I am grateful that my work in this world allows me to help create opportunities for people to connect with their best selves from interaction with soil, plants, birds, insects, rocks and everything else that exists in our vast universe. It is my dream this will ultimately lead to agency in the way we think, consume, eat and live.
— Ramsey Cronk

SoilShine is a Santa Barbara, California based educational, ecological and solution oriented landscape collective.  Founded in 2006, Ramsey Cronk and his friends have been entrusted to design, install, and maintain gardens on behalf of some of the Country’s most discerning philanthropists, CEO's, landowners, and community leaders.  

Ramsey's approach is informed by studies at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at UC Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara City College, as well as learning from other forward-thinking land stewards, clients, sub-contractors, colleagues, but most of all the amazing world around him.  Ramsey is a licensed, bonded, and insured landscaper in the State of California and has acquired many landscape professional certifications including permaculture design.  Ramsey also holds a B.S. in Kinesiology and views gardening as a very interconnected form of movement.

Ramsey derives his purpose and inspiration from his wife, Alexis, and their two sons, Olin and Ruslen.  Alexis often supports SoilShine with her Ecological Horticulture experience at CASFS, a MA in Education, an Herbalism Practice and her background in Environmental Science and organic farm-based Environmental Education.  Ole and Rue have him living, loving, laughing and open to endless possibilities thus showing daddy the importance of being connected to his source of life.