Meeting to clarify your needs, wants and vision for your project/property, and catalog your resources to pin point the potential strengths and weaknesses within the system.
Walking the land and collecting data for the water map/food forest/homestead/land development design.
Tuning in to the land is essential in guiding the project to reach its full potential.
A data table/document, including information related to the surrounding environment, is used as a foundation for understanding the unique elements of your landscape.
Additionally, excavating test slices into the subsoil to determine what kind of soil structure is present, and what kind of water features and/or plant communities can exist according to the soil strata.
Determining where your water flows, and where it can be stored and managed, for maximum ecological benefit and resource leverage from your land.
Upon reading your land a draft design—with strategically implemented water features for water management/storage and habitat establishment/restoration—will be created.
Designs are typically drafted in three stages:
1. Base Map: the foundation of the design—essential to layout preexisting elements.
2. Concept Map: the intermediate stage to determine how large components of the envisioned landscape fit together in a balanced, efficient, and functional way.
3. Working Design: the detailed design with infrastructure units and specified plant species chosen according to their function and ecological benefit.
Some elements that might be included within a design:
Erosion/Storm Water Control
Rain Gardens/Vernal Pools/Ponds
Wildfire Prevention Strategies
Using the design to determine the phases of implementation and calculate any external resources needed to complete the development process, such as plants and machinery.
An Installation Estimate prior to moving forward with implementation is provided to clients, and once approved the project moves from idea to fruition.
A completed project still requires general/ongoing maintenance. We value the relationships we create with our clients and their land, and want to ensure long-term success through guidance and/or a regular scheduled maintenance by our impassioned specialists.
Pricing is determined by size of property and project specifics
Example of Preexisting Water Courses and Potential Waterbody Locations on 7 Acre Property
Jason Greenwood, colleague