About Third Stone Design
Third Stone Design creates beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor spaces utilizing sustainable practices and traditional Japanese gardening techniques. We believe that superior design and dedicated craftsmanship are the key to creating sustainable, healing outdoor environments. We believe that landscapes should be designed with the well-being of present and future generations in mind, and this consideration goes into every garden we design and build.
Owner-operator Jeff Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina Asheville, with an emphasis in soil science. He is also a certified permaculture designer, and was awarded his Permaculture Design Certificate by Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. Jeff lived in Osaka, Japan for ten years, where he became interested in Japanese gardening, and has studied stone placement and tree care under Masashi "Mike" Oshita, Buncombe county's own resident Japanese master gardener. Jeff is an active member of the Aesthetic Pruners Association as well as The North American Japanese Garden Association.