Without a healthy earth, no healthy humans could exist.
When I design something I try to take into account the land as much as the clients that will live on that land. In many cultures the earth is considered primary, the humans that live on that land are considered to be passing through.
Taking care of the earth means emphasizing practices and strategies that will empower the land to become the best version of itself. This often means planting a diversity of longterm plants and trees as well as making space for annual crop gardens. We co-operate with animals that benefit the land in the most optimal way without limiting their own being; connecting all their needs, characteristics and products to other parts of the system. Building deep, fertile Soil as we garden along.
Gardening like an eco-system. I think long and hard to interconnect all parts of the system in such a way that the waste of one is recycled by another. In this way, with the constant input of sun and rain, the system will grow and mature to be an eco-system. An eco-system that both relies upon and cares for the people living in it.