Homesteads and Estates

I am available to for hire on garden design and implementation projects at private residences, from the city block homestead to the rural smallacre estate or hobby farm. I use ecological methods to create beautiful, productive, biodiverse, and cozy environments for the “home outside the house.” I delight in designing creative solutions to directly meet your unique set of needs and desires.

Specialties include:

  • Fruit orcharding: Locating, planting, pruning, training, and grafting for varietal diversity and productivity. Temperate, subtropical, and experiments with climate-marginal species. Organic fertility renewal and pest control methods.
  • Ornamental habitat gardens in formal and naturalistic styles, incorporating native Californian flora in support of pollinator diversity, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
  • Annual cropping gardens for vegetable and cut flower harvests.
  • Infrastructure: Drip irrigation, rainwater catchment systems, solar greenhouse design concepts, raised beds, composting.
  • Documentation and conceptual drawings.

mbfl-logo-150x150I am a qualified rater for the Monterey Bay Friendly Landscaping program–a standards certification that guides the creation of developed landscapes that conserve, protect, and enhance the natural environment of our region–and can help facilitate the transformation of your grounds to meet these standards.

I also have experience with poultry and beekeeping, and incorporating these practices into the landscape.

Please send me a note including a few details of your situation, and I will get back to you to schedule a free phone consultation.