THE COMMUNITY SOIL DIFFERENCE

A Whole Systems Approach

It is essential to think and work in whole systems to be successful, especially in the long term. We look to the natural world and it's elegantly constructed ecosystems as model for design. This design methodology is known as Permaculture.

What you can expect from us!

  • Licensed & Bonded
  • Personalized & Custom Design
  • Modular Implementation Packages
  • Affordable
  • Professional & Friendly

PERMACULTURE

Permanent + culture = A design methodology which utilizes ecosystems as the model for creating holistic, integrated systems of food production, appropriate technology, economic exchange, and community organization in ways that are not merely sustainable, but are regenerative.

 

Why Permaculture?

Resiliency

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Ensure that no single point of failure on your property is too much to handle by establishing multiple functional elements that support the status of key resources like food, water, animal, and waste systems.

Nutrition

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Grow nutritious, chemical-free, non-GMO food right outside your doorstep. Edible forests and abundant gardens empower you to feed your family without having to rely on big corporations.

Beauty

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Imagine a landscape that uses the wisdom of natural systems to attract wildlife, promote local and endangered vegetation, and create abundant diversity.

Security

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Optimize your personal independence and prepare for economic uncertainty, energy limitation, climate change, and natural disasters by building a secure source of food, materials, and income.

Environment

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The solutions to problems like climate change start in your own backyard. Grow your own food, heal the environment, and be a steward of the place you live.

Affordability

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Conventional landscaping is expensive, mostly because it requires endless maintenance and amendments. Instead, increase your wealth and health with an economical and abundant Permaculture garden that keeps on giving!

Designing with Nature

Why do we design with nature? Ecosystems are tested every moment of every day in real time and under real world conditions for millennia. What can beat that? These patterns that can be observed in ecosystems give us insight to ways to better design not only our landscapes and food systems but also our economics and sanitation systems and so much more. Who knew? We apply this reason to our work, our business, and our lives which in turn allows us to be more efficient and effective than other design companies. Diversity is key to resiliency so it is no questions why our team has a purposefully diverse skill set. Instead of competing, we merge all of our experience and knowledge together as a system to design from inspiration to realization for you!

Economy of Community

One of the ways we can mimic nature it to create an Economy of Community. Nature is designed for balance for give and take. And so should our economy. We take pride in our community and the abundance of Sonoma County. Our business is built on it. Not only is our business considered "green" because we steward the land, we also make conscious, measurable efforts to be stewards of our community, especially those without access to the work we do. We give back through educational outreach, utilizing other local businesses, and paying a fare wage. We are so passionate about the work we do that we founded our sister organization, Community Soil Foundation Business isn't just business.
  • Resiliency.

  • Nutrition.

  • Beauty.

  • Security.

  • Environment.

  • Affordability.

Areas of Expertise

Four Season Food Production

From annual veggie gardens to broadacre orchards to a chook tractors, we do it all and more!


Water & Energy Conservation

From greywater systems to drip irrigation to roofwater catchment, saving water and energy are always on our minds and in our designs.


Habitat Restoration

Beneficial critters above and below the soil are essential to any landscape, no matter what size. So let's welcome them!


Carpentry & Hardscaping

Need a new patio or pergola? We do that too!


Edible Landscaping

Why not have the best of both worlds? Have a beautiful landscape and eat it too!


Drought-tolerant Landscaping

Saving water is always on our minds when we design. Let us show you how to cut cost and have a beautiful landscape!


Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Bring balance back to your landscape. No toxic chemicals! This proven strategy utilizes a multi-tiered approach to attract beneficial critters, both above and below the soil, to manage pests and disease for you.


Soil Health

Soil is life. Soil without life is just dirt. We take special care to improve soil health in every way from the field to the microscope.


Design Process

Interview

Analysis

Concept

Design

Design Packages

Simple Design Walk & Talk.

This design is just what it seems. One of our team members will join you for a 2 hour walk through your property and chat about potential solutions for the landscape challenges that concern you. At the end, you will have collected a mess of hot tips and strategies on how to improve your garden, orchard, water systems, or whatever makes you curious. The client most suited for this design package is someone who is a do-it-yourselfer and just needs some fresh eyes on the land.

Map & Go Design.

Home Design.

Farmstead Development Design.

Legacy Landscape Design.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION!

Have you been wondering how you can make your home and landscape more "green"? Or what wonderful things you can grow in place of that dead, dried out lawn? Or how to catch and store all that rainwater that is washing your driveway away? Well we are up for any challenge! Get a FREE INITIAL CONSULT with one of our friendly and experienced team members today!

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