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With the hold on most of our projects and postponement of international travel, we are opening live, online sessions for training. This is an important time to develop our skills hello design solutions so we can be ready when called to help Bring sustainable resilience to our communities. Food production is going to be an important activity for all communities this summer. Also we want to develop our landscapes with good design principles. 


Join us on-line or on-site for an intense, life and career changing event. Designs for resilience can be many acres or a homestead food forest.

Each site has its own design solution to deliver the needed food, fibers, medicines, biodiversity, and higher capacity for increased harvest each year. Each site design is site and client specific. The process delivers that!

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Advanced Design Module 1a : Site Assessment and Base Map

Site Assessment: Documenting baseline soil, water, sun and energy resources for design options. Includes Assessment Report, Soil Web Survey and a 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 documentation and the Site Assessment Guide to prioritize goals and ecological objectives.  Designers deliver a site assessment report with recommendations from tha data table, associated research documents, soil maps and reports,and a customized and ecologically functional plant list.


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Have you had a survey map done?

Prior to the on-site consultation, you may choose to use the SouthWoods Homestead Assessment Guide to discover the potential of the design vison, landscape, and resources. While traveling through the 40 page assessment you will learn the lands characteristics, limitations, and opportunities. Then meeting with the client 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.