The Design Process

Are you dreaming of transforming your property?

As your designer, I take extra care to truly understand your needs and aspirations, both short-term and long-term.  The Design Process has three phases: Site Analysis, Design Consult and Discussion and Final Design. This process digs deep into the ins and outs of your landscape, lifestyle and ambitions to create a plan to transform your property to be regenerative and eco-friendly.

I work with environmentally conscious people who want to take their personal sustainability to the next level and are not sure where to start. If you are ready to craft your landscape to be regenerative and abundant, I create customized landscape designs utilizing permaculture principles.

Site Analysis

This phase includes an on-site assessment (travel costs excluded over 30 miles).  I dig deep into the existing conditions of your property including, climate, weather, micro-climates, soils, sun angles, wind patterns, existing vegetation and more to truly understand the starting point of your landscape.  In this phase, you will receive a detailed data table of your property’s current conditions, a digital and/or printed basemap that provides the foundation of the design, a plant list and existing vegetation map.

This phase is the foundation for quality design. 

Concept Plan and Design

Phase 2 builds upon the site analysis.  Taking what we know, we identify the functional spaces, discuss design drivers and limitations, outline a plan to utilize existing resources to our advantage, build a comprehensive plant list and create a concept report narrative. 

Functional spaces may include livestock management, food production spaces, water management plans, alternative energies, greenhouses, roads and site circulation and more.  

Final Design and Narrative

The last phase brings all of the discussions and groundwork together to give you an in-depth design.  The design will include the suggested implementation timeline based on agreed upon priorities, detailed plant list with counts for number of plants, design narrative, earthworks and water management plan and any built guilds and polycultures.

The final design phase gives you a powerful tool to transform your property; whether you plan to do it yourself, or hire professionals.