Growing fresh food. Creating natural, calming environments. Reducing carbon and restoring nature. There are many reasons why you should hire a permaculture designer.
Here are our top three reasons why you should hire a permaculture designer (or, more to the point, why you should hire US as your permaculture designer.)
1. We create sustainable, beautiful environments carefully customized for you and your place.
Whether it is a balcony, a back deck, a section of your lawn, or your entire property, we work with you to bring your vision and desires for your space to life.
What do you want to get out of where you live? Fresh produce? Spices and flavors for cooking? A peaceful place to relax and rejuvenate? A pollinator-friendly place to attract and support bees and butterflies? Permaculture designers are trained to bring any or all of these possibilities to life, using an integrated, holistic approach to the plants and your property to ensure a thriving, self-sustaining natural environment.
We design systems to match how much time or interest you have in personally tending to the area. You can be a hands-on participant in its creation and lifecycle or a passive observer – each project can be designed to suit your preference, or we can return and do the maintenance, harvesting, etc., for you.
On that note – we love sharing our knowledge of permaculture and explain what we do and how we do it. It would be a great social event to invite some neighbors and friends over while we’re designing your garden so we can talk about what permaculture can do and how everyone can do their own part of make your community a place that restores and benefits the environment.
2. We turn limitations into opportunities.
Permaculture designers are trained to “turn problems into solutions” as one of the core permaculture principles states. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the lack of space you have to grow things or the lackluster way things grow in your soil or space, hiring a permaculture designer is the best thing you can do to discover abundant creative solutions within what you previously saw as constraints.
Permaculture designers optimize all available resources to work at their maximum capacity. Limited spaces can be enhanced by using levels and height to grow up and weave nature into any existing space. We can rejuvenate your soil using soil-enriching plants and plant-based fertilizers, and even show you how companion planting can create a self-nurturing system, as one plant’s roots release the nutrients the plant next to it needs.
There are no limitations in permaculture – only creative opportunities.
3. We reduce carbon in the atmosphere and transform waste into valuable resources.
Synthetic fertilizers produce a tremendous amount of carbon when manufactured. Artificial nitrogen fertilizers release nitrous oxide into the atmosphere when applied. Plastic fences and nettings consume a lot of carbon when they are made and transported long distances. Even natural fertilizers and mulch have a carbon footprint if they are plastic-wrapped and/or trucked in from outside your community.
Permaculture designers eliminate most, if not all, all of the above carbon-generating sources. Permaculture planting systems can generate and grow their own sources of fertilizer, plants can be added that act as natural deterrents and distractors to reduce or eliminate the need for plastic fencing and nets, and leaves, food scraps, and other resources already existing around your property can be returned to nurture your soil and reduce waste.
Taking carbon reduction one step further, we can design gardens with plants that actively remove carbon from the air and sequester it into the soil.
Now that you know why you should hire a permaculture designer, We’d love to talk more about how we can work together to transform your property with permaculture!