Douglas Kent & Associates

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ABOUT US

Established in Northern California in 1993, Douglas Kent & Associates specializes in ecological land management. It is a design, consult, manage, and educational firm serving private and public organizations and individuals throughout California.

About DOUGLAS KENT

Landscapes lie at the intersection of air and fire, land and water - elements that gives us our life and diversity, disruption and change.
Douglas Kent has been chasing these elements since childhood. Thirty years field experience, five books, over fifty published articles, and landscapes scattered throughout California, Kent's hands are rarely clean.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona 
  • Master of Sciences in Regenerative Studies from the Lyle Center, Cal Poly Pomona
  • B.A. in Environmental Policy, Cal State Long Beach
  • Studied Ornamental Horticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • California Landscape Contractor: 905192
  • US Coast Guard's 100 Ton Master's License

NOTABLE EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Professor at Cal Poly Pomona, teach Ecological Land Management, Ecological Restoration, Regenerative Life Support Systems, and Landscape Construction.
  • Lead and instructor for Energy Resource Center's Energy-Smart Landscaping program.
  • Emily Green of the Los Angeles Times states that Ocean Friendly Gardens is "one of the books you'll need to live in the Golden State." April 10, 2010.
  • Firescaping is best selling book on creating fire protected properties in California.
  • Published and featured works in Fine Gardening, HGTV, Los Angeles TimesMarin Independent Journal, Sunset Magazine, World Wildlife and many other publications.
  • A New Era of Gardening was one of the Los Angeles Times’ best new gardening books for the year. Robert Smaus; Los Angeles Times; Oct 10, 2002. A New Era is also the first book on gardening for a healthier atmosphere in the U.S.
  • Started gardening at 14 years old and has worked hundreds of horticultural/landscape projects throughout California since.

Douglas Kent - Firescaping
Firescaping

TESTIMONY

CREATING ECOLOGICALLY MEANINGFUL and MEASURABLE LANDSCAPES

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