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Mark Winchel - Landscapes North LLC

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The services offered by our company include, but are not limited to, design, build, and installation of landscapes, lawns, patios, decks, rock walls and water features (i.e. ponds and waterfalls).  Five years ago Lee Anne Christensen joined my business, Landscapes North, LLC, as business partner, office manager and sometimes general laborer.

Through the years we have aspired to create a more sustainable living for ourselves and have helped numerous clients to do the same.  Not only do we help people design/build their dream landscapes, we try to incorporate some degree of sustainability in all of our projects.  For example, we can help design a hobby farm with ponds to irrigate vegetables; chickens to provide eggs as well as help out by eating the insects in the gardens; and worm compost to use up kitchen refuse and in turn create fertilizer for the garden.  We recently constructed an aquaponics system through which fish and vegetables are raised together in a balanced, environmentally safe manner for our consumption.  Most importantly, we strive to reduce waste by reusing everything possible and recycling the little that is left.

I grew up in Joseph, Oregon, a small town in the northeastern part of the state, and am from a large family of contractors.  I have a degree in Horticulture with an emphasis on Landscape Design/Build from Oregon State University, and have 20 years of experience in this field, 18 of which are in the Flathead Valley.

Aquaponics Attached Unit                                       Aquaponics Explained



Aquaponics Start-up Area                                         Summer Table



Main Pond                                                                        Recirculation Pond



Pond to Pond                                                                   Pizza Oven



Also See Mark Winchel’s Aquaponics Talk at FVCC 05-13-13