SERVICES

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rooftops_thumbROOFTOP GARDENING ~ DESIGN & MAINTENANCE

Rooftops are unique urban spaces that have amazing garden potential.  That said, they are also building components with their own opportunities and limitations.

If you are considering a rooftop garden I can help you EVALUATE the state of your roof and its load potential, DESIGN a garden to fit, and INSTALL it.  Together we can craft a PLAN for the roof garden based on your food needs, and I can make regular visits to MAINTAIN the garden at its highest potential and COACH you to do the same.  Rooftops take vegetable gardening to a whole new level!

 

GARDEN CLASSES & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

If you need a seminar, class, lecture, panel member, presentation, or hands-on demonstration on some aspect of vegetable gardening, I can do it.  If you need help designing garden-based curriculum or even a demo garden or other educational outdoor feature, I can help.   I have over 20 years’ experience as a vegetable grower and nearly as much as a garden educator, plus a masters in sustainability education at Portland State University.  I do Power Point presentations in khakis and a sweater or hands-on workshops in Carhartts and rubber boots and everything in between.

 

permaculture_design_thumbPERMACULTURE-INSPIRED GARDEN DESIGN

My garden design philosophy is simple.  I LISTEN carefully to your desires for the garden.  I PROMPT your creativity with ideas and suggestions from my experience and research, and I  INTEGRATE elements of your garden, landscape, and house to create productive, beautiful, sustainable gardens.  I also team with some exceptional landscape architects, natural builders, and artists to create gardens that uniquely represent your wishes and dreams.

 

consultations_thumbGARDEN CONSULTATION FOR HOMEOWNERS & CHEFS

We all need to eat.  There’s nothing better than garden-grown food.  Each day has 24 hours, perhaps 8 of which are spent sleeping.

Those three facts create tension for many people who want to have a garden in their life but just don’t have much time to devote to it.  If you are a homeowner or an apartment dweller, I can help you garden better and easier along the continuum of “you-do-it-with –a –little-input-from -me” to “I-do-it-for-you-with-input-from-you (and you get to eat it, of course).”

Chefs are privileged and sought-after customers because they elevate the products of the garden to high art.  I want you chefs to think of an on-site garden as an invaluable tool that allows you to attain your culinary visions….as indispensable as your set of knives.  I have worked with chefs for 10 years and understand how to create a garden that meets your needs.