Wise Hands started in 2019 with the idea that unique, intelligently designed, and ecologically friendly landscapes need regular care by people who know plants. We now offer one-of-a-kind landscape designs using Florida native plants, installation services, restoration work and invasive plant control, and Pinellas County public lands tree planting. Rooted in natural landscapes, our maintenance services include weeding; pruning for health, vigor and aesthetics; and small plantings. We also operate a sister company, Wise Hands Native Nursery, which focuses on growing rare native plants for wholesale buyers. We nourish truly beautiful and unique landscapes with the expertise they need to thrive. Our mission is to create and maintain natural landscapes, Florida native plantings, and wildlife gardens and to help grow a movement toward a synergy between the human and natural environments for the benefit of both.
As Florida’s natural resources continue to be developed, Wise Hands’ mission becomes ever more critical. As we lose these natural spaces, they are likely lost forever, and we wholeheartedly support wildlands conservation. Alongside this challenge, urban areas and neighborhoods have the opportunity to not only be less taxing on local ecosystems, but to actually provide wildlife habitat, water purification, pollinator support, and so much more.
Owners Stefan and Malory Babjak, along with their talented crew, can help make your space a place you love to be in and observe for all the life there.
Malory’s background is in the intersection of health and food systems. Having been a yoga teacher and studied herbalism, Malory is inspired by the healing power of plants and intact ecosystems. She takes care of the internal operations and social media at Wise Hands. Malory is a certified permaculture designer, FNGLA Certified Horticultural Professional, and she has a Master of Science degree in sustainable food systems. Malory lives in Gulfport with Stefan and their daughter, along with two cats and an urban chicken flock.
With an eye on growth, Stefan wants to see Wise Hands continue to expand across Florida to tackle the problems he is most passionate about: biodiversity, environmental restoration, ecological resilience, and sustainability. He focuses on training employees, expanding our services, and helping the operation run smoothly. He is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), an FNGLA Certified Horticultural Professional, and has over eight years of experience working exclusively with native plants. His mission is to help people create beautiful wildlife-friendly landscapes with native plants. Stefan lives in Gulfport with his wife with whom he runs Wise Hands and their young daughter. Stefan has a Bachelor's degree in political science and global studies. He has a passion for Middle East politics and has lived in Israel where he studied aquaponics and algae for biorestoration. He is fluent in Hebrew.