About David Black & Co

THE COMPANY

David Black & Co specializes in full-service urban farming & regenerative landscape management. We tailor our service to meet the unique needs of our clients, never compromising on quality. Whether you have a vegetable garden or multi-acre estate, we’ve got you covered. Our team delivers on design, hardscape installation, planting, harvesting, beekeeping, animal husbandry, and overall long-term maintenance and organic care of your healthy urban homestead.

We believe gardens should be a place of health and beauty for all who use them, and in creating a safe space for the organisms we cohabitate with, big or small. Our whole-biosphere approach is influenced by natural systems, and we use organic & regenerative practices throughout our work to encourage life rather than harm it. We create gorgeous and productive spaces you can feel good about.

David Black & Co provides services in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily along the Peninsula – ranging from Hillsborough to Los Altos Hills.

THE TEAM

David Black keeps good company.

Lead Gardenerd

Maintenance Supervisor

Dr. Greenthumbs

Superintendent

Garden Specialist

Design & Strategy Consultant

Vegetable Garden & Greenhouse Supervisor

Project Supervisor

Garden Specialist

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WE’RE HIRING

David Black & Co is growing and always interested in meeting skilled and passionate garden enthusiasts who have a strong work ethic, dedication to excellence, and professional communication skills. We are a team of kind people who work hard and love what we do. We strive to deliver the highest quality care of outdoor environments and it is our amazing team that makes it happen. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more.

Executive Assistant

We are currently seeking an experienced executive assistant to help manage daily operations in our Redwood City office. This role involves managing tasks such as

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Construction Crew Member

We are currently seeking landscape technicians with 3-5+ years experience. This role will involve residential construction projects, installing and maintaining irrigation systems, safely operating work

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David Black

Lead Gardenerd

David is the founder and backbone of David Black & Co. He launched this business in 2013 and thrives off of helping clients welcome healthy and productive homestead living into their lives. He’s a reliable garden advocate to have in your corner, and he’s also someone you’d want with you if you were stranded in the woods in search of food. Not many people can prepare you a rustic mushroom salad and venison meal during a survival crisis.

Mando Robles

Maintenance Supervisor

Mando consistently tackles any garden project with steadfast care. He loves working with his hands and contributes so much to our team’s efficiency. Obviously, anyone who spins fire as a hobby has serious skill.

Jonathan Deluna

Dr. Greenthumbs

Jonathan’s been obsessed with farming since a youth working on his grandfather’s farm in Colombia. He has a wealth of knowledge, and if you have a question about pruning or fermenting – or anything! – he’s your guy.

William Callen

Superintendent

Will’s construction management and irrigation expertise has served clients well throughout the USA. He ensures our team is staying safe while installing projects to the highest quality. And when he’s not saving water via smart irrigation, he’s still getting technical while mountain biking somewhere near or far.

Benjamin Chadd

Garden Specialist

Ben takes pride in working hard to positively impact the environment around him. His nice-guy disarming demeanor is legit. But whatever you do, don’t challenge him to a paintball match – he may have a trophy or two.

Laura Damsgaard

Design & Strategy Consultant

Laura is the owner of Rootsy Garden Design, where she inspires eco-conscious landscape transformations. She works with DB&C as a design and horticultural consultant but helps out with anything and everything. We know she loves us because she stealthily set up a permanent workspace in the office and leaves her beloved ‘I Wet My Plants’ mug in the kitchen.

Madeline Fisher

Vegetable Garden & Greenhouse Supervisor

Maddy’s keen eye and extensive foodscaping experience make her a pro at ensuring quality produce in our greenhouse and client vegetable gardens. You’ll sometimes notice she’s all smiles when using her trusty loppers to prune fruit trees – we have a hunch that pruning reminds her of happy machete days in Ecuador.

Shannon Harris

Project Supervisor

Shannon is often busy operating serious machinery and chainsaws, but he’s more than happy to take a break from the heavy lifting to teach you how to grow your own food. Just don’t ask him what color the bell peppers are.

Jessica Vargas

Garden Specialist

Jessica’s amazing garden knowledge and strong work ethic constantly impress. She’s happiest working in the soil surrounded by flowers. And just like the plants she nurtures, her brilliant hair color is often changing with the seasons.