Terra Nova is officially a Monterey Bay Area Area “Green Business”!

By December 5, 2008Sustainable Landscaping

The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program awards certification to businesses that have voluntarily gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to prevent pollution and conserve resources by
• reducing water consumption;
• retrofitting lights and other equipment to conserve energy;
• reducing solid waste going to landfill by minimizing waste and recycling; and
• implementing practices that reduce pollution and protect worker safety.

As Paul Hawken the author of The Ecology of Commerce once said …

“Business is the only mechanism on the planet today powerful enough to produce the changes necessary to reverse global environmental and social degradation.”

We are proud to be a  Monterey Bay Area Green Business since 2008! Go Green !

Here are the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program’s  Green Business Listings.


About Ken

In 1967, 10-year-old Ken Foster read The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett. It took him a whole summer to read, but it inspired him to see gardening as a celebration of our coexistence with nature. In 1985, he took on an apprenticeship at the UC Santa Cruz Farm and Garden, and there he discovered his passion. He founded Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping in 1988, and has dedicated his life to caring for the environment and community through sustainable landscaping. He also teaches a permaculture class at Cabrillo College. When he’s not busy with designing, installing, and maintaining ecological landscapes, Ken can be found riding his bike around town, or making mandalas out of salvaged herbs that would otherwise have been sent to the landfill.


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