With ten years in the industry, and one of the few with a focus specifically on edibles, we are happy to help you plan and vision your beautiful and bountiful landscape. 

   

Seasonality of Design

Autumn and winter are wonderful times to vision and dream your yard and garden. Without the business and doing of Spring and Summer, the preparation and planning time afforded in these cold, dark months can provide years of pleasure in your garden.  We design and consult with the whole year, the whole yard, and the whole family in mind. Edibles are beautiful and can be eye-catching all year around.

The work of design is stationary. We do it indoors with the computer and drawing table. As such, it lends itself wonderful to winter work. Although we provide these services year-round, we are quicker with turn-around this time of year.  If you are considering re-doing your yard, or any element of your landscape, please contact us now to get going with the process.

About Consultation

There is a saying that, “5 minutes of planning is worth 15 of doing” With landscaping or Food-growing, 5 minutes of planning is worth dozen of hours of doing.

We start with a meeting to talk about your goals and vision, walk-through your property, look through our traveling library/slideshows, and discuss various options and opportunities. All consultations come with the 1-2 hour site visit plus sketch(es), outline report, AND/OR slideshow with notes documenting opportunities on your site, referrals to our preferred partners, and answers to unresolved questions, and our idea of how CEL can best support your edible adventures. Our consultation rate is $250 for an initial 3 hour block of time.

The initial consultation and review can take design elements only so far. If you have a base plan created already, that helps make our time more efficient. If you do homework that we send before we come, that is also helpful. If you want a more detailed plan, cost will be $500+. In the case you know you want a landscape design/plan, we will most likely bring a designer or landscape architect.

COSTS

■ Initial Package $250 package is 2 hours on site and 1 hour off site, or 1 hrs on site and 2 hrs off –site.
■ Large Property Initial Consultation $500. 8 hour package with in depth soil, water, and sun analysis provided.
○ Consultation//Design/Project Management . $85/hr (min. 2 hr initial site visit+ follow up.
○ On-Going Garden Coaching $50/hour, 2 hour minimum with minimum 4 visits per year.
● Travel time outside of Seattle incurs cost equal to ½ of travel time.
○ Estimate or Bid Generation…. Less than 15 minutes= Pro-bono. More than 15 minutes of time behind a spreadsheet…. $85/hr (billed in .5 hr increments) with Balance deducted from final bill.
○ Fuel Surcharge. Government Rate, typically $0.55-59/mile (fluctuates yearly)

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