Garden Consulting Services

Consultations can be the first step in the design process or a stand-alone service to help guide plans for your property. $75/hr. Travel fees apply outside the Portland metro area.

  • Design Advice & Problem Solving

  • Plant Identification & Planting Recommendations

  • Soil Testing & Amendment Advice

  • Invasive Species ID & Management Tips

  • Gardening for Bird & Pollinators

  • Water & Resource Conservation

  • Maintenance Tips & Seasonal To-do’s


Garden Coaching Services

Garden Coaching is for “DIYers” who simply want some hands-on guidance in the garden. Coaching sessions are tailored to your site, your interests, and your specific garden goals. Gain valuable skills in everything from soil building, plant selection and planting, pruning and maintenance, as well as creating habitat features for pollinators and wildlife. Working along side you in your yard, we accomplish seasonal tasks while you learn and gain confidence along the way!

Packages can range from weekly or monthly sessions, to less frequent seasonal or annual sessions. Variability ranges based on your landscape needs, budget, and garden goals. Contact me today to discuss what might be the best fit for you!

$75/hr. Travel fees apply outside the Portland metro area.


Garden Design Coaching

Garden Design Coaching is for those who need a plan for their garden and want to be hands-on with the planning process. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of your site and get experience with the permaculture landscape design process.

Through a series of coaching sessions, you’ll create your own landscape design that’s tailored to your budget, time and interests – and the microclimates of your site. It’s an opportunity to deepen your relationship with the land and biota of our region.

Learn about whole systems design while exploring the possibilities of your site with expert guidance and support. You’ll receive resources in each phase to expand your knowledge of sustainable landscaping, permaculture, water systems, urban ecosystems, pollinator habitat, growing food and herbal medicine and organic gardening methods. By the last session you’ll have created a custom master plan and plant list for your site.

Session 1 – Site analysis and base map
Session 2 – Concept planning with landscape elements, spaces and systems
Session 3 – Layout plan and material choices
Session 4 – Planting diagram, guilds and plant list

The fee for the individual coaching program is starts at $850 for typical urban residential lots and includes 4 work sessions at your site (90 min each). Talk with April about pricing for other types of properties and group rates.

Get the confidence and tools you need to transform your yard into a place you love to be, that supports your needs and the local ecosystem.

Create your own garden design through a series of 4 work sessions with expert guidance and support. A budget-friendly option for who want to learn a lot about their site and experience the permaculture design process. Starts at $850 for a typical urban lot.