PERMACULTURE SERVICES

PERMACULTURE CONSULTATION

Transforming a property, home or garden towards sustainability and self-efficiency is not an easy task and the hardest part is often getting started. We can help initialize the potentials of your site both ecologically and financially by discovering methods to enhance efficiency and productivity, while minimizing maintenance.

CONSULTATION PROCESS:

1. DATA COLLECTION
With much available data on the internet about climate, soils, wind and sun patterns within the US, we can engage in a informative design discussion before setting foot on the site.  All that is needed are inputs of an address,  a tracing of the property lines, and a vision for the property, to begin a  site specific design concept dialogue.

2. SITE VISIT
We will walk around the property with the owner and assess what sort of permaculture design strategies and techniques would be most appropriate. We will help you identify areas of the property that are of particular potential, like dams, swales, house sites, etc.

3. CONCLUSIONS
A concept plan will provide options and suggestions for further developing and improving the property. We’ll discuss with you the observed limitations and opportunities of the property in relation to your goals, needs, time and budget, and will answer any questions you might have.

PERMACULTURE DESIGN

Permaculture is a design science, creating systems that provide for Human needs and the Earth’s needs through mutually beneficial relationships. Our work is to analyze your property, home, or real estate development and complete design plans and full reports for implementation, maintenance and establishment.

POTENTIAL OUTCOMES OF A PERMACULTURE DESIGN:

EXISTING RESIDENTIAL or SMALL SITES (Less than one acre)
▲ Eliminate portions of lawn (less mowing!)
▲ Increased soil fertility
▲ Creation of a beautiful, edible landscape
▲ Management of rain water (store or remove)
▲ Drought-proofing
▲ Reduce energy use

LARGER PROPERTIES (Greater than one acre)
▲ All of the above mentioned features of an 'Existing Residential or Small Sites'
▲ Placement of infrastructure (roads, pathways, swales, and ponds)
▲ Dwelling and other buildings (location and orientation)
▲ Landscape Zoning (Gardens, Orchards, Pastures, and Food Forests)
▲ Livestock selection to work with the land
▲ Income producing possibilities (Property Value and Agricultural)

DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION

Improving your site with a permaculture design is an investment of time and money, and to ensure it's success, is to secure your resources. No matter the scale of the design, It's important to have someone you can depend on to help with its implementation and maintenance.

Guidance from an capable permaculturist will provide that the project gets completed and is productive. The most important aspect of our work on the ground assistance, is to show you how to do it in the future.

ABOUT US

Earth Care Farms is an edible permaculture landscape farm/homestead and multi-faceted design service seeking to establish sustainable human environments. We believe that through design we can create long-term, low impact solutions that are beautiful and pass on value to future generations.

We grow, design, build and teach applications of earth care ethics on a 3 acre site in central Missouri. The grounds at Earth Care Farms showcase a budding permaculture design, complete with a strawbale house, swales, food forest and a wide diversity of native and cultivated edible plants.

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