About

  Dirt. Art. Science. 

Dirt. Art. Science. 

 
 

It all starts when...

Dirt meets aesthetic design combined with a love for botany. 

Owner, designer and self proclaimed "plantnerd" Ashley Preece has been cultivating tropical & specimen plants, organic edible herbs and vegetables since she emerged herself in the BAS program of Horticultural Sciences from Boise State University in 2001.  She grew up in the foothills of the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho where she gained her passion around horticulture, botany and the design of plant matter.  The last 2 decades have been a progression of plant design, propagation and cultivation to which SOVEDA emerged. 

Full circle, Preece also successfully co-founded a botanical analytical lab, Cascadia Labs, testing terpenes, potency and pesticide residual analysis.  Ashley uses her experience of Organic field audits as well as her education through ISEAL Alliance sustainable workshops in the U.K. to pursue her passion for navigating robust, regenerative standards for the cultivation and implementation of plant design.