I am a certified Organic Master Gardener and Permaculture Designer and love to combine beauty with functionality. This is the approach I will take when helping you envision your garden. Permaculture basically means permanent culture and that means that we will be looking at the most energy efficient ways to design your outdoor space. Starting from the building and working out we will discuss how the space is used and ideas for the future. I will ask you about wind direction and water run off, where the snow first melts in the spring, views you want to keep or block and other things you have observed about your space. Through this process we can determine the best place for gardens and depending on your planting desires choose the best place for each plant, using them for functions such as wind breaks, shade, privacy and beauty as well as food. You can ask any questions you have about soil building, plant needs and sources, resources or whatever you want to know to make your garden successful. Consultations are seventy five dollars. If consultations are the beginning of a mentoring or workshop relationship this fee will become a deposit on future services.