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Brian Croak

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Landscaping industry -- Oregon -- Portland, Ground cover plants, Microirrigation


Interview of Brian Croak by Chloe Collins on November 28th, 2006.

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Brian Croak is the founder of Croak Creations, a landscape maintenance company. He was born in Virginia.


Brian Croak is a green landscaper who relocated to Portland to pursue his passion of green landscaping in the more eco-conscious city of Portland. Croak’s company does its best to limit its impact by using mostly native plants and local materials and variations of ecofriendly design. He uses techniques with drainage and drip systems to conserve water works to mimic landscapes natural functions. He works with his employees to limit the carbon emissions caused by transport. The goal is to have minimal stress or harm on the environment. Croak hopes to inspire the community to increase its interest in using green landscaping so that Portland may remain a city on the forefront of sustainability.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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