Daniel Halsey 

An Agro-Ecosystem, Permaculture, &  Ecological Restoration Designer

Building natural capital and biodiversity,

while raising the carrying capacity of the planet,

Step 2:  Site Assessment


Site Assessment: Documenting baseline soil, water, sun and energy resources for design options. Includes Assessment Report, Soil Web Survey and Sector Map A comprehensive design tool used as the foundation for all subsequent designs on the property. Step 1, the Base Map graphically represents all assessment data, hardscapes, existing canopy and plants, boundaries, soils, and water features. Step 2,. Site Assessment includes a one hour Skype consulting with documentation and Site Assessment Workbook to prioritize goals and ecological objectives.  SouthWoods will deliver a site assessment report recommendations, associated documents, and a customized plant list.

Prepaid fee is $1800.00 plus applicable tax. Travel and expenses additional.


The  is included in the purchase or may be bought separately. Send checks to the address at the bottom of this page. Please call if you have questions.

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Prior to the on-site consultation, you may choose to use the SouthWoods Homestead Assessment Guide to discover the potential of your vison, landscape, and resources. While traveling through the 40 page assessment you will learn the lands characteristics, limitations, and opportunities. Then meeting with Dan and refining the assessment into a vision during the consultation. Otherwise the workbook will be used as part of the on-site consultation interview.

 

Upon receipt, place the workbook pages in a large D-ring binder. This binder is for site-specific data.
Please read over the workbook and fill in data as available. Add pages as needed. Flag pages for action and needed information. You will use this for the design process of your site and implementation logistics.
Other assessment information and notes should be in separate sections. Add pocket pages and clear sleeves for graphics. Collect the needed documents and build the property dossier. Insert photos, notes and added material as available. Put plant lists and design documents in the appendix.

Make copies of resource materials as needed.


Design projects have expanded and taken the lead in our focus. SouthWoods participates in practicum training where invited and has foregone courses on-site. Video Presentations:  Ecological Design Strategy, Following Natures Patterns, Exceptions to our Understanding, Competitive Exclusion, Companion and Nurse Plants, managing disturbance, groundcovers, Micr-climates and Mushrooms, Banker Plants, Tasty Ground Covers, Plant Systems, Micro-Climate Peaches.