Bridghe McCracken, Founder of Helia Land Design, has over 15 years experience in land stewardship, as well as designing landscapes, gardens and beautiful food systems.
Bridghe has a BA in Biology from Colorado College, is a certified Organic Landcare Professional from the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, a certified Horticulturist from MCLA and is a Massachusetts Master Gardener.
In 2006 she began a partnership with Project Native, as their Chief Landscape Designer, which allows her to stay abreast of the latest available native plants. In 2006 she was honored and delighted to be the lead landscape designer and mentor for Project Sprout, an award winning student garden in Western Massachusetts.
Bridghe has also taught Permaculture as an adjunct professor at Simons Rock College of Bard. Her speaking engagements include the Master Gardener symposiums of Massachusetts, the Richmond School, CO-ACT and Miss Hall’s school. Corporate and consultation
Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Berkshire Community College
Hudson Valley Association, Tanglewood, The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Chesterwood, The Trustees of the Reservation
As a Peace Corps volunteer Bridghe had the opportunity to work directly with underserved communities toward their goal of food security and greater health, which continues to inform her work today.
WHO WE ARE
Helia Land Design is a full service land care firm. We design and implement projects that range from the intimate to the bold. Our diverse skills are complimented by our ability to interface with conservation commissions, architects and engineers.
WHAT WE DO
Our design process starts with the soil, the wind, the sun and the greater geographical context. These biological features are woven with the client’s needs and aesthetic choices. We create landscapes that are personal, ecologically intact and that speak to the surroundings, history and the culture of the region.
HOW WE WORK