Permaculture Designs

Aug 7, 2015

*All private addresses have been removed to protect client’s privacy grow-comm-garden-design-ap-2016-ilovepdf-compressed school We do small and large properties, everything from school gardens (like the one above) to private urban and rural properties. After years of working in public and private food gardens, it’s super satisfying to help create more and more productive spaces – you can never have too many! Kettering-internet Each of our designs come with a report ranging from 5 – 30 A4 pages depending on the type of design service people choose. They’re jam packed full of information and detail, functioning as a guide for people to work from to implement the design themselves, or to pass onto contractors to do so. Louden-Version2 When we do full site designs we pull out all stops and create a tailored manual for people’s home. This is an A3, laminated (so it can hang out in the garden and get messy) bound ‘book’ which provides thorough plant lists, water maps, budgets, timelines of implementation and more. IMG_3897 IMG_3896 On some extra fun jobs, we partner with local building designer, Jane Hilliard from Designful. She designs the houses/structures and we do the landscapes – it’s the ultimate package, designing both the house and land to create a truly integrated, sustainable home. We can’t get enough of this type of design job – it’s incredibly satisfying as a designer to see people think and live in ‘whole systems’. Final Design-Pip Version.1 And for people who just need a bit of support, or a nudge in the right direction we do Foundation Designs. sadie A real joy and challenge as a permaculture designer is finding the solution/s to the vast range of ‘problems’ that present themselves when working with landscapes and people. At the end of the day, there is always a solution – and often more than one!

Do we really do all the designs by hand??

Yup, computer programs and me aren’t best friends. We do create our base maps using free software, Inkscape (read about how to do this here)- otherwise it’s just pen, pencil and water colour, we like a bit of ‘old school’. We also pop it into photoshop to write all the tex as my handwriting isn’t amazing.

Do we implement our designs?

We haven’t in the past as we’re pretty full and busy, so simply connect people with the professionals who can do it or support clients to give it a go themselves (whatever is appropriate for the context). However, we’re now looking to start offering implementation as an extension of our design services. So if you’re keen to have the whole sh-bang, just ask us and we can talk details.

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4 Comments

  1. Sam Ali

    Hi Hanna

    Can you please let me know whether you will be available to design my propert backyard in February 2016?
    Thanks

    Reply
  2. Elieha

    These maps look very nice! What program did you use for these?

    Reply
    • Hannah Moloney

      Hi Elieha, I hand draw all my designs and then ‘clean them up’ in photoshop. Glad you like them :-).

      Reply

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