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Consultation

  • Consultation

    We offer several levels of consultation:

    1 hour consultation - $125

    This service is available within one hour of Clearwater FL, or via phone, Skype or Google Hang-Out to anywhere in the world. For remote consultations, we request photos or videos of the site, the site address, and client questionnaire filled out before the interview, giving us sufficient time to review it.

    We will review your ideas of what you would like to do with your garden, we can review an existing garden and give you upgrading or "tweaking" recommendation, or we can give you recommendations for placement of some elements (such as raised beds or fruit trees). We spend 15 minutes reviewing your completed interview form, and will visit your site and discuss your options. This may include plant recommendations, bed design, soil building, or whatever you most need. You will learn valuable things in this consultation that you are very unlikely to learn from a garden consultant who is not a permaculture designer. However, an actual permaculture design takes far longer than one hour. This service is for those on a limited budget who would like specific advice on how to save time and money and get a higher yield with their garden or farm, and do it all in a more sustainable fashion.

     

    3 hour consultation - $250

    3 hour consultation (recommended): $250 plus travel if site is more than 1 hour from Clearwater, FL. For this consultation we ask that you do some homework first, which will give you a much higher value. We review your completed client interview, and then visit your site and ask additional questions while walking it, to ensure we fully understand what you want and any challenges on the site. We will then discuss options with you. When we have agreed on a direction, we will provide a written report documenting what we discussed and including additional information such as suggested plant lists and placement, guilds, water and energy saving recommendations. This is not a permaculture design - a real design cannot be completed in three hours. It entails an assessment and recommendations that you can use to complete your own design and avoid some or perhaps all of the major pitfalls that you might otherwise encounter.

    1 day consultation  - $550

    1 day consultation (recommended for more depth): $550 plus travel expenses if site is more than one hour from Clearwater, FL. We will provide you with a client interview ahead of time and ask you to provide that information about your property before we arrive. We will then visit the site and walk the property with you. In the process, we will explore your goals with you. We will dig deeply into key areas that you feel and we assess are the major challenges on your site or where you want to understand all of your options. You will be presented with a number of ideas about how to approach your site that could potentially save you thousands of dollars. The report for a one day consultation is usually 10+ pages and is tailored to your needs. In some cases, clients will request a multi-day consultation which is also available.

    Full design - $1500 and up

    This may includes a detailed site analysis, a site map and design drawing, a detailed plan of implementation including plant list, recommendations for each aspect of the site, staging, financials, and other details to be determined by the designer and client together. This is a multi day process and is recommended for those who want full guidance on creating a fully functional permaculture site. You will fill out a client intake and interview form, a site analysis will be performed and then based on your needs and the complexity of the project, an estimate will be made of the costs of the design.