John Lepore’s deep passion to connect with Nature began at a very young age. John enjoyed exploring the woodlands near his home in central Maine and trekking through the marshes of Merrymeeting Bay along the Kennebec River. As a teenager, the journey to unfold the mysteries of Eastern philosophy began, a path that eventually lead to 40 years of active martial arts study. Little did John anticipate that these two interests in Nature would lead him down an intriguing road of discovery.
As a retired educator, John Lepore enrolled in the intensive 10-month ecological restoration masters program at the Conway School. The experience nurtured diverse strategies necessary in supporting positive adaptations to economically and ecologically vulnerable communities.
John started Future Lands, LLC in 2011. As a resilient landscape planner and design professional John endeavor practice sound ecological design. His designs combine scientific and local knowledge to assure long-lasting resilience to ongoing social, economic and ecological challenges.