Us and You


We are the go-to source for information and tools for both urbanites and suburbanites wanting to live a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

Backyard Ecosystem began as an expression of our determination to make a difference in our own backyard. Literally and metaphorically making a difference at the micro-level of my yard and to operate at macro-level of treating the entire planet as something that I am an integral part of and whose destiny is shaped every day by what I do in my corner of the world.

The moment where I took the less-traveled route was when I stood atop a landfill near Denver appalled by the endless vista of waste. Shocked by the physical assault of our endless consumption without a thought for where it is leading us. Transformation of the sterile wasteland of mown grass in the average backyard into a bountiful and beautiful oasis is exactly the model we need to heal to wounds of our planet. And the reality is, it’s so easy and requires only a shift in perspective.

Developing eco-savvy skills for your life, your children, and your future. Learn easy ways to reduce your ecological footprint and improve your quality of life. Have fun with your children while teaching them science and life skills!

We’re here to help you navigate through all the misleading information out there, and learn easy tips, tricks and skills to live a healthier, more sustainable life. Let us show you how to be eco-savvy in the urban environment.

As much or as little action as you want to take can have a huge impact, as long as you act. And we’d love to help you take the first step.