Owen Wormser was born and raised off the grid in rural Maine. His interest in plants and the natural world led him to pursue a degree in landscape architecture. In 1998 he moved to western Massachusetts to start his first landscape design and installation service, and has since built hundreds of regenerative landscapes influenced by his study of horticulture, permaculture, organic agriculture and ecology. In 2010 he founded Abound Design which provides design and installation services with a focus on creating sustainability, regeneration and beauty. Six years later he co-founded Local Harmony, a nonprofit that promotes local regenerative projects and has overseen the planting of many thousands of native perennials. The second edition of his first book Lawns Into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape was released in November 2022.