Do you want to grow food but are not sure where to start?
Do you have a garden but need advice on a specific topic?
I'll visit your garden, we'll discuss ideas, and I'll provide suggestions or give practical demonstrations.
I can help with any gardening matter big or small. Here are some ideas, you might have others.
Site assessment and establishment
Soil and plant health
Fruit tree management
Bees and biodiversity
Do you want to transform your yard into a food paradise but feel overwhelming? There are a lot of decisions to make and transforming a yard takes time. I'm here to help!
How does it work?
We will start with a consultation to understand your space, needs and ambitions
We'll make a plan
I will revisit regularly, providing advice, demonstrations and/or practical support
Gardens transform with the seasons, the passing of time and the people who spend time in them. My role is to support you to create a garden unique to you, while creating conditions for thriving plants.
How much are your fees? A standard consultation is 1.5hrs and costs $150 waged and $100 concession (plus travel fees).
What are your travel fees? If I can't ride to your place I charge a travel fee of 78c per kilometer (ATO recommendation)
Where are you based? Pascoe Vale, Wurundjeri country, Kulin nation
Do you provide advice for rural properties, community gardens and businesses? Yes, no matter what the context, food can be grown and I can help. I provide free advice for community spaces.
Can you provide a permaculture or landscape design? I can provide simple sketches of what we discuss for $50/sketch. These can be a useful starting point. However, gardens are living, evolving spaces that change as they grow and people spend time in them. My role is to support you to create the right conditions for a garden to flourish and to learn to see gardens as living spaces which have a mind of their own, rather than to control or dominate the space. As part of my consultation notes I can provide sketches at an additional cost.
Can you transform the garden for us? No, I am here to help you learn how to garden. I will garden with you, and support you in whatever way I can. I can help you to link into networks or organise working bees, to get community together to transform spaces.
Got more questions? Please get in touch!