Frisch Ecological Design seeks to design with nature in mind to regenerate the land and help people live more sustainable lives. We begin with the idea that a healthy environment does not mean the exclusion of people, but humans have the ability to regenerate, restore, and maintain the natural world while meeting our needs for food, shelter, and water. We work throughout the Rochester and Genesee Valley Region and want to connect people to their land through thoughtful design and planning.
As we move further into uncertain climatic changes there is a need to steward and create resilient landscapes that are as functional as they are beautiful. Habitat and food for wildlife, whether it is bees or birds, is included anytime it is appropriate. We also strive to restore ecological functions in both urban and rural environments and hopefully grow some food along the way. Collaboration can be key to a successful project and we are always looking for opportunities to work with other professionals.
Jeff Frisch is an ecological designer and planner that believes truly sustainable solutions begin with a knowledge of place, an understanding of natural and human systems, and a creative approach to projects. Combining his background in engineering, ecology, and sustainable design and planning with a passion for the natural world he develops creative, attractive, and human-scaled, and sustainable landscapes. He is especially excited about the regenerating land and using natural systems on people property to enhance its natural beauty and to grow food for humans, birds, and pillinators. His background includes an A.S. degree in Engineering Science, a certificate in Regenerative Ecological Design from the Ecosa Institute, a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies from Prescott College, and an M.S. Degree in Ecological Design from the Conway School.
He believes strongly in walking the talk and lives his life to that end.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” - Rumi