A seasoned ecological design company based out of Saint Louis, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado.

We unite landscapes and human communities with ecological design. From urban neighborhoods to rural agroecosystems, our design work restores and regenerates the projects we work on.

Whether we're solving stormwater challenges with green infrastructure, realizing land health and farm productivity potential, or creating interactive landscapes for homes or whole neighborhoods, we've spent decades helping projects grow from mediocre to outstanding with our careful and innovative planning.

A short video made by our students at Utah State University about the extensive green infrastructure work on campus designed by Real Earth Design


Top Photo Caption: Naropa University is home to a highly successful permaculture program established by Real Earth Design founder Jason Gerhardt. Students gain hands-on experiences in ecological design, urban agriculture, wise water management, and community development. Lab facilities consist of a greenhouse, subtropical and temperate agroforestry, vegetable gardens, wastewater reuse, and green infrastructure.