I first ran into the permaculture design concept as a quite full-on environmental activist in 1999 in France. Since then, I’ve studied and practiced permaculture both over in France and here, and started teaching in 2009. I’ve done a lot of permaculture designs over the years, but I didn’t have the level of organisation to get them all into a nice portfolio. Some rainy winter day (or month) I’ll sit down and get it all presentable and load it up here on the blog. For now, rest assured I’ve done a number of successful designs and have been practicing here in Wellington since 2012.
Snapshot permaculture design
This is a great place to start: I come around for a one-hour visit, get an impression of the land and your wishes, and give you a “snapshot” of what is possible along with a quote for a full design for your specific property, taken to the level of detail you want. This visit and snapshot design cost $150 and if you choose to go with a full design after that, this amount will be deduced from the quote for the full design. Should you decide to go forth by yourself with just the snapshot, the $150 will have you set up with the basic information you need and a list of resources for you to work with.
Participatory Design Process
The other option is a four-session participatory design process. This allows you to learn the design process while having my support, and gives you deeper understanding of your land and the permaculture possibilities. It’s a great option if you’re a family or sharing a house, as you learn together and develop plans that will suit you all.
You do quite a bit of the research needed, which helps you learn and reduces the cost. During the sessions we transform this information, or “raw data” into a permaculture design. Previous clients have really appreciated this method and it seems to lead to better implementation, as the client actually knows the design for having co-created it.
The basic pricing for this participatory design process is $975, and includes 4 one-hour visits during which we work together on information you have gathered, plus a full written summary, implementation plan and drawn site plans. The level of detail depends on what you want and it’s always possible to add extra design work or research at the end if you need it.
Please feel free to contact me through this page and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!