Stephen Panasci

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am a farmer and Landscape Architect. I run my own design and consulting business that aims to work with land owners, farmers, and conservation groups to plan, design, and implement strategies for sustainable tourism, sustainable agriculture, and ecological restoration.  I am looking to provide professional design and consulting services to a variety of land owners and land stewards to create or enhance the ecological and agricultural productivity of their landscapes, and/or plan ways to engage with the larger public. These strategies include planning eco- and agritourism opportunities and designing the related infrastructure, planning regenerative agricultural systems, and designing components of ecological restoration and creating plans for the long term management of the ecological systems on site. All sites are different and require individual attention and planning. There is no required size of a site to enhance ecological and/or agricultural productivity. Strategies can be implemented on larger farms as well as smaller gardens.  I can work for a diverse array of clients including private land owners, farmers and land stewards, conservation groups and land trusts, and other public and community groups. Depending on the project, I would work with allied professionals to ensure that the vision created can become a reality on site.  For more information and my portfolio, please visit my website:

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Crops and Livestock

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:


Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

I have a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. I am a licensed Landscape Architect with 5 years of experience working as a project designer and project manager at a Landscape Architecture firm (Sikora Wells Appel). My educucational background incorporated hands on opportunities focused on Permaculture, Ecological Restoration, and general Horticulture in addition to Landscape Architecture. I have worked in public gardens, on private gardening crews, urban and rural farms in the US and internationally through work exchanges (WWOOF). Farms I have worked on included organic and regenerative vegetable production, beef cattle, organic grain production, orchards, sustainable timber and mill, ornamental and native plant nursery production, smaller livestock operations with pigs, poultry, sheep, and horses.