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The Home Garden Package

Our Home Garden Package helps folks get their organic vegetable and fruit gardens started, and to maximise their chances of success. This is achieved through a soil improvement process, better garden design and guided learning through one season of problem solving and hand-holding.

As there is an increasing awareness about the declining quality of our food, and the health consequences of the growing practices applied to produce it – growing your own food makes more and more sense. This service is designed for clients who share this view and would like to have fresher, tastier and healthier vegetables that they can trust and have a growing area of between 30 to 200 sq mts.

We’d like to point out that this organic-gardening-coaching service is offered to clients for ONE SEASON ONLY* (about 10 to 12 visits over three months). This is NOT a kitchen garden maintenance service, because we can only take a limited number of projects up in a year and are otherwise tied up with our larger goal of guiding as many people as possible in learning the basics.

Garden Design Layout

We’ve had very good results with this approach:

1. When our clients are really involved in the growing process, and you want to become the expert

2. When you make the time to be involved in the operational processes directly instead of complete outsourcing them to the gardener/maali.

3. When your interest is a long-term one, and not just a passing fancy – sorry 🙂

4. When you have a reliable gardener or maali to assist or are willing to put in the physical work themselves

NOTE: (A) Not everyone needs this service, many gardeners manage very well by just dropping in at one of our workshops or sending their gardeners across to learn at one of our gardens. (B) Winter is the most rewarding season to start your vegetable growing in Goa.

How we work with you (and charge for our work):

While the working model that we suggest and the costs vary on the type, size and location of the garden we are working on, the broad approach is {you can pick combinations – like only item 1) OR item 1) + 2) OR 1)+2)+3)} as follows:

1) An Organic Garden Design stage: In which we create a layout plan and planting chart for your season. This is a necessary part of any project that we undertake. This involves a one time fee.

2) The Garden Setup monitoring stage: Which involves a series of visits – 2 to 6 days depending on the size of the garden – to supervise your garden staff in the process to be followed. Soil improvement is the critical activity, as is ensuring that the design is followed correctly. The costs for this varies depending on the nature of your garden, but involves several visits of about 2-3 hour duration. The fee is a daily visit charge for this stage.

3) The Growing guidance stage: These are about 8 to 10 coaching/teaching visits made after the setup stage is completed and involve visiting regularly to make sure that young plants are growing well and the organic gardening processes are followed correctly. The visits also provide the opportunity to address problems related to pests or disease and answer any queries that you may have.

There is a fee for each visit and you can opt for a “Call When Necessary” model – we are happy to try and address queries via email (if you can send us images).


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