Perhaps you've recently purchased a home with some land and you'd like to transform it with edible landscaping and/or set side a portion to be income-producing! Maybe you just want to get rid of your suburban front yard grass and replace it with a food forest! I'd love to help you plan out your resilient future via a permaculture design that will allow you to get to work living your dream.
I have experience designing both for small, urban lots as well as for rural farms with acreage. Designs can range anywhere from simple and small to large and complex. As such, the fee for this service varies depending upon the individual project. I'd be happy to provide you with an estimate after conducting an initial consult ($55/hr; generally takes 1-2 hours). Simply reach out via the form below and I'll be in touch within 1-2 business days.
Ready to change your landscape but unsure where to start? A garden/ homestead consultation will allow you ask questions and develop a plan. You may choose to have a one-time consult, or may choose to have me out several times in a season to help you along in your gardening, or yard transformation efforts. I can even accompany you to a local nursery to pick out plants or stop by mid-season for questions about pests or plant placement. Soil testing is available as well.
Additionally, I can provide consultations on other "homesteading" matters such as keeping chickens for meat and eggs, etc. I can initially help determine if your space would be suitable for a flock of chickens and help you with any and all steps in between, in bringing that idea to life! Simply let me know what your interests are and I'll let you know if it's a topic I can provide consultation for.
This service is $55/hour.
Allow me to take the guesswork out of your annual gardening efforts by designing this year's food production space with your individual, familial, and/or communal needs in mind. I take things like planting times, companion planting & specific plant needs into consideration so you don't have to!
This is a great option for first-time gardeners and/or seasoned gardeners with little time for planning. Allow me to help make for a more fun, fruitful growing season this year!
This service is $55/hour.
Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions!
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!