Cultivating Great Places.

Conservation, Resiliency Planning, Urban and Community Design

Cultivate offers a fully-integrated design and planning process, from project visioning through implementation. We push our clients to think long-term, to consider the legacy they are creating and to understand how today's decisions affect future generations. We work to create environments where people and nature can thrive… together.


We are a conservation planning and community design practice specializing in innovative conservation and development approaches. This includes looking holistically at land stewardship and helping to design our environments to be responsive to the context. This means crafting community designs, land use policies, and development approaches that support the health and resiliency of our natural systems. We work for landowners, developers, non-profits, and municipalities. We are interested in recognizing and preserving the unique and priceless aspects about a place while charting a balanced and resilient future.

Conservation means development as much as it does protection.

~Theodore Roosevelt

2018 Geela Award honor

In 2018, The Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan - Investing in our Working Lands for Regional Resilience was selected by The Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards (GEELA) program in the Ecosystem Land Use Stewardship category. Cultivate was the prime planning consultant to The County of Santa Clara & Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) for the preparation of this innovative plan to preserve and catalyze agricultural in the Valley. The GEELA is the highest and most prestigious environmental honor recognizing individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in conserving California's resources. More on the project here.


we believe in creating environments where...




We connect to nature for recreation, gathering, retreat and reflection

We ensure protection of sensitive and culturally important resources

We find aesthetic, private sanctuaries that provide peace and quiet


We grow our food and reconnect to our shared legacy of cultivating the land

Cultivate was founded to help change the way people think about improving and managing land. We are a California State Certified Small Business (SB) as well as a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).