Shannon Mendes is an Ecological Landscape Designer based in Vancouver, Canada. She has a Certificate in Permaculture Design from the University of British Columbia, a Diploma in Organic Land Care from Gaia College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and has over 15 years of experience running a small business. Shannon draws inspiration from the natural ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest Landscape. Shannon is passionate about anything green and growing and all the intricate microbial connections between rock, soil and seeds. Shannon is a proud member of S.O.U.L the Society of Urban Organic Land Care and the International Society of Arboriculture.