Site Visits & Mentoring
Gardens transform with the seasons,
and the people who spend time in them.
My role is not to design your garden,
rather to offer guidance on your journey
to create a garden unique to you
where life flourishes
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?
Maybe you have ambitions to create a food forest?
I can help with any gardening matter big or small.
I'll visit your garden, we'll discuss your questions, desires and ideas.
A standard consult for 1.5 hours is $150 or $120 concession.
"I’m so glad Leila came at the early stages of my garden establishment! She offered plant suggestions I wouldn’t have ever thought about, shared her gardening philosophy in an accessible way, and encouraged me to take a longer term planning perspective than I had been. Leila can help you take your garden ideas to the next level."
"Leila provided a detailed plan to improve the soil as well as lots of amazing and practical tips on what to grow where, and how to get the most out of the established veg and fruit trees. I would recommend her to anyone looking to get the most out of their space while keeping the weeding to a minimum."
Matt, Pascoe Vale Sth
"We bought a house filled with old fruit trees and had no idea where to start - but wanted to learn. Leila offered practical advice, easy to remember instructions for annual pruning and great tips on what tools to use. Our fruit trees are now awash with spring blooms and we look forward to a bountiful harvest."
Mark and Lisa, Coburg
Here's an example of topics I can provide advice on, feel free to suggest your own.
Do you want to transform your patch into a food paradise?
There are a lot of decisions to make and transforming land takes time.
I know it can feel overwhelming. 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 and discuss next steps
I will re-visit regularly, as required, providing advice and practical support
How much are your fees?
$100/hr or $80 concession (plus travel fees).
How long is a consultation?
A standard consult is 1.5hrs, however it's best to discuss your needs as we made need longer or shorter.
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.
Can you transform the garden for us?
I can support you to transform your garden, including by working alongside you. Ultimately, my role is 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!