Land by Hand

Discovering and translating the interwoven stories of connection between people and place through an adaptive, living & regenerative design process that shifts our awareness towards relation.

Our services integrate Ecological Consulting/Planning, Design & Drafting, & Media Capture & Production for individuals, families, farms, communities and organizations.

Gathering ongoing feedback throughout this work, we welcome nature as our guide in cultivating awareness in our lives and creating habitat for all of life to thrive.

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About Us

Certified Permaculture Designers & Educators



 Cody Mastel

Cody collaborates with small businesses, homeowners, farmers, neighbors, educators, and changemakers to co-create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. He is motivated by a constant fire of acquiring, mastering, & sharing skills that inspire & empower others to follow their intuition and learn through hands-on experience; co-creating abundance through growing food, wellness, & community. The ethics of Permaculture have helped guide his lifestyle towards an integration and interconnectedness with the social, economic and natural ecosystems around him. Through this work and play of earth-healing, he hopes others will also find a connection to healing within themselves as he has. Cody attended the University of MN College of Design, and is a certified Permaculture Designer & Educator.

Cody facilitates learning throughout the Twin Cities with Living Hearth, Open Hearth PDCTiny DinerMinneapolis Community Ed, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, & MCTC.




Megan Mastel

Megan is an herbalist, writer, certified permaculture designer & educator, medicine maker and loving earth steward. She centers plants as teachers in her ever evolving creative practice with regenerative business, storytelling, art, community gatherings and Earth reconnection. Megan is the co-creator and facilitator of Living Hearth and the Open Hearth PDC.


What others say

“Megan & Cody are excellent facilitators and helped me to look deeper in myself for the answers. They empowered and activated myself and the group, this is not something everyone can do.”

“They both have amazing energy and will bring a lot of growth to wherever they go!”

“Megan & Cody are highly knowledgeable about permaculture principles and also live within them. It is as if they are each radiant light ready to pass on what they know to make this world the best place it can be. The care they have for all souls is eminent. They are loving and kind. They teach from this as well as guide through offering resources, challenging with questions, and leading by example.”


“Megan and Cody are terrific people and work beautifully together as guides on this journey of rewilding – wonderful examples of how nourish and preserve our inner and outer landscapes.”


Open Hearth PDC

Permaculture Design Certification program exploring the resilient culture, community & skills of the Upper Midwest  – learn more >


Our Guild of Partners & Collaborators

SFA Member since 2015

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Our Media




Make MN Magazine  |  Vision Issue  Read Article here >

Permaculture Principles for Cultivating Community – Cody & Megan Mastel


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Make MN Magazine  | Wild Issue  Read Article here >


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