Let’s Meet the Design Team

Amy Whitworth

amy_agEstablished in 1998; Plan-it Earth Design is a process-oriented design collaboration with you, providing Landscape Layouts for Living while caring for the planet.

Specializing in rain gardens, soil life and water efficient, easy care native and ornamental plantings that are diverse and texturally interesting through the year. Spaces that are welcoming to people, pets and wildlife.

From garden coaching to master plans, let us help you create your own garden sanctuary today! Expand your vision – Improve your view.

Since 2003 Amy has worked in Communications for ANLD (www.anld.com) keeping local designers connected to events and educational opportunities. She’s served as Legislative Advocacy Chair on the Board of APLD Oregon since 2005, vigilantly protecting the rights of Landscape Designers in Oregon (www.apldoregon.org).

Amy also teaches classes on various sustainable landscape design topics. Learn more about her and how she can help you on the her website.

Kathryn Leech

Kathryn_agKathryn Leech, APLD, is the heart of River City Gardens. She is a Certified Landscape Designer with many years experience in gardening, garden design, ornamental pruning and consulting on landscape installations.

River City Gardens’ designs are influenced, as is Kathryn herself, by the beauty and serenity of the Pacific Northwest landscape: giant trees, rain, rivers, ocean and majestic sky. Her goal is to build gardens that look and feel as at home here as we do!

River City Gardens is committed to professional, high-quality design and fair, ethical business practices. To help stay informed and to facilitate interaction with other business and design professionals, Kathryn is a member of the Association of Northwest Landscape Designers, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and Oregon Tilth. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Design and has been educated in Landscape Technology, Pruning and other areas relevant to her business. You can read more about Kathryn and her services at her website.

Annie Bamberger

AnnieBam_agAnnie Bamberger has been designing, building and maintaining organic, functional, dynamic landscapes for more than 15 years. She is an experienced Landscape designer, Licensed Landscape Contractor, and an accredited Organic Landcare Professional with Oregon Tilth.

Annie has turned naysayers of organic principals into believers, showing them organics does not necessarily mean more expensive. In fact, it can be a cost saver! Annie works collaboratively with her clients to create landscape designs that are creative, sustainable and resilient.

Annie has earned a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Michigan State University and  is an   Oregon Licensed Landscape Contractor, #9141. Annie is an Accredited Professional with American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, Accredited Organic Landcare Professional with Oregon Tilth, a member of Association of Northwest Landscape Designers and a member of the Hardy Plant Society. Visit her website for more information about her range of services and expertise.

Lora Price

lora-price_agBefore opening my practice as a garden designer and consultant on grass-roots community projects, I held a 19 year career as a project manager of park and natural area planning, design and construction projects for a number of National, State, Regional and City Park agencies in the Northwest.

As project manager my work involved, project scoping and problem solving, budgeting, site analysis, grant writing, construction oversight, volunteer coordination and communications. All of it has been great experience to lend to the work that I do now and love.

My undergraduate college education was completed in northern California where I earned a fine Arts Degree. I then studied organic horticulture in Santa Cruz for 2 years and married these loves by completing a landscape Architecture masters degree at the University of Oregon. I am a licensed landscape architect in Oregon. You can learn more about me and my services on my website.