Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of the first licensed female landscape architects in the United States, re-made her home, Merchiston Farm, over fifty years, refining her ecological and social theories of design through the land management of her own farm. The farm is an early form of ecological agriculture, in which she balanced crop and livestock productivity with soil and habitat conservation and water harvesting. She also used the farm as a way to continue her work in the discipline after her marriage, advancing her politically progressive beliefs through the Women’s Land Army in World War I.