Owen Dell, RLA,  ASLA, Principal

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAOwen is an award-winning, internationally admired registered landscape architect, certified master water auditor, certified permaculture designer, author, and educator. He is the principal of Owen Dell and Associates, LLC in Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in sustainable landscape architectural services. He is also a partner in J2O Rainwater Collective, Corvallis, a rainwater harvesting design/build firm. Owen has been part of the landscaping profession since 1971, and he has been at the forefront of many of the practices of sustainable landscaping presently in use worldwide. Owen lectures around the U.S. and internationally on sustainable landscaping and related topics. He is the author of “How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business” and “Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies.” Owen is also a regular contributor to many national and regional horticultural publications. He is the former co-host and co-creator of the popular Santa Barbara, California television series, “Garden Wise Guys.” Owen is Chair of the Corvallis Civic Beauty and Urban Forestry Advisory Board and Chair of the Garden Group of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team. He is also a founding member of a task force working on emergency preparedness in the Corvallis area.

Jeff Ard, BLA, Associate

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Associate Jeff Ard received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1988 and then worked as a consultant to public agencies for a decade in assisting with their landscape maintenance programs. He co-founded the design-build firm Habitats, Inc. of Eugene, Oregon where he was a principal and licensed landscape contractor from 1997 to 2009 focusing on sustainable landscape design, construction and native habitat restoration. Jeff has a wide range of experience in residential, commercial and public landscape design, construction, and management; natural area habitat restoration; and integrated pest management (IPM) policy and program development for municipal and county parks departments, public works departments and national forests. Jeff is also a co-founder of J2O Rainwater Collective and is a co-founding managing partner of Sunburst, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of thermal weed control technology and equipment since 1994.

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