Horticulture – is the passion, science and skill of growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, ornamentals trees and shrubs, turf and naturally occurring species. It refers to the biological and energetic qualities of plants used for food, shelter, healing and creativity. It is how plants are arranged to flourish and support life. It is how to culture plants, connect, design and arrange their communities.
Architecture – is the creativity, skill, and science of designing buildings and structures and their surroundings in keeping with aesthetics, function and other criteria. Wondrous examples abound.
Landscape Architecture – is design influencing the perception, energy and experience of outdoor spaces. In its highest form, that is, to enable humans to exist in harmony with nature, the site plan is born before the community builds, with smaller space detailed design following later. It embodies emotional experience in large or small scale.
Permaculture – can be anywhere. It is working with nature. It is conserving energy, regenerating nature and to coexist with nature, producing food. It is achieved through cooperation, and recognition that all life is our family. It is taking responsibility for our own existence. It is to improve self reliance and bio-social resiliency. Some concepts in permaculture predate ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and ancient China; and some have been used by countless generations of all cultures.
Botany – The study of plants and how they work, plant biology, how to identify them, how they fit ecologically, and ethnobotany (how people use plants).
Amitola Design Concepts – encompassing the designed environment:
For green communities, individuals and businesses.