Signs You Might Benefit From A Native Plant Survey:
you just moved in and the previous tenant left behind a wonderful array of plantings or a beautiful garden, but you're
just not sure what all those green treasures are that you've inherited.
You want some
confirmation about what you think those "really interesting looking bushes" are.
love plants and suspect that there's more to your backyard than just "weeds."
ready to learn exciting things about the green world just outside your window.
a bunch of different wild-but-edible-looking plants that you're almost certain are safe to eat, but you're smart
enough to "ask an expert" first before you begin "grazing with gusto."
You have been wanting to create a permaculture garden,
but realize that a thorough understanding of what might already be in place on your property
is the first place to start.
Let Lawrence help you discover the common name(s), correct
botanical name, and any useful information about the amazing plants growing just beyond your doorstep. With his broad-based
knowledge as a gardener, herbalist, wildcrafter, botanist and landscaper, plus his years of experience teaching all of the
above, Lawrence can help you turn the unknown jungle around you into a satisfying source
of familiarity and understanding for years to come. Your survey can be personalized
to meet your specific needs and terrain. By the end of our time together, you can
expect to know the names of 90% of the native plants (and a good many of the landscaped plants, if any) on your property
and many of interesting facts about their lore and uses.
can be conducted at any time of the year, but are most commonly administered from spring
through fall. However, many plants can be identified even when dormant and it may be easier to locate certain
plants during the winter months. More than one survey performed during different seasons may be
helpful in determining the full extent of plant life growing at your location.
Within The Albany Area:
$25/hr (two hour minimum)
Within The Corvallis/Lebanon Area: $35/hr (two hour minimum)
of The Area (Within Willamette Valley): $50/hr (two hour minimum + travel expenses)
Outside of The Willamette Valley: Negotiable!
Survey Report (Including All of the Identified Plants On Your Land With Their Common Uses):
Owner of GivingTree Farm Herb Company
Herbalist for 25 years
with 25 years of experience
Served as a Botanist
with Oregon State/Forest Service
Private Instructor of botany, taxonomy, herbalism and wildcrafting
Thoroughly enjoyable/entertaining person to be around and
easy to learn from