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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, we will talk with you about what crops you are interested in growing, discuss possible locations for your garden, and how you would like your farm to look.
Our project minimum for new installs is $5,000 and up. We’ve built hundreds of beautiful urban farms that range from simple to sophisticated in design and fit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. When compared with other landscape features an urban farm is a good investment.
Pricing for our weekly farming visits starts at $60/wk and goes up from there depending on the size of the garden. Following the initial site survey, we provide an an all-inclusive weekly price based on the garden scope.
Yes. We’ve greatly enjoyed our collaborations with restaurants, including n/naka, Providence, STEM Kitchen & Garden, The Jonathan Club and a number of others. When we work with restaurants, food is grown on-site for the restaurant, which is an ideal solution for fresh herbs, salad greens, microgreens, edible flowers and seasonal specials like cherry tomatoes and heirloom carrots. We do not offer off-site growing for restaurants.
Yes, we’ve worked with a variety of students, ranging in age from pre-K through high school. When we work with schools, an outdoor garden is used as a teaching space with an instructor who visits weekly and maintains the space. Please note that our school garden offerings are subject to staff availability
Yes, we’ve worked with a number of developers to provide a farm space as part of their community. Our staff provide guidance during the design phase, install the farm space, and provide weekly maintenance and programming after the farm is built.
These projects range in scope from smaller community gardens to multi-acre “agrihoods.”
Yes, we’ve worked with quite a few companies that offer this cutting-edge benefit, including Follow Your Heart, Mentor Graphics, North Face, and Kellogg Garden Products. Having an on-site garden provides a nice break for staff who work inside most of the day, while providing fresh ingredients for the on-site cafeteria or for employees to take home and enjoy.
Yes, Farmscape offers one-on-one garden consultations. During these consultations, we’ll answer questions regarding your garden, suggest areas for improvement and follow-up with links to supplies or online resources going forward. Our rate is $90/hr; most consultations last an hour, including email follow-up, but may take longer depending on the scope.
We only offer weekly farming visits for maintenance. We’ve trialed alternate frequencies and found that weekly visits are necessary for a garden to be successful. If you need tutorials periodically or help switching out your crops for the season, you can setup a consultation with one of our farmers.
You bet! A thriving farm will set your home apart from others in the neighborhood. Studies have shown that it adds value to your property, while providing fresh ingredients and a good excuse to get outside.
We use only organic methods and materials at our sites. Our sites are not certified organic, since each would need to be individually certified.
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.
Don’t wait! The wonderful thing about California 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.
Our farmers lay out the garden to ensure that you’re getting as much food as possible from your space. While we make no guarantee of yield, our experience is that our gardens generate an average of 3-5 pounds of produce per square foot per year. Keep in mind that the weight can vary greatly depending on the site and crop selection.