OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANTS CAN MAKE US HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER.
Our talented team of gardeners, designers, stone masons, carpenters, welders, educators, and farmers are passionate about creating edible landscapes. Our mission is to transform urban spaces into attractive and regenerative ecosystems. We love when our inviting gardens help connect people to the natural world and their food source.
“We get excited when we help people grow their own food. There's immense satisfaction in tending to your plants, watching them thrive and mature, harvesting the bounty, and sharing the harvest with friends and family. It’s one of the most positive things we can do for our environment and ourselves.
Gardens, especially edible gardens, help to facilitate connection with nature. This mindset of sustainability and ability to see our natural world with more reverence and gratitude is why we do what we do.”
- Ben Barkan, Owner & Founder of HomeHarvest
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BEN BARKAN: Owner & Founder, Sales, Designer & Consultant, Licensed GC (HIC # 188371)
Inspired by working on more than 35 organic farms in New England, California, Oregon, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Costa Rica, Ben applies lessons learned to HomeHarvest's unique custom garden installations. Ben earned a degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture (4.0 GPA), is permaculture-design certified, and started HomeHarvest with just a bicycle and shovel in 2008. "We think that abundant, nutrient-dense produce isn’t enough; we also want our vegetable gardens to look gorgeous and function as resilient and regenerative ecosystems." Ben is licensed in Massachusetts as a Construction Supervisor, Home Improvement Contractor, and enjoys designing and selling beautiful landscapes with custom construction and creative plant integration.
ABIGAIL WOLF: Garden Leader, Educator, & Herbalist
Abigail joined the HH team in 2013 and we're so grateful for her competence, positive attitude, and horticultural prowess. With an education background in herbalism, permaculture, Environmental Design and organic farming, Abigail enjoys transforming landscapes into beautiful and productive vegetable gardens. Abigail teaches customers about our holistic approach to gardening and is involved with school lesson planning and integrating HomeHarvest gardens into school curriculum. We welcome Abigail’s enthusiasm and passion for growing food sustainably.
PETE ANDERSON: Carpenter & Installation Specialist
Since 2013, Pete has been diligently helping us to build intricate construction projects throughout Boston. Pete's advanced woodworking skills and build-focused interests are a perfect match for HomeHarvest. His work ethic and intuitive eye for detail are evident as we design/install chicken coops, raised beds, greenhouses, garden art, arbors, decks, and all other uses of wood as a building material. Pete recently lead a complicated greenhouse installation and we couldn't be happier. His work continues to amaze us and our clients.
ARKAM NAPOLI Stone Masonry & Construction Specialist
Arkam has 5+ years of construction and masonry experience and loves building beautiful, functional, and artistic creations. His understanding of landscape construction harmonizes perfectly with HomeHarvest's interest in sustainable garden infrastructure. During our growing season, Arkam focuses on construction work and tending to his personal fruit orchard. During the winter, he returns home to Zanzibar, Africa, where he tends to a tropical garden. Arkam's background, positive attitude, and interest in growing food is a perfect fit on the HH team.
Evelyn Obarowski: Garden & Construction Specialist
Evelyn has a background in organic farming, permaculture, construction, and construction management. We're excited to teach Evelyn about our company's unique urban farming approaches and empower her to lead projects and build beautiful edible landscapes. "As I pursue education in Sustainable Foods and Farming from UMass Amherst, I will be able to meld education and practice. I believe in the power of small scale permaculture projects to connect people more closely to their food sources, fostering self sufficiency." We welcome Evelyn on the HH team and look forward to collaborations.
Devin Gallaher: Masonry, Carpentry, & Construction Specialist
Devin has an impressive background in construction work, specializing in natural stone masonry installations. With over ten years experience in stone masonry, carpentry, and landscaping work, we're excited to welcome Devin to the HomeHarvest team. He holds a B.A. in studio arts from UMASS Amherst and enjoys incorporating his artistic touch into our landscape construction projects. We're teaching Devin about permaculture plants, fruit trees, and our unique approach to garden installations and we look forward to him rising in the ranks into the role of crew leader. Particularly fond of the Fibonacci pattern and patterns in nature, we're excited to apply his artistic passion, construction experience, and interest in sustainability to HomeHarvests increasingly complex construction work.
MICHAEL ULMAN: Artist, Builder & Welder
Mike's passion for creating art began at a young age while helping his architect father weld metal scraps into large sculptures. He now conceives and fabricates fantastic sculptures with found metal objects, welding pergolas, trellises, water features, arbors, and unique garden art. HomeHarvest's approach and appeal are greatly enhanced by blending one-of-a-kind garden art with edible garden and landscape design.
We're hiring for 1-2 positions starting spring of 2018. We're seeking a landscape construction specialist & site foreman, as well as general labor position. Please contact us if you're interested in joining our awesome team!