Perfect Earth Project is hiring for the Living Lands Program!
PRFCT landscapes are safe, healthy, beautiful—and good for the planet. Yet, conventional landscaping, with its reliance on chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and fossil fuels, is creating a vicious cycle of dependence that harms biodiversity, disrupts natural systems, and pollutes our waterways—which is not PRFCT. Our goal with the Living Lands program is to stop this harmful cycle by teaching and inspiring landowners and decision-makers to adopt nature-based land care practices instead. Perfect Earth will serve as a facilitator between landowners, decision-makers, and the landscaping community while training landscape professionals in environmentally sound land management practices.
Living Lands will begin on Long Island before expanding to the Hudson Valley. Peconic Land Trust will be our first major partner, focusing on the vital Georgica and Sagg Pond watersheds on Eastern Long Island, where heavy landscaping chemical use causes toxic algal blooms.
Goals of the Living Lands program will include:
- Improve groundwater and local waterways by reducing harmful fertilizer and pesticide runoff.
- Improve human and pet health by reducing harmful pesticide exposure.
- Teach landowners, gardeners, and landscapers about the steps they can take to encourage a healthy and biodiverse ecosystem.
- Share success stories with the goal of inspiring more residents to convert their properties to nature-based Living Lands.
- Educate and encourage landscapers to provide PRFCT services and inspire students to pursue careers in nature-based land care.
- Produce learning materials for homeowners, decision-makers, land care professionals, media presentations, and workshops.