Transform Your Yard
Transform Your Yard
Want to grow a significant portion of your family's produce at home, and add beauty and value to your home at the same time? Let Planting Justice come in and help you transform your yard into an abundant edible landscape and living classroom for you and your friends and family to learn permaculture techniques and bio-intensive organic gardening
Our permaculture designers and edible landscapers have experience maximizing food production in urban spaces in the Bay Area. During a consultation, Planting Justice will help you assess what elements will be most functional for your space and needs.
One day transformation of a small backyard in Oakland and the bountiful yield only one month later.
ONE DAY. Nine people; 2000 square feet of cardboard; 18 cubic yards of compost and mulch; hundreds of veggies, herbs, flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs; 9 burritos = the most incredible front yard mini-farm in Richmond, CA! Sheet mulching at its best!
Check out this video from one of our gardens to see the tangible, edible results of our work. This 1600 sq. foot garden was a lawn only 6 months ago, but since that time it has given around 1000 pounds of fresh produce, with nearly 300 pounds going to a local food bank!
By hiring Planting Justice to create a permaculture garden for you and your family, you are supporting this organization and this movement for local organic food, and helping Planting Justice provide green jobs for local youth that train them for a future in permaculture design and urban farming.
First, we'll create a customized permaculture design that maximizes beauty, food production, and efficient use of your space. See a sampling of past designs here.
We'll then come in with our team and install the garden. We'll mentor you throughout the first year so you can learn as much as possible throughout the process.
Still not convinced? Read this review from Bridgett, a very recent client on our yelp page
"Planting Justice helped us to convert our entire front lawn into a mini-farm and a large part of our back yard into fruit and herb and veggie gardens. I contacted them based on a recommendation I saw on Berkeley Parents Network, and I described my "dream" of making both our yards into both beautiful and productive gardens. I wasn't sure if my budget would allow me to cover everything that I wanted to do, so I asked them to prioritize the back yard. Gavin and two more designers came out for an assessment, and I was thrilled to learn that they could do it ALL within my budget! They did soil tests to make sure our soil was safe, then the crews showed up. In one day, they completely converted the back yard, and about a week later they completely converted the front yard, also in one day. Their group was jovial, hard-working, and overall dedicated to their mission of helping others to grow edible gardens. A month and a half later, our garden is thriving, and we're already getting some meals out of it! We have gotten lots of positive comments on it from neighbors, friends, and passers by. We've also been invited to be part of a "Homestead Tour" in the fall, so we're meeting other people in the area who have this same passion. If you've been thinking about trying to get a garden started and just haven't had the right amount of motivation or time to get it off the ground, I highly recommend asking Planting Justice to help. In addition to the enthusiastic and dedicated work you'll get during the installation of the garden, Planting Justice also provides detailed information on plant choices and plant care, recommendations on resources for various aspects of garden keeping, and personal follow-up. It's been a wonderful experience for my family- the highlight of our year so far!"