Ventura Organic Garden Design

Ventura Organic Garden Design

1 employee
37 years in business

About this pro

specialist for permaculture designed projects, climate appropriate, exclusively organic everything, compost and mulch, perenials and fruit trees! happy to refer and advise to meet customer needs.

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Ventura, CA 93001
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

i aim to understand customer goals and needs and design to that

i use an interview process and questionnaire to get a better understanding for the project.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

climate appropriate garden workshop instructor 2012-17

ventura county green gardener program, 2011

permaculture design certificate, 1997 

UCSB Environmental Studies BA 1984

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

i like to charge what the customer wants to spend -- the challenge is matching that to what benefits them/ecology the most

How did you get started in this business?

i have been a lifelong gardener

i realized in the early 80's that i have an affinity for this and can help others learn, appreciate and benefit from ecologically sound lifelstyles and landscapes

What types of customers have you worked with?

good ones mostly

mix of residential, organizations, government and business

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

lawn conversion to dry creek bed and boulder garden with climate appropriate and native accents

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

find examples in literature and your neigborhood that captures the ideas, look and feel of what you want

that provides a useful starting point for consultation and design

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

how does what i think i want blend with the realities of my lifestyle -- will i change with the design?

take a look at my design questionnaire and hash out your project goals and principles before talking to installation contractors KNOW YOUR VALUES