Work With Me

Let’s talk about dirt and how it is the very essence of life. I teach, speak, and consult on soil and compost ecology with individuals, organizations, and communities of all kinds. I think about native ecology, water conservation, biodiversity, community education and resilience, food access, and environmental justice. I am community oriented and pollinator friendly.

Contact Me to book a class, talk, or consultation.

Community Education

In-depth classes on soil ecology, composting, and urban agroecology. Technical deep dives into ecological relationships, effective management practices, and hands-on activities to develop practical skills. These are 2 hours long. I teach at schools, community organizations, institutions, and municipalities.

Fee: $250 + mileage

Talks & Presentations

I give talks on the power and potency of healthy soils to enable individuals and communities to forge the creation of a more sustainable and just world. These talks can be 1-2 hours long

Fee: $125/hr + mileage


Garden Consultations: Whether it’s your backyard garden or community garden program, I can fine-tune and optimize your lackluster soil or compost system. I can also provide guidance on ecological garden design and planning, native plants, and water conservation.

Soil Analytical Consulting: I also do soil analytical consulting, where we find out what type of lab testing best suits your needs, and I do the sampling and interpretation of your results.

Fee: $125/hr + mileage

Compost Program Development & Facility Design

for Community-Scale Municipal Organic Waste Processing and Integrated Ecological Agriculture

You tell me what kind and how much organic waste you want to compost, and I provide you with a facility design, management program, and associated budget. I can also include programs on source separation, as well as community engagement, education, and outreach. These designs can be used for grantwriting and fundraising purposes.

Contact Me to discuss your program needs and to work out an appropriate rate.