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No. The first appointment with us is $90 and if you move forward with the project that $90 goes towards an installation. An urban farm consultant will come to your yard and assess for sunlight, soil drainage, and water hook-ups for the irrigation system. During this appointment the farmer will talk with you about what crops you are insterested in growing, discuss possible locations for your garden, and how you would like your farm to look.
Generally, our projects range from $3,000 on up. We’ve built hundreds of beautiful urban farms that range from simple to sophisticated in design that fit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. The factors that determine a farm cost are design, size, features, and materials. When compared with other landscape features an urban farm is very affordable. Our weekly maintenance prices also vary depending on the size of the garden. Sign up for an initial assessment for a complete estimate.
Yes. We have worked on a number of large-scale projects and are excited to bring fresh, heirloom produce to more people. Contact us if you’re interested in an assessment for your business, school, or restaurant.
Certainly! We have an urban farm architect on staff who can help make your vision a reality. Working with our designer will ensure that your farm has all of the elements you’re looking for. We offer outdoor kitchen design, arbors, terracing, greenhouses, and sustainable landscapes such as natives and other drought tolerant plants.
Yes, Farmscape offers one-on-one garden consultations. We’ll send one of our highly trained farmers to offer you advice on soil fertility, garden location, planting schedule, organic pest and disease control, and any other problems you are dealing with in the garden. Our rate is $150 per hour.
No, we are not able to offer maintenance packages other than weekly farming visits. We have found that weekly visits are necessary for a garden to be successful. If you need tutorials periodically or help during the seasonal switch you can always set up consultations with our farmers.
You bet! Your farm will set your home apart from others in the mind of potential buyers. Having a garden is also a great way to get to know your neighbors. It adds value to your home and quality to your lifestyle and cooking.
We do only use organic methods and materials but it would be cost prohibitive for us to pay the USDA to officially certify each of Farmscape’s backyard gardens as organic so as a result we are not USDA certified organic. We only use Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) approved disease and pest control products. We use organic products that are food, people, and pet safe.
We have dealt with almost every type of pest problem and there is always a solution. Our expert farmers will troubleshoot any problems with your garden and keep you up to date with their recommendations.
Don’t wait! The wonderful thing about Los Angeles is that you can grow crops year-round! From October – March our farmers grow cool weather crops such as lettuce, kale, broccoli, beets, peas, and carrots. These crops are steady producers and make for great salad ingredients. It’s a good idea to get your garden in as soon as possible so that you can start building the soil for the spring season.
We make no guarantee of yield but we estimate our gardens average at least 3 pounds of produce per square foot per year. However, harvest volumes will vary greatly by yard and crop selection. Our farmers practice intensive planting methods to ensure that you’re getting the biggest yield possible from your space.