art ecology design

Design, planning, and fundraising support for Innovators working to address Climate Change.


Advocating for creative communities and entrepreneurs working to create positive ecological impacts since 2012

Headquartered in Nevada, Sarah Baxendell represents creative clients on and between coasts. Our boutique firm specializes in business development, ecological design, project management, financial planning, and marketing design for some of the most innovative creatives, projects, and emerging companies addressing Climate Change.

Whether you’re a nonprofit, corporation, municipality, or small business owner, we will not only protect what you create, but we’ll also help it thrive in the world. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every client and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.

Our team has been practicing ecological design and developing climate-positive interventions for over a decade. We’re on the pulse of modern technology and media, and have monitored their evolution to inform our own design approaches—all to give you exceptional advice that will last for years to come.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.




Henderson, Nevada 89074


(412) 639-3859


Areas of Practice


Our team helps communities and companies to clearly define open space projects through the development of Feasibility Studies, Master Plans, and Strategic Frameworks relating to the baseline physical, social and economic contexts of sites and surroundings.


Our team helps to define the physical aspects of the regeneration project, create the vision and scope, identify elements and functions that can act as a catalyst for change, produce the business case for development, define strategic delivery issues and options, and develop guidelines about how the strategic framework will inform and impact design.


Our team researches appropriate federal funding opportunities and provides strategy to organizations new to USDA funding, including how to design innovative programs to address community food needs, start-to-finish consulting support with writing and submitting full applications, and project budgets and matching funding. Our support has included helping organizations that have never applied for a federal grant before complete their SAM and grants.gov registration process and identifying grants for their organizational goals.


Our team monitors the project’s progress again the plan, including the project budget, risks, issue and changes on the project, and communicates these with stakeholders.


Our team develops objective reviews of options for development, including findings, analysis and conclusions from visioning and scoping exercises to indicate whether the chosen site or project is suitable for the intended function, taking into account the financial, social, and environmental aspects of each proposal.


Our team develops comprehensive fundraising plans for environmental, agriculture, and conservation projects for 1, 3, 5 and 10 year timelines, for nonprofits, for profits and municipalities.


The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires advice from finance and business managers who are deeply entrenched. Our team offers a competitive advantage that can help you save money and make more of it in the long run. We’ve steered startups like Hilltop Urban Farm with a balance of legal, business, operational, and financial strategies that had clear execution and built-in problem-solving contingencies. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow.


Our team develops comprehensive and customized marketing portfolios for your company, nonprofit or municipality that may include a marketing pitch, product and service lists, customer testimonials, brochures, newsletters, letterhead, and business cards. Our team develops organization, program or project collateral that can be used to attract clientele, submit with grant proposals, raise funding with capital campaigns or launch a small business.


Our team develops dynamic long-term planning documents and designs for future growth and development of open spaces, cities, agriculture and residential development that can be altered based on changing projects conditions over time, including recommendations for a site’s land use based on public input, integrated community outreach engaging the local community as a builder of consensus, phasing and implementation schedules.


Our team develops customized grants research for 1, 3, 5, and 10 year timelines for nonprofits, for profits, and municipalities focusing on environmental, agriculture and conservation projects, including timelines, checklists, authoring and editing of proposals for foundations, state, and federal grant submission.


Our team identifies if the project can be realistically completed, helps to define why the project is necessary, and determines project objectives, including outputs, outcome, benefits and strategic objectives. Our team captures project requirements, specific quality of the deliverables, estimates resources and timescales, develops a project scope, develops and implements a management plan for the project, develops a plan to secure funding, and prepares a business case to justify the investment.


Our team help you chart your project, program or small business future with comprehensive financial planning that may include cash flow analysis, inventory projections, marketing strategic analysis, customized spreadsheets and accounting templates, multi-year budget projects, and target market analysis.


We live in the cathedral of the wild, and it is changing.


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to tell us about your business or project inquiry, and we’ll call you back to schedule an appointment. Please be as detailed as possible. Include what industry you need service for along with any specific service requests. To help us best serve your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the project or program you’re developing and how it positively affects Climate Change, before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment. Our general response time is one business day.

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