCONN's Master Gardener and certification from CTNOFA's Beginning Women Farmer program. They have more than 15 years of garden and design experience. Susie also worked for a leading organic herb grower in Fairfield County and knows lots about the herbs healing powers and culinary uses.