My full name is Jeff Lawrence Davis. I live in the Snoqualmie River Valley, outside of Seattle, Washington.
I was born in Southern California, and spent my youth swimming, sailing, and surfing off the coast. In my young adulthood, I went to UC Santa Barbara to study Cultural Anthropology. I was fascinated by indigenous peoples and their lifestyle, of which I perceived to be simple, joyful, and beautiful. When I graduated in 2008, I moved to
Spain to teach English and travel the country. Later, I moved to Colorado to work at a ski resort. My life was rich in fun and adventure, but I wanted more purpose and meaning.
In 2011, I moved back to my hometown of San Juan Capistrano and started working at a non-profit environmental education center called The Ecology Center. This place helped connect me to people and nature through gardening, and it changed my life for the better. My work there entailed building and empowering my community through unique educational experiences, sharing hands-on skills, and developing resources to promote a healthy and regenerative lifestyle.
Four years later, I left this job to travel to places where I could apply what I had learned. This led me across California, Costa Rica, and Hawaii, working as a land steward on small farms, homesteads, and eco resorts. In 2016, I moved to Western Washington where I currently live and work.
My life experience serves as the foundation for my work, and the message behind it. My work includes poetry, drawing, painting, illustration, designing, installing, and maintaining permaculture systems and landscapes, and more.
My most recent projects include The Duvall Food Forest - a public food forest, community garden, gathering and educational space; and The Highlands - a homestead, sanctuary and art studio that my partner and I are developing.
If you want to learn more, ask for help, collaborate on a project, or just say hello, please contact me.