"A person's life is not a series of dramatic events for which he or she is applauded or exiled but a slow accumulation of days, seasons, years, fleshed out by the generational weight of one's family and anchored by a land-bound sense of place."
Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces


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Avocado Green, Inc. was founded by Nathan C. Anderson in 2003. Nathan is a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA) and earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. A childhood spent on his family's dairy farm in south central Wisconsin and a lifelong passion for natural resources, art, and design have shaped his fourteen years of experience practicing landscape architecture.

Nathan has worked for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington, D.C. and the award-winning landscape architecture firm Coen+Partners in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also has served as a mentor and visiting critic with the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, and serves on the board of DOCOMOMO (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement) Minnesota Chaper.

Nathan was a selected participant in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's 2010 exhibition Powerhouse Plants with his vertical garden installation "Homegrown". Previously he participated in the Arboretum's 2006 exhibition Secret Gardens with his installation "Penny Lane". Nathan was awarded a temporary public art commission from the Jerome Foundation and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. The installation "Please Take the Ticket" was completed in 2002.


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