CBLP Certification

Our Co-Owner Jeremy Tidd received a scholarship earlier this year to enroll in the new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program. Jeremy is now CBLP certified, further enhancing our already established dedication to sustainable and bay-friendly practices. Bona Terra was also a recipient of the DOEE’s Community Stormwater Solutions Grant and installed a 500 square… Continue reading CBLP Certification

Cycling Fundraiser for CISPES

Our crew member Julio Cesar Guarcax Cuc is participating in a 180 mile cycle through Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland during Memorial Day weekend May 27-29, 2017, to support the grassroots campaigns of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES). You can support the cause here: https://www.crowdrise.com/cispes-education-fund

We are hiring a Landscape Designer

Job description: Rain Garden/Residential Native Landscape Designer  Full-time employment including overtime. * flexible schedule, sometimes working 12 hour days and/or weekends in the high season and light work in the winter. Work from home possibly 1 – 2 days per week. 15.00 – 18.00 per hour + mileage reimbursements, phone reimbursements No benefits included; you… Continue reading We are hiring a Landscape Designer

One year later

We’ve received more photo updates on the growth of our bayscape installations for the RiverSmart Homes Grant program. Our young plantings have filled-in their garden spaces quite robustly. Check out these lovely summer blooms at two D.C. residences:

Native species: Cutleaf Staghorn sumac

Bona Terra promotes the use of native plants, shrubs and trees, which preserve the local ecosystem, support local wildlife, and contribute to reforestation. We’ll occasionally highlight some of our favorite native species here on the blog. In this post our office manager writes about Staghorn sumac, specifically the cutleaf cultivar: One of the most striking… Continue reading Native species: Cutleaf Staghorn sumac

Summer blooms

We’re always delighted to see progress updates on rain gardens and bayscapes we’ve installed for DC’s RiverSmart Homes grant program. In less than 10 months, small plugs of Penstemon, Coneflowers and Black-eyed Susans have filled in this stormwater-capturing corner garden. Our previous post is about the resilience of young plantings.

Watching our bayscapes and rain gardens grow

Last year Bona Terra installed over 140 residential bayscapes and rain gardens for the Alliance of the Chesapeake Bay’s RiverSmart Homes Grant program, a DC initiative to reduce stormwater run-off and pollution. Since we install gardens throughout the year in different seasons, the initial ‘look’ of a freshly installed garden varies widely, and some gardens that are installed… Continue reading Watching our bayscapes and rain gardens grow

Pervious Pavers!

In addition to rain gardens and bayscapes (conservation planting) Bona Terra is now installing pervious pavers for the RiverSmart Homes program to reduce storm water run-off that overflows D.C.’s sewers and pollutes the Chesapeake Bay, by running off of impervious surfaces, like patios and driveways. Check out our first patio freshly installed with interlocking pervious pavers!… Continue reading Pervious Pavers!

Employment Opportunity: Field Worker

Field Worker Full-time, $10.00 – $13.00 per hour Crew members are integral in installing rain gardens, conservation planting, and conducting landscape maintenance on residential properties. Usually works in teams of 2 or 3 people. Able to read a scale drawing, understand cross-section designs and build according to a plan. Identify Miss Utility markings and participate… Continue reading Employment Opportunity: Field Worker