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Are you interested in being more self-sufficient in this modern world? Do you have property? Maybe you want to feel more connected to the land you inhabit? Have you ever questioned what might be edible, medicinal or sustainably useful on your landscape? Maybe you want to plant some species of nut or fruit bearing trees, garden vegetables, grow mushrooms from inoculated logs, pollinator species or wild transplants? We offer property tours where we come to your land and with your guidance, consult together and help you confirm the identification of any edible plants, fungi, fruits or nuts, tubers and other naturally occurring edibles that may be present. We will discuss how to approach these wild foods, how to incorporate them into your diets for nutrition and medicines, how to sustainably harvest them and prepare/preserve them each season. In addition we will cover how to promote health and growth into your wild food bearing trees, shrubs and meadows. Any invasive species present will be brought to your attention and/or discussed on removal options and continued management strategies.
We also offer plantings of food forest species on your property after consulting together (in-person or via zoom) on what species would do well depending on your site. Once we determine the species, quantity and location of planting, we'll discuss cost and plans for the planting which would take place in the spring or autumn season when the plants are dormant. Planting a food forests is a great way to increase the value of your property, increase native habitat for pollinators and wildlife as well as having a place of your own to forage from year after year (not to mention leaving behind the legacy and nutritious food crops to your future generations). Planting a food forest is by far the most responsible approach you can take as a home/land owner today.
These consulting sessions are currently scheduled through us directly, once you book a consultation, the date and time will be scheduled within a 24 hour period over the phone with us. Consultations can also be offered over the phone and online as well if necessary. We are currently only offering this service to private and commercial land owners within 100 miles or less from Louisville, KY. Do keep in mind that drive time is included with the overall consulting session time. Plants will be available to source from autumn into late winter for planting projects in the spring months (e.g. if you want 10 elderberries to be planted in the spring, you'd need to book a consultation with us in the winter before the ground thaws).
Cancellation notice: If you choose to cancel your consultation, please do so at least 30 days before the scheduled date. Your purchase will be eligible for a 50% refund if canceled thirty days prior to the consultation date. If canceled after, there’s no refunds. If you book a consultation where you've also pre-ordered plants for food forest plantings and decide to cancel (without a reschedule date), you'll be refunded 50% for the consultation if made in time, but NOT for the plants. If a consultation runs over on time, it'll be discussed at that moment if you're wanting to add-on additional hours or not (if available). Payment for any additional time will need to be paid while on site that day (cash or through our web page).