Edible gardens, land stewardship, designing and building raised beds, lasagna gardens, plants for pollinators, tool checklists, shed organization, catching water, workshops and lessons, container gardens, irrigation systems, planting plans, putting the garden to sleep for the winter, vacation maintenance, zoom consults and check-ins, heirloom plant starts, growing mushrooms, strategies for rabbit, deer and vole pressure, companion planting, efficient systems, thinking ahead, food forests, soil repair and rebuilding, cake with a focus on:
Do you have free spaces or empty corners on your porch or balcony that you’d like to fill with beautiful edible plants? Do you have a collection of unused containers you’d like to fill with soil, herbs and flowers, or visions of a custom wood planter? We can do both, and If you like I can teach you everything (from a distance and well masked!) as we go.
2—Single Plot Gardens
To me this means a space up to 3 by 8 feet that is an in-ground garden bed, or a large raised planter (or two). If you’d like to start really practicing small scale agriculture, or improve your understanding of how to maximize a small food producing space, then this would be the project for you. There will be a focus on heirloom varietals, companion planting, long-term soil health and small crop rotation. Bi-monthly check-ins recommended.
3—Kitchen Gardens Want to learn a ton about plants, be set up to host an amazing dinner event, or heavily supplement your spring summer and fall meals? This garden would be up to 100 square feet, not including paths, to provide you and your house with outrageous salads and vegetables all season. Designed with texture, color and nutrition in mind, plus the comfort of guests in fancy shoes or barefoot, the kitchen garden can be laid over the current ground or raised up in cedar beds. The beds can be winding or very orderly; both have their own efficiencies and beauty. Special focus on guilds, heirloom varieties, edible flowers for pollinators, and regenerative agriculture techniques. The option for the introduction of companion mushroom varieties into the soil, or small mushroom patches in the shady parts of your yard. Weekly check-ins and classes recommended. Option to introduce companion mushrooms.
4—Homestead Gardens Do you have a larger piece of land and you’ve been wondering where and how to start your larger garden or hatch your small ecological farm dreams in thrifty and innovative ways? Working with Permaculture principles, we can make a detailed multi-year plan that lays the groundwork for an almost independent food source for you and your family that pays attention to minimal inputs for maximum value. Attention to drought-tolerant, nutrient-dense perennials and annuals. Habitats for pollinators, cut flowers, and attention to irrigation and water catchment/holding systems. Establishing low-maintenance food supplies that will show up on the margins, year after year, until you need them. Special attention to building compost systems and the incorporation of beneficial nutrients and companion mushrooms into the soil to create long term resiliency.
︎ Fixed rates for in-depth consultations and design work, but each job is custom so let’s talk about it first. We can set-up a free initial meeting over Skype or Zoom, take a quick virtual look at your site, talk about your plans, and see if we’re a good fit for your large or small garden dreams.