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Clients interested in having a design created for their space will be given a quote based on the specifics of their situation (size, goals, scope, etc.). Designs can take anywhere from a couple of hours to weeks to complete and pricing is estimated based on a $55/hour design rate.
At this time, I only offer permaculture design and consult services. However, part of what I offer through my consulting services is guiding my clients to implement my designs themselves! I can offer step-by-step guidance and can even come by throughout the installation to ensure all is going according to plan. Installing yourself is a great way to create the landscape of your dreams at a fraction of the cost!
Permaculture (contraction of permanent and culture) is a term that was first coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970's. In a nutshell, permaculture is the intentional, thoughtful design and maintenance of plant and animal systems that work in concert with, and mimic nature's natural resilience and bounty. Permaculture design takes all of the variables of the environment into consideration when planning out a fitting future for a piece of property. Things like topography, water flow, wind, pollution (noise, sound, light, toxins, etc.), wildlife, soil condition and composition, etc. are taken into consideration when determining the proper placement for animal and/or plant systems .
Permaculture works to create a landscape that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but one that operates optimally, in concert with the local ecology AND works to meet your needs as the steward(s) of your property.
Permaculture design can be as comprehensive as your needs dictate and the design itself can include the following elements (this is by no means a exhaustive list):
Absolutely! The only thing truly needed to implement a design yourself is time, energy, and effort. Your individual/family/community limitations will be factored in when creating the design to ensure that you are able to implement it yourself in a cost effective and time efficient manner. I'm available for consultations throughout your installation process to ensure all is going according to plan and to help you along the way, should you run into issues or have questions. You can transform your yard/ property yourself and I would love nothing more than to help you reach your goals!