With experience in participatory analysis, planning and implementation, Colin has a wide variety of experience in land management improvement for sustainability-minded stewardship and livelihoods. He has worked in settings ranging from gardens of several hundred square feet to diverse organic farms of 140 acres, as well as rural smallholder farming in developing nations. This diverse knowledge base allows for creating food production systems that are productive, minimize the need for outside inputs, are climate appropriate, and can be leveraged for meaningful messaging for your community and/or clientele.
Colin works both independently and in collaboration with advisors and colleagues to provide planning and implementation solutions for small scale food systems, water management, appropriate technology and participatory community development. Providing both direct consultancy as well as any needed referrals to execute your project, working with Colin ensures whole system design and goal formulation that account for the Five Kinds of Capital (financial, human, social, produced and ecological). Projects are planned to result in:
"Colin was instrumental in making our dreams for starting an urban farm a reality through his design and planning. He came to our sites,
surveyed the space and worked with us to create a design that then guided our further planning, implementation, and fundraising for the
program. Colin's designs helped us secure some of our first grants, kickstarting (our farms) into reality. I would highly recommend Colin's
work and expertise on all things sustainable agriculture design and planning, and helping turn your dreams into actual movement."
Urban agriculture-focused nonprofit organization, San Diego, CA