PRINCIPLE DESIGNER, FOUNDER
Paige Oliverio, also the founder of Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms educational and community Non-Profit, has combined her affinity for community advocacy and urban design with her lifelong experience in environmental stewardship and homestead scale food production to create a “whole system” framework for self-sustaining, productive, and restorative land use at the urban home scale. Paige believes strongly that food, water, and shelter are basic human needs that can be beautiful, integrated, abundant, and a natural part of our every day lives…especially in the urban setting.
DEVELOPMENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Paul Oveisi, a former attorney, restaurant and live music venue owner, and native Austinite, has extensive experience bringing teams of brilliant creators and stakeholders together to accomplish common goals, on time and with attention to detail. Paul was inspired to shift from entertainment/hospitality to land and resource management after being inspired by the Earthship Community in Taos, NM, completing a Permaculture Design Certification, and apprenticing alongside accomplished regenerative landscape designers. He believes caring for the land and each other are foremost for a resilient and abundant society.
PERSONAL GARDENER, MANAGER
After completing a degree in health science, Irene recognized access to fresh food was the foundation of health, community, and security. After moving to Texas she completed a training apprenticeship with Urban Patchwork in 2012 and has since remained a key member of the core leadership team bringing her extensive knowledge of herbalism and cultural plant application to each project with residential clients and elementary school gardens. You’re in good hands when Irene brings a team of personal gardeners to your home to help you care for your gardens, and you’re likely to leave each visit knowing a few recipes and herbal folklore to go with your beautifully tended outdoor world.