Services

Ecological, Sustainable & Edible Landscape Design

I derive my landscape designs from the knowledge I have gained in permaculture. These designs can be created for homes, farms, schools, businesses and intentional communities.  Permaculture design takes the entire “system” of our environment – the landscape, our homes, humans, nature, animals, plants, etc. – into account to create a truly sustainable and healthy model of living in and with natural systems while meeting human needs as well.

 

 

 

Not sure if a permaculture designed landscape is right for you?  Watch this video to see the difference between a traditional landscape and a permaculture design.

Residential Permaculture Design Options

All design work starts with you! I consider myself to be a partner with you in design and on a plan that will work to meet your goals and needs.  Design relationships begin by asking you to invest some time in filling out the Permaculture Design Questionnaire before the design work is started.

There are 3 main options when choosing to have me help with your design:

Guild Design & Installation

This is a service provided that will greatly enrich your life by providing you with healthy eats most of the year.  The concept here is to provide self-sustaining (for the most part) small “island” food forest “pods” like what most people do with a non-productive tree and flowers in a front yard garden but instead use productive trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, ground covers and rhizomes (roots).

This can be done with such an arrangement a peach tree, grapes, kiwi, bush cherry, blackberry, strawberry, comfrey, basil, marigolds, calendula, and carrot or sweet potato.  Of course, there are many arrangements based on your tastes and desires.  Prices will vary depending what plants you choose, location, size, etc.  Choose options such as guild design only, design and installation or design, installation and maintenance.

A very popular guild in our area is the banana circle. You can choose whatever central element you’d like that grows in your area and I will design an entire mini-ecosystem that helps support each other for a sustainable edible landscape element.  This is a great option for those that have limited space, live in a restrictive HOA or just want to get started and are on a budget.  It will also save you money as you’ll be buying less produce from the store and will be getting a higher nutritional value in your own homegrown food!

Guild design is $199 and will be customized to your specific restrictions, requirements and likes.   For more options see the contact us form below.

PODS

PODS is a brand new concept I developed to be a plug and play permaculture installation.  It’s ready to go “right out of the box”, so to speak.  All system components have been carefully selected to work with each other as a mini-ecosystem that creates harmony and balance as well as food for you and habitat for beneficial insects.

Some PODS are standard, just pick what system you want and purchase.  There is an option, though, to customize your own.  Click here for PODS.

The Walk and Talk

The next option is an on-site consultation where I review your questionnaire and also research your property via overhead satellite view on Google Earth or other satellite mapping tool and then make a trip out to your property to do a couple hour walk and talk with you.  I will evaluate water flow, access, wind direction, solar aspect and many other elements related to your property.  I will then answer any questions and give any suggestions I have to help you improve your property and help it work with nature instead of against it.  This option does not include any drawn design and concludes when I leave your property.

This service is $299 within a 20-mile radius of 77362 and will incur a travel expense of $1 per mile thereafter.

Full Permaculture Design!

This option includes everything in The Walk and Talk but after I leave I will then perform a thorough permaculture design based on your property, needs and desires.  That design will be submitted to you in person and you will have the chance to ask any questions or give any input on the design, including changing any elements you do not like.  Once we come to an agreement on design elements and locations, I will finalize the design and submit to you for implementation.

You have the option to end the process at this point or to also hire me to oversee the implementation with either your choice of contractor or mine.  Implementation can be all at once or in stages depending on budget, weather, etc.

This service is based on an hourly rate of $150/hr.   Projects usually average 30 – 40 hours but can be more or less depending on the size of the property and needs/desires of the client.

If you are interested in having a design consultation performed on your property, please complete the form below.

Online Questionnaire

Or, if you have any questions, please contact us using the form below.  Thanks!

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