Consultancy

Email: Consultancy@PermaculturePh.info


Permaculture Action Asia provides consultancy and design services using Permaculture principles. The Permaculture Design Process takes into account all elements of environment, people, climate, infrastructure and determines a system that will integrate all these elements into a sustainable, functional system.

We can assist in design of properties that are: 

  • residential
  • commercial
  • industrial
  • agricultural
  • aquaculture
  • public spaces

We can serve: 
  • large scale developers- industrial, residential subdivision and/or condominium, agriculture, aquaculture, agro-forestry;
  • corporations- assisting to design tailored social responsibility programs;
  • mining sector- assisting with mine site rehabilitation and community development;
  • government- advising on food security, erosion and flood prevention, community building, sustainability, education, reforestation, etc.;
  • urban/town planners;
  • small and medium scale development/design. 
Permaculture Design Consultation services we provide are in partnership with Edge5 Permaculture and include, but are not limited to:
  • Sustainable landscape design;
  • Home garden landscape design:
  • Natural food growing systems;
  • Village design;
  • Erosion control and flood prevention;
  • Water harvesting;
  • Farm design rehabilitation;
  • Urban and rural design;
  • Agro-forestry – short and long-term timber harvesting;
  • Shelter belt and windbreaks;
  • Landscape renovation/retrofit;
  • Environmental maintenance;
Our professional team includes and works with architects, surveyors, engineers, designers, contractors, agriculturists, mining engineers, and forestors. Our qualified team can assist organisations and individuals put permaculture principles intoaction on their site. We can provide this service locally and internationally, and for small to large scale projects.

The scope of our consultancy can include needs analysis, conceptual planning, design, installation, implementation to long term management of sites. Our experienced, certified Permaculturists can design for beauty, utility and sustainability, balancing ecological, economic and human needs.

We can assist in:
  • Planning of new site
  • Development/conversion of existing site to Permaculture
  • Selecting suitable sites- Land assessment: advise on the advantages and disadvantages of a potential site from a Permacultureperspective

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Permaculture Design
Plant Nursery Design & Construction
Eco‐Village Design
Built Environment Sustainable and Ecological Design
Livelihood Creation, Community Business & Marketing

DENR CONSULTANCY

Permaculture Action Asia's Consultancy Team can assist in Project Proposals utilising Permaculture design, preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and obtaining an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). The requirements and processes vary depending on whether a project is:
Outside the purview of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) system
An Environmentally Critical Project (ECP)
Located in an Environmentally Critical Area (ECA)

Our Consultancy Team can help produce:
Brief Project Description
Site Location Map (1:50,000 scale)
List of Direct Impact Stakeholders
Matrices of issues and impacts

Land Remediation
We at EDGE 5 provide consultancy services on a wide range of strategies and solutions for land regeneration that combine water harvesting and erosion control on difficult terrain. We have the experience and know-how to help remediate eroded rural land or former industrial sites that may be contaminated by previous uses and are thereby harmful to human health.

Treescaping
Trees have social, communal, environmental and economic benefits. We work with clients on the design and placement of trees in landscapes and around settlements to combat erosion and the effects of floods, while suppressing winds and dust. Trees effectively moderate climatic conditions, provide shade, give off oxygen, improve air quality, conserve water and harbour wildlife. In addition, they earn carbon credits.

Environmental Maintenance
The environment requires regular maintenance to prevent natural degradation caused by droughts, heat waves and high winds. EDGE 5 has been maintaining environmental systems for more than 20 years, offsetting the human factors that cause environmental degradation include deforestation, industrialisation and urbanisation.

Food Garden Systems
We have considerable experience in teaching people to grow their own fruit and vegetables according to sustainable organic principles – both internationally and in Australia. The company’s approach not only revitalises the soil using natural fertilisers, but also deals with constructive recycling, as well as energy- and water-saving.

Food Security
EDGE 5’s expertise in food garden systems addresses food security issues, both in Australia and for communities overseas. We have the experience to calibrate these systems to suit different cultures and climates in the face of climate change, water scarcity and rising fuel costs.

Water Harvesting
Grey Water Systems
Grey Water Systems and the treatment of polluted water is an important part of our services at EDGE5. The grey water that leaves the home with the sewage could save households tens of thousands of litres of drinking quality water a year. It is estimated that around 60 per cent of the average household’s wastewater could be recycled as grey water.

Waterwise Systems
The need to harvest and store water for human consumption and food production is crucial. Up to 88 per cent of rain that falls runs off the landscape. EDGE 5’s simple earthwork strategies slow down this wastage and harvest overland water flow. We offer expert consultation on the storage of water in dams, tanks and in the ground.

Erosion Control
Earthworks
By observing and reading landscapes, we at EDGE 5 have the strategies to store water and conserve water in dams, swales, tree systems and underground. This can be achieved through the use of earthworks which can control erosion effectively by modifying the local landscape.

Dust Suppression
Wind directions and surface conditions are major elements in the production of dust. We design systems using trees and earthworks to reduce winds and dust loads.

Windbreaks
With our windbreak designs and correct selection of tree species, we are able to modify the effect of local winds on sites of all sorts, modifying their effects on the landscape and reducing energy consumption for heating and cooling on the built environment.