High Tide Services

Permaculture-Based Restoration

Permaculture-Based restoration utilizes on-site resources to facilitate the remediation of disturbed habitats with little to no economic cost.  Most of our restoration prescriptions require only hand-tools, on-site woody debris and native plants.


Example projects:

  • Remediation of grading and development.
  • Oak Woodland habitat restoration.
  • Enhancement of riparian buffer zones.
  • Forest margins and wildlife corridors.

Systems Design

The passive, integration of human and natural environments is the key to finding a balance between ecological and economic systems.

  • Holistic Property Management Plans.
  • Rainwater Catchment and Harvesting Systems.
  • Islands of Refugia for agricultural systems.
  • Perennial Polycultures and Food Forests.

Ecological is Economical

  • Closing the loop through the utilization of on-site resources and complete systems integration.

Community Education

With a background in formal education we have the unique ability to empower our clients and community with the knowledge and skills to become better land stewards.

  • Hands-On Workshops
  • Permaculture Design Process
  • Holistic Land Management Presentations

Suburban Food Forests

Using a mature forest matrix as a model we design and implement perennial food systems in suburban settings.  Once established there is no need for supplemental irrigation or fertilization.

Rainwater Catchment Systems

Since the passing of the Rainwater Catchment Act of 2013 High Tide has been designing and teaching about rainwater catchment systems.  1,000 square feet of catchment surface has the potential to capture 600-gallons of water for every 1-inch of precipitation.  Our integrated and passive systems will have you catching, storing and using rainwater in no time!

Islands of Refugia

Intensive agricultural systems fragment existing natural systems and the functions they provide.  This fragmentation creates an increase in pest populations and thus an increase in maintenance.  This can lead to low agricultural yields, increased operations cost and an increase in the use of pesticides.  Islands of Refugia provide habitat for beneficial insects, birds and micro-organisms which will increase yields and eliminate the need for pesticides.