Urban and rural sites up to 1 acre (4000sqm)
We can show you the abundance that’s possible to grow in your backyard, whether you are newly arrived to Taranaki, a local creating their first garden or you need help revitalising an existing garden. Our garden plan sets you up to grow abundant, nutrient-dense food (and will save you from costly, discouraging mistakes).
Growing your own food is the biggest impact a household can have to transform the wasteful and harmful industrialised food system, to a healthy and sustainable one. An edible garden can provide organic food, natural medicines and increase mental wellbeing. Shop less, drive less and slash your plastic packaging, all while eating fresher, healthier food.
There’s no one ‘right way’ to be a good food grower and it doesn’t happen overnight. Greenbridge designs an edible or ecological garden that is specifically and creatively tailored to your needs and site. You can move forward with confidence, because the growing methods we show are tried and tested and sit within the bigger framework of regenerative practice. We offer varying levels of garden design depending on the amount of detail you require, your budget and how many garden options you wish to explore…
Greenbridge can also help you install your eco-garden
Free fact-sheet Essentials for Setting up an Eco-Garden
Rural sites up to 10 acres (4 Hectares)
Purchasing a lifestyle block is a big investment, in capital, ongoing development and also your time. Our broad-scale lifestyle block design helps you avoid the pitfalls, develop your property infrastructure with big picture thinking and explore sustainable approaches to a larger piece of land. Skip the all-to-common lifestyle block ‘life sentence’ and instead create the regenerative lifestyle of your dreams.
We offer expert input if you are planning to regenerate the land, grow food (for your table or market), restore watersheds or undertake ecological plantings. Both our ecological landscape designers have successfully developed permaculture lifestyle blocks. Choose between our different options to suit the level of detail you want, how many options you wish to consider – and of course, your budget.
Check out our pre-purchase land appraisals
Free Fact Sheet: How to Develop a Lifestyle Block and Not Loose the Plot!
$2995 +GST Concept Design + $2995 +GST Developed Design
The basic lifestyle block plan is suited to those who would either like a bit of direction, desire to move quickly, and or are good at keeping to decisions. Once you are ready to go ahead, your ecological landscape designer will meet with you and further define your brief, often they will also do a basic site assessment at this time too. 1-2 concepts will then be generated (depending on your budget and needs), usually hand drawn for expediency and to keep cost as small as possible for you. You can stop there or continue to have the design developed into one Master Plan. The plan is juicy and imparts key information, such as location of infrastructure and plantings, fruit and nuts are described by type ie Apple, but you will need to make your own selection of varieties. We will provide you with a range of info sheets relevant to your project. The basic broad-scale plan not about pretty pictures or perfection but rather getting important information down on paper for you, so you can move forward with DYI confidence. There is also one hour complimentary mentoring included in this service.
$4995 +GST Concept Design + $4995 +GST Developed Design
The sustainable lifestyle block design is a step up from the basic service and great for people who want to consider their options and would like a bit more input and guidance from their designer. We spend more time assessing the site, researching and on idea generation, providing you with two concepts, so you can compare possibilities. This service also includes a base plan, observation map and sector analysis which shows the influences on your site. At the developed design end, we take your feedback, knit your ideas together, and you are presented with a final Master Layout Plan and or Planting Plan, specific to your wants and needs. This plan includes additional detailing; fruit and nuts are specified by variety ie Apple Liberty on MM106 rootstock. You are provided with written strategies and recommendations which covers how to implement your broard-scale design, specific to your site and vision. There is also complimentary two hours of mentoring included in this service.
$6745 +GST Concept Design + $6745 Developed Design
The regenerative lifestyle design is suited to people who want to ensure they choose the best solution for themselves and their site, require more detail and would like to be led through the process. You receive the same as the sustainable service plus more time is allowed for discussion, research and meetings so that we can be thorough in the process, with three concepts usually generated, so you can confidently know that a wide range of possibilities have been explored (this maybe important with a larger or difficult site or developing degraded pasture from scratch or where development options are open). A comprehensive site assessment is undertaken and we also include a solar map and written pros and cons of each concept. At the developed design end, we take your feedback and knit your ideas together to create a Preliminary Plan where there is opportunity for you and your landscape designer to undertake any final tweaks. You are then presented with a final Master Layout Plan and a separate Planting Plan and Specification and where applicable details specific to your project such as water systems or 3-D drawings. Key and detailed information is included around infrastructure, shelter design, access, food production areas, suitable fruit and nut trees matched to the correct site, animal integration and approaches for healing the landscape. More in-depth Strategies and Recommendations are provided for implementation. There is also three hours of complimentary mentoring included in this service.
Joss Tennant, Theta Practitioner
Zoe & Ricky
Hazel and Derek
Min, Ryan, Zoe and Ricky
Farming as we know it is changing. As margins are squeezed through rising costs and outdated practices, farmers are having to think about how they can remain profitable into the future whilst transitioning to a low emissions economy.
Are you interested in:
- Being a leader in improving water quality, solving climate change, and growing biodiversity?
- Restoring the health of your land, and leaving it in great shape for future generations?
- Improving your livestock health?
- Diversifying your farming activities?
- Reducing your on-farm expenses and increasing your profit?
If this is you, then you will benefit from our broard-scale farm designs which work in parallel with diversified pasture management. With you, we design and can also implement regenerative interventions and strategies, which are tailored to the needs of your site, soil, climate and agricultural practice. There is a focus on ecosystem restoration, including soil health, carbon sequestration and planting native and productive trees.
Our farm designs are tailored to the needs of your site and your farming business and will:
- Assess landuse, erosion, habitats, and topography.
- Provide a broadscale farm design that will restore waterway health & water quality, make your farm carbon neutral, increase biodiversity and beauty, improve animal health & productivity and
- identify profitable land use and diversification opportunities (if appropriate)
Alongside this, our partner business can work with you on grazing & pasture management that will:
- grow your soil rapidly and sequester deep stable soil carbon;
- increase your resilience to droughts & floods;
- produce a higher quality product; and
- increase farm profitability and your quality of life.
Watch this space…
Greenbridge and Integrity Soils are teaming up to provide regenerative agriculture workshops for small groups of innovative farmers – please get in touch to find out more and when the next workshop is running…