Ecological Design
and 
Consultation

about

We seek to collaborate with nature to create healthy ecosystems and human habitats. Our approach is to blend the unique character and ecological processes happening on your landscape, along with the unique needs, values, and desired lifestyles of our clients. Our goal is to help clients embody a healthy, whole, and regenerative relationship with their landscape. The strategies we use in our process include deep listening, the art of questioning, embracing feedback, and offering inspiration, educational resources, and practical solutions when appropriate.

Our Clients

Our services are available to individuals, families, organizations, and businesses at every knowledge and skill level. We work on a variety of scales, from small apartment balconies, to large retreat centers, and any space in between. We notice our clients often share a common desire to interact more with their landscape, grow food or medicine, create a sanctuary, and encourage beneficial pollinators and wildlife. They often have big picture ideas, but lack the clarity of vision and proper orientation needed in order to get started. If this sounds like you, then you might be our next client!

 

 

 

 

our services

Initial Consultation, Free

Includes a free 20 minute phone consultation where we learn more about each other and explore the wants and needs that you have for your landscape. In the end, we will  determine which of our services is best for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

On Site Consultation, $200

Includes a 1 to 2 hour walk through your property in order to understand the needs and wants of both you and your landscape. We will share our observations through the lens of ecological design, share feedback, understand problems, explore solutions, and offer inspiration and guidance. This offering includes the following deliverables:

  • 1 - 2 hour site visit and walk through your landscape.

  • An audio recording of our walk through. 

  • List of additional resources and relevant educational material.

Simple Design Package, $500

Includes a 1 to 2 hour walk through your property, similar to above. However, this offering includes further detail. In addition  will take notes, get photographs, inventory existing elements and natural energies. We will conclude our time by creating a simple concept design sketch for your immediate review and feedback. In one week, we will provide a digital copy of your Simple Design Package, which includes the following deliverables:

  • 1 - 2 hour site visit and walk through your landscape. 

  • A base map of your landscape, not-to-scale, 8.5” x 11". This base map serves as an underlay to sketch over, should you decide to create your own design in the future. It communicates the basic features of your existing landscape such as property lines, roads, and structures.  

  • A concept design, 8.5” x 11”. This concept design serves as an inspiring vision for the future of your landscape. It communicates our recommendations for plants, structures, access, routes, structures, and other elements in general. We offer labels and brief descriptions where it is helpful. 

  • A 2- 3 page document with a summary of our observations, detailed descriptions of elements where it is helpful, notes related to implementation, and a list of additional resources and relevant educational materials.

 

Design & Consultation, $75 per hour

We want to support clients in their desire to connect more with their landscape. We believe that in doing so, each client can unlock their own vision, and become their own ecological designer. In the meantime, we're here to help. We offer ecological design and consultation services on a per hour basis. This could visiting your landscape to offer inspiration, ideas, orientation to a project, or problem-solving a specific area. It might include adding further detail to your previously purchased concept plan. If you think we can be of service, contact us to discuss our opportunities for working together. 

our team

Our team has over a decade of cumulative experience in designing, installing, and maintaining ecological landscapes. We have hands-on experience with fruit orchards, pruning, vegetable gardening, greenhouses and plant propagation, medicinal gardens, native and habitat gardens, rainwater, greywater and irrigation systems, composting systems (including vermicomposting and humanure), small livestock systems, human shelters, community gathering spaces, and more.

Jeff Davis has completed three permaculture design certification courses from The Ecology Center, Quail Springs Permaculture, and Wilderness Awareness School. He has a decade of experience in environmental education, gardening, farming, rainwater and greywater systems, and land stewardship in general. He is the founder and lead steward of The Duvall Food Forest.

 

Matt Jernigan  has completed a permaculture design certificate from the Possibility Alliance. He is a graduate of Holistic Landscape Design and Permaculture program at Bastyr University. He brings together experience in public health, permaculture, and community organizing.

testimonials

“Our family loved working with Jeff Davis on our home landscape design project. He listened carefully and thoughtfully about what we desired for our home and helped us build a home "garden" that is an extension of the forest that surrounds us. We worked together to find solutions to water drainage concerns around our home and are developing a plan to prevent further erosion on the property. One thing we really appreciated is that Jeff took the time to really get to know the land around our home in different seasons. We also love that he identified big projects on which he could work with us, as well as providing guidance for smaller projects we could do on our own. We really look forward to continuing to work with Jeff!”  

Chrissy Roberts - Owner/Director of Quiet Heart Wilderness School

"I can't recommend working with Matt highly enough.  Before working with him, I was overwhelmed with trying to figure out where and how to begin on my property.  I now have a comprehensive and approachable plan that is thoughtful, beautiful, and practical. His design perfectly integrates my personal desires and lifestyle with the ecology of my land.  He truly is a wealth of knowledge and a pleasure to work with."

 

Lindsay Warshaw - Owner of The Duvall Herb Farm