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Mandi Golman has worked as a Landscape Designer for twelve years in the Central Texas region and specializes in sustainable and edible landscape solutions using native and adapted plants. She has a Bachelor’s in Government from the University of Texas Austin, an Associate’s in Landscape Design, the Permaculture Designer Certification (she loves to find ways to incorporate permaculture into her work), and is a Licensed Irrigator in Texas. Mandi is also a certified natural playground designer from North Carolina State University and is up to date on all ASTM and CPSC standards.
Throughout her career, Mandi started the New Day Community Garden in East Austin, offers lectures on eco-friendly landscapes, co-founded TRUE Action, a non-profit that helps educate and feed students in Uganda, and organized a Sustainability Symposium for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. She has also developed curriculum and taught classes on Landscape Design for Can Academy, The Austin Permaculture Design Institute, and teaches vegetable gardening and leads volunteer efforts to beautify schools such as The UT Lab School, St. Andrews, The Discovery School, Maplewood Elementary, and Andrew’s Elementary.
Mandi discovered that creating a balance of sustainability, clients needs, ecological design principles, beauty, and practicality is an essential part of every landscape design plan.