Matthew Koehorst– With a childhood spent sailing the Caribbean and a Bachelors in Environmental Science and Anthropology, Matthew has a long held passion for exploring how people and nature interact and believes that good design can bring us and our environment closer. Matthew’s experience lies in education, whole systems design, ecological restoration and project management and he has a particular interest in sustainable water management, food growing and indigenous trees.
Layla Staegemann– Growing up on the Garden Route between the Knysna forest and the pristine coastline, Layla began a life centered within nature. She has international experience designing, managing and teaching on permaculture projects in New Zealand, India and South Africa. This work gave her the foundation and passion to work with people in creating their dream living environments that are aesthetically pleasing, ecologically attuned and resilient. She loves fynbos, wild flowers, and growing healthy food.