We offer the following services:
We earned degrees in biology and education and have professional experience as ecological advisors to regional government. We have training in basic permaculture methods and design principles. Home gardening, community gardening and garden project development over the past fifteen years has added to our practical experience. We recently developed site designs for
half a dozen residential gardens here in St. John's, then completed work that included building raised beds, reclaiming older garden areas and building two small greenhouses for backyard use. We will post photographs of this work soon, and are happy
to share information about these projects with you to help you decide what your gardens need.
We can visit your home, garden or project site to advise you on how to develop and enrich your site. We can recommend sources for seeds, plants and soil amendments. The cost of an initial visit is just $50, unless travel distances are more than 50 km from Pouch Cove. After initial consultation, our work is billed on an hourly basis, including travel time, or quoted as a single project fee.
Depending on your ideas and needs, we can develop a garden plan including locations for trees, shrubs, paths, garden beds and garden structures to maximize the use of your site and help develop it as a beautiful and inviting place to spend time. The work can be completed based on an hourly fee, or a firm quote for the entire project. Our basic rate, aside from travel, tools and materials is $35 per hour.
Garden Design Services
Generally we provide an advance estimate, then work to that maximum and provide further opportunities for the owner to decide how to proceed, if further work or time is needed. Two of our recent clients are market gardeners for whom we have developed an overall plan to maximize production at their sites based on organic and permaculture methods.
Raised Bed Construction
For quick creation of a raised bed garden at your site, we can construct and install our standard 3 ft x 7 ft, ten-inch high raised beds, and fill each bed with a mixture of soil, peat and compost, so that it is ready for planting. Basic cost per completed bed is $200. Four to six raised beds will provide enough room for your salad greens, herbs and crops such as beans, squash, tomatoes or root vegetables. Once they are in place, raised beds can be used year after year. This service is perfect for rented homes, as well as owner occupied sites, because the boards and soil can be moved to another site, if necessary.