Director of Landscape Management

Michael Bukka Davenport is the Director of Landscape Maintenance for Omni Ecosystems(TM).  Born in California and raised in New Jersey, he has gardened almost everywhere in between, from rural Oregon to New York's Central Park.  Formerly the Curator of Horticulture at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo and Director of Horticulture at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Michael sees innovative engineered landscapes as revolutionary, the new frontier in horticulture. 

He is particularly interested in planting to support local wildlife and looks forward to the day that Karner blue butterflies return to the Chicago lakefront.  Michael holds a degree in English from Grinnell College.  When he isn't on a roof or ladder, he can often be found cooking, coaching little league baseball, or collecting images of botanical oddities.