Employing naturalistic landscape design principles, to increase ecosystem services on private lands.

Creating habitat at home.

Services Offered


(Monarda punctata)


Mustard-yellow Polypore
(Phellinus gilvus)


Virginia Bluebell
(Mertensia virginica)


Red Chokeberry
(Aronia arbutifolia)

Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship on private residential property through education and landscape design practices.

Ahimsa (uh-him-suh) is the principle of nonviolence, the avoidance of harming anything living either in actions, words or thought. In this way we can think of native plant landscaping having a principle of ahimsa.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.


I would like to thank the staff at The Clifton Institute. Without the programs and education they offer the public there would not be Ahimsa NP&D. I am honored to have had Eleanor Harris, Ph.D create our logo. Please consider donating.

All pictures, photographs, and images have been taken by Reneé D. Kitt and are her property, unless otherwise noted with image. Do not copy and use without her permission. All other content can be used for FREE education purposes.