We are no longer accepting Yard Partner applications. We wish we had the resources and people power to expand to every property. We truly appreciate the interest of the many homeowners that have contacted us wanting to grown food in their yard instead of grass. In order to continue promoting and facilitating homeowners in growing local and healthy food on their own, Micro Farms is now offering an additional garden and irrigation installation and consultation service.
– Molly & George Mayfield, Micro Farms’ Yard Partners since 2015
The initial design process is essential to the success of every productive garden. It is our goal to create functional and beautiful urban farms. We design garden spaces with garden beds, pathways, trellises, irrigation, tool sheds, washing stations, greenhouses, and compost areas to meet your design needs. Design budgets vary depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
Our team will bring your garden design to life. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality, biointensive and nontoxic garden structures. Structures are built from naturally rot resistant woods, stone, and other long lasting materials. All of our installations are built to the highest standards to create beautiful, productive, safe, and ecological outdoor environments.
After garden construction is complete, we offer a range of garden maintenance services. Our experienced farm crew can stop by your garden on a regular basis throughout the season. You are always welcome to join us during our visits if you’re interested in learning more. We keep you up to date on what is happening in your garden with emails and newsletters detailing what is ready for harvest, what is coming soon, and other pertinent information about the season. If a composting area is installed, we encourage homeowners to dispose of their food waste, free of any meat products (egg shells are usable), in the composting area. Micro Farms can also assist with turning and maintaining the compost.
November through January is a great time to start prepping, installing structures when necessary, and mulching the future garden beds with a layer of leaves. In March and April we till, bring in compost and aged manure, put in pathways, and start installing irrigation systems. Planting typically begins in May the first year, but could begin in April the following years depending on what will be planted in the garden.