For the do-it-yourselfer who likes the Permaculture
concept but isn't sure where or how to begin; this consultation
provides a framework for easing the process while adding to one's
toolkit of knowledge that will assist in nurturing a plan... a strategy
to get yard and house working in unison rather than acting as separate
entities. The end result can be a home that uses less energy*
and water**, and a beautiful multifunctional
yard that produces an abundance of food with minimal input.
Air conditioning can be completely bypassed in many situations
with a properly ventilated roof and landscaping that is also
** Excluding toilet water, most
if not all other water used in a home can be safely reused,
with simple and inexpensive methods, to water the landscaping
that also cools the home and provides fruit. Strategies can
also be employed to take advantage of rainwater with small
earthworks and/or cisterns
What to expect during this consultation:
- begins with email questionnaire pertaining
to client's land, home, and goals
- tour of client’s property where resources
and limitations are identified, questions answered, and
- tour may also include basic sun surveys
for best placement of cold-frames or solar retrofits, etc
depending on site and residents
- written report within one week of tour covering
areas such as home improvements for energy and water savings,
plant lists, basic cold-frame instructions, and a list of books
and websites for further information
Time: 2 - 4 hours depending
on site and goal of client
Cost: $45/hr (includes written
report). I will also consider a sliding scale fee or bartering.
taking encouraged. No audio or video recording.
the satisfaction of independence. Enjoy better health.
Have a smaller footprint.
Be less affected by rising food and energy prices.
Earthen Exposure offers practical solutions to nonpartisan issues.
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