"Because everyone eats, they make food choices, and because everyone makes food choices with their dollars, they're also, in a sense, farming -- the origin of most food"

 

When you keep a garden, that statement doesn't sound so weird. Gardening is a word that says 'sweet tea and sunshine' when all farming produces in the mind is sweat and dust. When you are gardening, you don't just know it, you feel it in your body. You gather with nature in a sense of expectation attuned to the weather, the sounds of summer insects, and the seasonal swing of planting, picking and preparation.

 

But try for yourself! Gardening is not only fun, but it's also a way to exercise, enjoy the out-doors, beautify your yard and taste what real food is all about!

 

We offer annual gardening services to those with or without prior gardening experience on a warm and friendly face-to-face basis. Contact James for details about an idea you already have or to get some ideas rolling on how to work with your land or lawn to make it productive. Call today ~ 828 747 7695

 

 

 

 

We offer custom design and installation of landscape fixtures, arbors & trellises and orchards that fit your desires for your patch of Earth. If you have a small lawn that might look even better with some ornamental and edible bushes and trees, we can help you.

 

Arched bridge

Arched bridge

with facing benches, this bridge crosses a wet-weather wetland in a beautiful remote location of a trail

Cedar bridge

Cedar bridge

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge

Ornamental walkway over a wet-weather stream

Orchard gate

Orchard gate

This gate leads out of the domesticity of a fenced orchard into the wild space of the forest

Rustic benches

Rustic benches

Spaced just far enough from the fire pit that people can sit on the grass or the seats and neither will get too hot

Ornamental & Functional

Ornamental & Functional

An attractive fixture like this grape arbor/benches/garden gate becomes the centerpiece of the landscape. It has become a natural spot to chit-chat between retreat programs at the Prama Institute

Companion planting

Companion planting

Blackberries, currants, rhubarb, sunchoke, horseradish, blueberries and grapes in the space of a hacky-sack circle

Design for abundance

Design for abundance

planting multiple species ensures an interesting array of colors and flavors for a longer period of the year.

Grafting and pruning

Grafting and pruning

Do you have a do-nothing variety of apple or pear you don't know what to do about? We can take care of that for you in the early spring by splicing a better variety--or two or three--onto that fruit tree! We prune trees also

Multiple layers

Multiple layers

Here a 12' Chestnut tree grows above Comfrey, Red Currant, and Spearmint.

Gardens, Landscaping  & Landscape Fixtures

A 'treetise' on food gardens

 

    What we do:

  * Garden design

  * Construction of trellises and arbors

   * Garden fences

    * Landscape carpentry

     * Tree pruning & grafting