AL+D is a newly formed landscape worker cooperative on Mount Desert Island. We offer exceptional design-build services in landscape architecture, full-service project management, landscape construction, hardscape installation, custom stonework, and native plantings.
Our members-owners are licensed and insured landscape professionals who have a deep understanding of Acadia’s natural systems—including the soils, native plants, climate, ecology, and the local community. We incorporate this knowledge into your landscape designs, construction projects, and maintenance programs, to work with you in making environmentally safe and economically sound decisions for your property. We have a deep appreciation for the island’s natural environment, committed to the highest standards of cooperative ownership, and we enjoy the reward that our work directly enhances the quality of people’s lives.
At Acadia Landscape + Design, we are planning several different items to highlight our newly formed cooperative’s close relationship to Acadia National Park and the beautiful landscapes that inspire so many.
Some of the items we are planning to accomplish this year during the Acadia Centennial Celebration:
1. Our stone artist, Leland is working on a stone etching & engraving of the centennial logo on a flat granite stone. We will donate 1 or more of these stone logo engravings to be auctioned off at the FOA Annual Benefit Auction. These engraved stones would make an outstanding piece to add to anyone’s garden to remind them of the Centennial Celebrations.
2. We will be volunteering our services at the Wild Gardens of Acadia, and Will, our native plant specialist, is leading this effort. We see this as a great opportunity for outreach to the public and our clients about the importance of breaking away from traditional resource-heavy landscaping techniques and for promoting native plant landscaping at their own homes.
3. We will be donating and selling plants at the Wild Gardens of Acadia Plant Sale. We are developing an educational brochure for the sale which highlights the local environmental importance of choosing landscaping with native plants vs. traditional landscaping with chemicals and fertilizers.
4. We will have our employees volunteer on the trail crews to highlight the relationship between Acadia National Park and the island’s surrounding landscape community.
5. We plan on attending as many events and meetings as possible to help spread the word about the Centennial and also the importance of being good land stewards by practicing native landscaping techniques at home.
6. We are proud to also be a financial supporter of the Acadia Centennial Celebration.