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Garden Design / Installation

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85 simbi per hour

I will design your garden to entertain your senses, fill your stomach, and provide a beautiful hideaway to escape stress and worry. I try to incorporate edible and medicinal plants, and educate my clients on how to care for, harvest, and use these plants for food and natural medicine. If you prefer, I can do the harvesting and preparation of medicinal herbs for you. I can incorporate edible mushrooms into your garden, as well as fruit and berries! I love to work with perennials, but I can also design, install, and manage your annual vegetables as well! I can prune your shrubs and trees, and I can teach you anything that you'd like to know more about! I will work to understand and satisfy your needs and desires for the garden while considering the site limitations.

Training & Qualifications


I am a farmer/gardener/engineer who has been designing and installing gardens for friends, family, and private clients for 3 years. I am a certified Permaculture designer and use Permaculture design methods in my work. I have experience with hydroponic and aquaponic gardening, food forest design, indoor/outdoor production, irrigation, lighting, vermicomposting, mushroom cultivation, pruning, and food preservation.

Availability & Preferences


I'm usually available in the evenings (7PM or later), and on weekends with far advance notice.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Dirk


Alex received Session of DIY Veggie Fermentation! from Dirk
Nov 10, 2016
Dirk is very knowledgeable and fun to work with. My veggies are still fermenting, but they look great. He also brought me a Kombucha SCOBY and gave me... his recipe, which was much appreciated. I'm super excited to consume this fermented bounty!show more
Emily received Session of DIY Veggie Fermentation! from Dirk
Oct 30, 2016
Great lesson in fermentation! I have an abundance of cabbage and asked specifically for a cabbage recipe. I didn't know cabbage could be so exciting. ... Can't wait to experiment!show more
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About Dirk McGurk

I'm an artist, engineer, musician, and farmer from South New Jersey. I'm certified in Permaculture Design, and I'm a practicing biomedical engineer. Over the past 6 years, I've been trying to reduce... my footprint and increase my handprint. I like the idea of not leaving a trace, but I aspire to leave a positive trace to make up for the many years that our society has been degrading our natural systems. I try to stay active in community groups and projects that care for the earth and each other. I also love to skateboard, play guitar, make computer music, hike, hunt mushrooms, forage wild edibles and medicinals, ride my dirtbike, and I'm also working on learning Russian!show more

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  • Interior Design
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