Travis Beck

Integrating ecology and design


Grounded Design names Principles of Ecological Landscape Design "the most important landscape book since McHarg's Design with Nature.Full review

In ASLA's The Dirt James Royce writes that Principles provides "a solid foundation for designers to broaden their understanding of the ecological principles in nature that can be factored into landscape design."  Full review

"Stunning. . . a deeply optimistic book," says James Golden at View from Federal Twist . Full review

The Metropolitan Field Guide calls Principles a "must-have for anyone connected to creating landscapes."  Full review

Peter Bane, editor of the Permaculture Activist , writes, "This admirable book has many virtues and few flaws."

Recent and upcoming events


March 3, 2018

Guilford Horticultural Society Symposium | Greensboro, NC

Cultivars in the Native Landscape


August 3 and 10, 2017

Mt. Cuba Center | Hockessin, DE

Ecological Landscape Design Workshop


July 14, 2017

Association of Professional Landscape Designers International Landscape Design Conference | Boston, MA

Design with Natives