Are you looking for professional permaculture design for

your own food forest or edible landscape? 


As certified Permaculture Design Consultants…

We specialize in designing custom food forests and edible landscapes which provide

-year around food yields designed specifically around your diet

-functional beauty that suits your site

-habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects

We can give you recommendations for water systems, land shaping, and animal elements

Whether you want to have an edible ecosystem in your backyard or a sprawling food forest on 5 acres, we can help you lay out your vision for an edible landscape that is both beautiful and highly productive. 


small farm design with key line contours, food forest, polyculture veggie beds, chickens, ducks, water catchment and pond, greenhouses and recreation areas.

Permaculture Design Consultation

Consultations are available as a stand-alone service or can be part of a final design

Our design/consultation rate is $75 per hour (1 hour minimum).

A travel fee of $20 per hour applies for design locations outside Portland, OR. We don’t charge for return travel. 

Final Site Design

Our design package has 3 phases

Phase 1: Connect

Tell us about you and your project, your goals and expectations. You’ll fill out an Initial Evaluation Form to get some of the details of your project goals down in writing.

Are you ready to schedule your consultation? Send your completed Initial Evaluation Form to

Phase 2: Site Visit/Consultation

During your site visit, we’ll discuss your project in detail with a 2 hour walk-through of your property. We’ll evaluate your site sectors, such as sun, soil, existing structures and vegetation. 

Site Visit/Consultation fee: $150 

Phase 3: Final DesignHeathers Design

After we review all information, we’ll complete a custom hand-drawn design of your property. This includes a detailed key with lists of plants and where to source them locally, plus a list of landscaping materials you might need and where to source them locally. This is when we hand off our design, either to be implemented by you or by a landscape contractor. We can make recommendations for permaculture landscapers.

Final design fee is based on our design rate of $75 per hour.

A basic design requires a minimum of 10 hours work. 

To get a quote for your custom project, please submit an Initial Evaluation Form and email it back to mel@



left: beginning to sheet mulch vs right: 2 years later as an abundant edible landscape

Our Qualifications

We have over 20 years combined gardening experience with 6 years professional experience designing, establishing, and producing FOOD from whole system food forests. We were certified in 2013 as Permaculture Design Consultants by the esteemed Toby Hemenway, author of the essential permaculture book Gaia’s Garden.  During our certification course, we were privileged to study under Larry Santoyo, Jude Hobbs, Andrew Millison, and Tom Ward. We have designed a diverse range of sites, from small backyards to 8 acre farms, to urban pollinator corridors and soil based cannabis production systems. We love this work!


Let’s get growing!

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