Douglas Kent & Associates

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"I appreciate your willingness to use your knowledge and creativity to produce such a useful resource...and for that I thank you."                                                                                                                     

Arnold Schwarzenegger, June, 29, 2005


 “Your inspiration, persistence and unique knowledge and skills have been an immeasurable contribution to the Surfrider Foundation and the coast and ocean we love.......Words cannot begin to express our collective appreciation for your help in creating and launching the Ocean Friendly Gardens program.”
Jim Moriarty, Executive Director, Surfrider Foundation, 2010

"You are an artist! We couldn't be happier with how it is coming together. It looks great!" 

Steve LeMar, Board President, Irvine Ranch Water District, 2009

"New Era is fabulous. Your 11-plus year journey to complete the book was well worth the effort. I'm proud that such a wonderful message is emanating from Irvine....our challenge now is to get the entire community, and the entire world, on board!"

Mayor Larry Agran, City of Irvine, October 2001

“I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you so very much for everything you have done with the design and careful planning of our little place by the sea.  The trees, shrubs and flowers are not only beautiful, they are thriving!!!”

Peggy McCormick, Laguna Niguel, 2008

"Your gardens are not only holding up, they are stand-outs on stand-out streets. Your designs really popped out compared to the rest of the street. I'm so excited and feel fortunate!"

Laura Doyle, client, Costa Mesa, CA, June 2005

Doug -- Thank you for your efforts to protect California consumers. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated."

John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, State of California, August 2005

"Thanks Doug! It was a great day and I think I speak for all the committee that it (the seminar) was a success. Keep 'em green!"

Randy Coleman, Fire Marshall, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, May 2006

“The thanks are all mine. The presentation was A+ and very well constructed. I know we’ll be working together quite abit in the future.”

Ron Vanderhoff, Nursery Manager, Roger’s Gardens, 2007

"I wanted to thank the folks at Surfrider for the opportunity to transform my front yard from a water-gulping, boring lawn into a scenic, ocean friendly landscape through the knowledge and creativity of Doug Kent. I just couldn't be more pleased with the results."

Peg Pollino, client, Westchester, CA, September 2006

"Douglas Kent presents environmentally friendly concepts for the home gardeners that redefines the ecology of gardening." 

Rutledge Books, Inc., January 2001 

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