Sarah Beth Goncarova


Certificate of Permaculture Design, Oregon State University, June 2018.

Master of Architecture, University of Maryland School of Architecture, College Park, MD, Dec., 2005.

Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture and Extended Media, Minor: Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA. May, 2002.

Ongoing continuing education in horticulture, permaculture, ecology and climate change.

Work experience

Chateau Le Bierson, Marcay, France. Working with the head gardeners of the estate on propagation, fruit tree care, Potager care, pest and disease identification, compost systems, soil health, and developing preventative solutions for drought and extreme weather events. 2018.

Le Metarie, Payre, France. Developed solutions for orchard and potager for extreme drought conditions. 2018.

Chateau Jalesnes, Vernantes, France. Identified cause of diseases affecting roses and horse chestnuts on property and designed solutions to implement. 2018.

Wired on Words Publications, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Book design. Spring 2018.

HMS Nonesuch, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Designed vertical kitchen gardens for commercial vegetarian cafe. Spring 2018. (Artist Residency)

Still Waters Pond Retreat Center, Voluntown, Connecticut, USA. Designed and built peace memorial garden, woodland gardens, established greenhouse propagation system for kitchen garden, vermiculture composting system. Summer 2017- Winter 2018.

Carer, New Haven, CT and Alexandria, VA, USA. Housekeeping, cooking and nursing care. 2015-2017.

Clay Grouse Press,  New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Editing and layout design for books and cd covers. 2007-2015.

Studio Goncarova, San Francisco, CA  and New Haven, CT, USA. Installation art for home and gardens. 2007-2015.

P2 Architects, San Francisco, California, USA. Intern, designed open plan house based on traditional Balinese design for client’s home in Bali, also designed facades for shopping center in Bay area. 2006-2007.

Julia Nelson Architects, San Francisco, California, USA. intern. Technical drawings and presentations. Winter - Summer 2006.