Pine House Edible Gardens is an Oakland-based landscape design firm that creates beautiful, edible gardens. I am the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden (Ten Speed Press, Feb 2013) and former founder and co-owner of Star Apple Edible Gardens landscape design firm.
In my work, I bring together ecologically sound landscape design principles and small-scale urban agriculture, working with both ornamental and edible plants to create integrated landscapes. My work has been featured in Sunset Magazine, C Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Gardenista.com.
For me, edible landscapes are a long term relationship, where my clients get to have all kinds of fun, seasonal experiences in their gardens and kitchens! My specific focus is on designing and building stylised vegetable and cutting flower gardens -- in other words, working gardens that happen to have beautiful structural design. I also consult with clients on ways to incorporate perennial edibles such as fruit trees, berry shrubs and herbs throughout existing ornamental landscapes. I love doing one-on-one garden coaching and consulting work, also providing long term, specialized edible and ornamental maintenance that will keep your garden productive and beautiful over time.
If you think my services may be a good match for what you're looking for, please be in touch -- I'd love to hear from you!
I offer custom garden design, maintenance, floral, beekeeping, and preserving services for your garden. Please contact us for an initial site consultation. The fee for an initial consultation is $295. Please note that visits outside of the immediate East Bay area will be subject to additional travel fees. Pine House provides services throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Marin County, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Mateo, Hillsborough and Palo Alto.
Please note that we don't have one per hour rate. The rate listed is only for a consultation appointment. Depending on the scope of your project, the design work usually takes between 25 and 50 hours to complete, all hours billed at the design rate of $125/hr. Installation costs are separate and usually start from about $15,000 and up. Our garden install rate is $50/hr. All travel time is billed at $25/hr.
We also offer ornamental and edible Maintenance Services. Our regular garden care rates are $45/hr. We can visit your garden weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or seasonally. Seasonal maintenance is $50/hr.