Richard Heller worked in gardens professionally for more than thirty years. He has designed and installed interior gardens and outdoor gardens, suburban gardens and estates, and from small terraces to 30,000 square foot green roofs. Each new project has been an adventure and always with a learning curve. Part of the joy of working with gardens, he states, is there is always more learning.
In 1996, he built his first green roof at a time when he was losing sight of what was important. He was focused on making a buck, not that in and of itself earning a living is so bad, but when that becomes ones focus to the exclusion of all else, the world gets very narrow. In building his first green roof, his passion for the industry, for gardening, for making a difference in the world was re-awakened.
Years later, Richard Heller has had the opportunity to work as a consultant, as a garden coach, as a writer, as a public speaker and lecturer on gardening, sustainable landscaping, green roofs an