Click below to see a few past and current Farmer D Consulting projects
rancho mission viejo
Coastal roots farm
Harvest Farm Community Garden
coastal roots farm
In 2013 Farmer D Consulting was hired by the Leichtag Foundation to lead a community visioning process to inspire a new Jewish Community Farm on the Foundation's 67.5 acre Leichtag Commons property in the heart of Encinitas, CA. The Coastal Roots Farm program and designs that were completed by Farmer D Consulting in 2015 focused on approximately 15 acres of the overall property and included vegetable production areas, educational gardens, pay-what-you-can farm stand, barn, food forest trail, silvopasture, vineyard, biblical garden and an animal husbandry and compost operation. In 2018 Farmer D transitioned out of being the Founding Director and Board President of Coastal Roots Farm after helping to hire a full time Executive Director, Javier Guererro and Farm Manager, Adam McCurdy. Farmer D continues to consult for the farm and has a design studio on site.
Photos by Courtney West
After giving a talk on "Agriculture - The New Golf" at a ULI Spring Meeting in Charlotte, NC in around 2008 Farmer D was hired by Johnson Development Company in Houston, Texas to assess several of their large master planned communities for opportunities to integrate farms and/or gardens into the existing master plans. Johnson Development Co. ultimately decided to create a new community themed around a farm and Harvest Green was born. Farmer D Consulting designed the farm and worked with SWA to integrate into the overall community master plan. The farm was implemented and is being managed by Agmenity, a local Houston Company and partner of Farmer D Consulting.
Chattahoochee Hills, GA
Farmer D was hired in 2002 to be the founding farmer at Serenbe and stayed there for three years establishing Serenbe Farms. The farm at the time was on 25 acres of land with about 3 acres of intensive vegetable production serving a CSA, restaurants and farmers markets throughout Atlanta. In the early years, Farmer D laid out the fields, amended the heavy clay soils, installed the irrigation system, installed fencing and built the post harvest structure with cooler, sourced equipment, ran programs and managed staff and apprentices. In 2005, Farmer D was recruited to assist with the development of a new farming project near Savannah, GA called Hampton Island Preserve and assisted with the hiring and on-boarding of Paige Witherington as the new farm manager. Farmer D has stayed connected with Serenbe and visits there often with his Atlanta family.
SENDERO & ESENCIA FARMS
Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
Tamarack Camps Ortonville, MI
Green Arrow Farm
Ponce De Leon, FL
Encinitas Union School District Farmlab, Encinitas, CA
Photos by Mim Michelove
In The Fall Of 2014 Farmer D Consulting helped the Encinitas Union School District develop a concept plan and program for their 10 acre site called Farmlab. This preliminary vision for the property includes about four acres for production to grow certified organic vegetables for the kids lunch program in all nine Elementary Schools, a one acre educational hands-on experiential learning garden for students along with classrooms, makers space and teaching kitchen. Coastal Roots Farm helped develop the farm and grew organic vegetables for the district from 2015-2018.
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center
City of Suwanee, GA
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GROWING COMMUNITY THROUGH AGRICULTURE