Owen Wormser was born and raised off the grid in rural Maine, surrounded by the profound presence, power and stillness of the natural world. This marked the beginning of his ongoing and ever deepening relationship with the Earth, plants, and animals. Throughout his life, he has cultivated the skills and perspectives necessary to help weave people and the natural world back together.
Owen received a degree in landscape architecture from UMass in 1998 and went on to found two landscape design/build companies in the Pioneer Valley– Treefrog Landscapes Inc. and Abound Design. He left Treefrog in 2010 and presently runs Abound Design where he offers residential and institutional design and installation services with a focus on sustainability and low maintenance design. Owen has accumulated almost 20 years of experience designing and building gardens as well as training individuals and managing crews and volunteers in the area of landscape installation. He regularly facilitates workshops and seminars on landscape design and the natural world.
In 2016, Owen is initiating the launch of a nonprofit – named Local Harmony – that is an outgrowth of Abound Design. Local Harmony’s initial focus is on providing a system and a means for creating gardens that involve and empower community by bringing together land owners, volunteers, local resources and local funding.
Learn more about his work at Abound Design