Who's Michael Parrish?


I grew up in Idaho and Utah, with a fishing pole in my hand.  I've always had a deep interest in the ecosystems of vibrant, productive bodies of water that provide healthy habitat for fish, water birds, insects, crustaceans, plants, and everything else that lives in water.  The dance of all these organisms living together is what creates and sustains a healthy pond.

I have a lifetime of hands-on experience with aquatic habitats to apply to teaching people how to restore and maintain their fish and farm ponds, by providing specific kinds of assistance using the tools nature and technology offer, orchestrating those systems to optimize ponds for their desired function.  Man-made ponds need tending to continue to thrive, just like a garden.  Once a healthy balance is achieved, certain kinds of maintenance are required to keep the balance, working with the natural cycle of aquatic life.

I also have over 25 years of experience with various rural property and small farm management, such as irrigation systems, fencing, vegetation control, livestock fencing, and small dairy infrastructure.

My wife and I have lived in the Sierra Foothills for over 20 years.  We have two sons, and an assortment of animals.  I've developed a specialized knowledge base of the particular needs of properties and ponds in this environment, with our unique conditions and resources.


See you soon,

Michael