Landscape Design News & Press

February 25, 2013

Design Farm Group was created in response to increased customer requests to expand design services from garden environments into interiors, remodeling and construction management.

(Orangeburg, NY) February 25, 2013 – Design Farm Group, Inc. announced today the launch of a new website at ( ), formerly Namasté Garden Environments.

Design Farm Group creates innovative design and provides general contracting and construction management of custom interior and exterior home environments. From concept to design and installation, Design Farm provides a holistic approach and integrated service offerings throughout the greater New York/New Jersey.

Business owner Meeka Van der Wal decided to shift her business model to design/general contracting in response to many of their long-term customers’ requests to assist them with other interior design projects. “While our solid training from the New York Botanical Gardens and years of experience designing and installing custom garden environments is our foundation – we have always been fascinated by the challenge of integrating interior and exterior spaces resulting in a harmonious home environment. We are very happy to be moving in this direction – to provide clients with a truly cohesive approach and experience for all their home design needs.”

Utilizing a professional alliance model, Design Farm has created a robust network of very skilled artisans to provide their clients with the talent and resources needed to complete all their home improvement needs.

“We were extremely pleased with Design Farm’s work; their creativity and ability to work well with other contractors to create a seamless, cohesive, harmonious design. They worked closely with us from start to finish, making sure we were pleased with the concept, design and execution and came back time and again to answer questions, tweak the design and follow-up on details large and small. I am anxious to work with them on our next design project and would gladly recommend Design Farm to anyone looking for a great general contractor.” - Quote from Design Farm client

About Design Farm Group, Inc.
Since 2005, Design Farm Group, Inc. (formerly Namasté Garden Environments) provides design, general contractor and construction management services for home remodeling, including architecture, kitchens, bathrooms, interior design and garden environments and serves Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York and Bergen County in New Jersey. Visit ( ) or call (845) 359-0800 to learn more.

Click here to download the press release in Word format

April 10, 2008

Going Green Event on Sunday

A shop called The Outside in Piermont is hosting a “Going Green” event on Sunday afternoon. The owners are Joe Serra and Bill Walsh.

My friend and colleague Mary Shustack says “It’s an old-fashioned shop with a focus on nature – they have all kinds of art and artwork – and a big garden section/greenhouse with space in the back for art gallery-receptions.” I haven’t been yet, but Mary paid them a visit earlier this year for her “Just Browsing” blog. Here’s a link.

”Come relax, meet local experts, and browse information on what it means to be green and how we can make our local communities safer. Snacks & refreshments from local chef Dawn Violano (Chefaliscious) will be served.

”Among the experts that will be on hand with information are:

Dr. Joan Gussow, Nutritionist & Author of “This Organic Life” – Sustainable food systems
Rose Marie Racciopi, Orangetown Environmental Committee – Making Rockland lawn care pesticide free
John McDowell, Rockland Farm Alliance – Biodynamic farming
Meeka Asayag, Landscape Designer, Design Farm Group – 6 Step Healthy Lawn Program & Native Plantings
Brice Dorwart & Jay Kaplan, Arborists, Sav-a-Tree – Non-toxic pest control
plus other guests…

The OUTSIDE IN Piermont
249 Ferdon Avenue
Piermont, NY 10968
(845) 398-0706
Hours: Wed-Sun 11 – 6”