Vegetable Gardens 

  • Soil health

  • Garden systems - location, watering, and tools

  • Garden beds - raised or boxed

Planting Plans Include:

  • Companion & succession planting

  • Long-term soil fertility

Annual Beds built on contour to catch the rain

Annual Beds built on contour to catch the rain

Highly recommended—-organized, responsive, and professional. Great suggestions.
— L.Z. 2018

Fruit Trees & Berries 

  • Soil health

  • Location, varieties, & pollination

  • Sun, soil, and harvesting

  • Easy-to-pick trellising

Skill Shares Include:

  • Late winter pruning & limb-spreading

  • Spring fruit thinning

  • Summer pruning and care

late winter pruning

late winter pruning

wait until they’re fully ripe before picking!

wait until they’re fully ripe before picking!


Nut Trees 

  • Soil health

  • Location, varieties, & pollination

  • Sun, soil, and harvesting

  • Large trees - Chinese & Hybrid Chestnuts, Hickories, Walnuts, Almonds

  • Hazelnut hedges - edible hedges 10-12' tall

Pick hazelnuts slightly before their fully ripened

Pick hazelnuts slightly before their fully ripened

Definitely try to take time off to work with these knowledgeable folks if you can.
— B.Y. 2018

Pollinator Gardens 

  • Orchard groundcover - low-growing, beneficial flowers specifically to support fruit trees

  • Native flower gardens - edibles and medicinals

  • Native meadows - a mix of flowers and native bunching grasses

  • Shade gardens and groundcovers

shade plants can fill a whole space with beauty

shade plants can fill a whole space with beauty

I am so happy with my serene shade and wonderful edible gardens!
— B.Y. 2018

 

Native Trees & Shrubs 

  • Beautiful small and mid-size flowering trees

  • Small trees and shrubs for visual screening

  • Trees and shrubs chosen for beauty, wildlife habitat, and wild foraging

ARONIABERRY - beautiful, edible, and easy

ARONIABERRY - beautiful, edible, and easy

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Water Catchment

A 'crane' drinks from a rain garden

A 'crane' drinks from a rain garden

water stored for later use

water stored for later use


Built Structures

  • Screened compost bins - screening on all sides, including bottom, to keep out animals. Openable on top and front.

  • Open compost bins - made with live-edge wood

  • Chicken coops

sun and rain helps the compost cook faster and not smell

sun and rain helps the compost cook faster and not smell

a wire mesh keeps out dogs and other animals

a wire mesh keeps out dogs and other animals

They know their stuff, don’t give you a hard sell, and are very nice to work with.
— S.V. 2018

Stonework and Cob Ovens

  • Stone firepits & walking paths

  • Earthen “cob” ovens

Stone chiseled and fitted together to create a smooth, attractive

Stone chiseled and fitted together to create a smooth, attractive

Oven with a stone base

Oven with a stone base

Central firepit

Central firepit

oven with brick base

oven with brick base