Need Landscape Design Help - Perma/Polycultures, Eco-Gardening
Good morning everyone!
I'm interested in finding a landscape designer / architect / other, who can help me design my front and back yard with permaculture, polyculture and eco-gardening techniques.
I've been doing a lot of reading, and my latest book (which I can't put down) is Gaia's Garden, 2nd edition (Toby Hemenway). I find the advice in this book exceptional and very enlightening, and I'd like to find a landscape designer / architect / other who can help me design based on these principles.
I live in Smyrna, Georgia, with almost 1/2 acre of land, and I'd love to get my food forest started so I can have some great, fresh, ripe eats this summer, if possible.
Being new to Atlanta, I don't know what grows here successfully and what doesn't. And rather than just start planting, I'd like to have a master plan for both my front and back yard, and work towards fulfilling the plan.
Can someone recommend a business or individual to help me with design? I don't care about credentials necessarily, as long as one is well versed and experienced in these design principles.
Thank you everyone, and Merry Christmas.