Urban Farm Consults
Covering Fruit Trees, Gardens, Water Harvesting, & Permaculture
One-on-one consultations to help you with your urban farm projects.
Our goal is to help you succeed, and sometimes that means you need a little more personalization than is available in our classes and webinars. Tackling questions about where to put some important key elements in your garden can be challenging, especially if you are new to the area or just new to urban farming and gardening in general.
Farmer Greg has been urban farming for almost five decades and is using this knowledge to help others with their food producing goals. He started giving consults many years ago and has a figured out the best way to save the consultee money and manage his time the most wisely is with virtual consults; by removing the trip time and not having to charge as much everyone benefits. His strengths include gardening, fruit trees, chickens, composting, water harvesting, and permaculture. His experience, training, and education are now tools for you to use. He will chat with you over a phone-call and help you understand your property at a whole new level.
We’ve added zoom consults with Ray and Janis, and NEW Water Harvesting focused consults too.
Janis is the General Manager at The Urban Farm. She has managed the Fruit Tree Program for the past 7 years and helps lead the Phoenix Permaculture Design Course. Her strengths include fruit trees, permaculture, and planning the steps to take while making changes in your space. She has experience dealing with difficult soils, and some HOA issues. Janis also offers written summaries of her consults as an add-on.
Ray’s is the Manager of our Pop Up General Store, and has retired from both a career in the Air Force and a Middle School Teacher. His strengths include 15 years of gardening in Arizona. He loves to focus on gardens including in-ground, raised bed, container, as well as wicking garden beds which he has written several articles on for our blog. He is able to talk about gardens, fruit trees, water harvesting, and permaculture.
NEW – We are offering Water Harvesting Specific Consultations with both Farmer Greg and Don Titmus. Using their extensive permaculture experience, along with decades of being an educator assisting homeowners with successful water harvesting systems, they can answer a variety of questions to help you get started on or improving your water harvesting projects. These are much more in-depth, walking you through your options and spotlighting areas of potential water harvesting. By the end of this consult, you will have a clearer picture of what is possible and how to start your water harvesting journey. Please schedule out at least a week for these consults.
How to schedule:
When you order your one-on-one personal consult, we will evaluate your property and help you understand the environment that is unique to your space. This can help you plan where the trees should be planted, and which ones would best thrive in different areas of your yard. We can also help you place and orient garden beds, taking into consideration the sun and heat issues during the whole year.
Choose from our calendar of available dates and times for one that works best for you. We open dates up about 2-4 weeks at a time, so it is easier to confirm. We will send you a reminder email to help you get ready.
What to expect:
> You send some of your pictures ahead of time so we see a current view of your property and concerns.