GUILDA creates landscapes and human habitats that capture and enhance the power, efficiency and beauty of Nature by designing as Nature, with Nature. Our designs function as whole systems that provide abundance and are self-sustaining. Elements are strategically placed and structured in relationship to each other and their position in the ecosystem to ensure a functional whole. This optimizes mutual benefit, productivity and ergonomics while minimizing energy demand and expense. The overall capacity of a landscape is elevated and expanded as it becomes more and more resilient over time.
The best approach to ensure the most efficient, effective and beautiful outcome for any development project (especially those requiring interdisciplinary collaboration) starts with an Ecological Survey. In order to do this, we rely not only on the Triple Ethic (Earth Care/People Care/Fair Share) and Core Principles of Permaculture but also on a design tool called the Scale of Permanence. This scale divides a whole system into 10 equal functional components:
We go through a design process with you to form your vision, mission and goals, to analySe and assess your property, to identify zones of use and from that we will create a final design plan.
A master plan will provide you with all the detailed information for any contractor to install.
Our team members will walk with you through your property and in an informal conversation get an idea of the vision and goals you have for your own life and land.
Together we will read the landscape and discuss potential solutions within a whole systems design approach.
At the end of our time together, we will have gathered a list of tips and strategies on how you can apply permaculture design to your specific situation. Be it your garden, orchard, water systems, built systems or whatever you want to know. For small-scale properties, we can summarize all the important information in a basic design map.
The client most suited for this design package is someone who is a do-it-yourself and just needs some fresh eyes on the land and a whole systems design approach.
Kat Lavers Permaculture Designer & Teacher The Plummery, Australia
Graham Brookman Permaculture Designer & Teacher The Food Forest, Australia
Oliver Holmgren Permaculture Principles Pty Ltd
Rosemary Morrow Permaculture Teacher & Designer BMPI, Australia
David Holmgren Co-originator of the permaculture concept, Melliodora, Australia