What We Do
Ola Design Group is a hui (collective) of professionals in design, horticulture, ecology, and land stewardship. Our years of experience crafting regenerative solutions can help your landscape evolve to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!
We offer a wide range of ecological design services including:
Whole Farm Planning:
A design and implementation plan tailored to your farm’s specific needs.
Ecological Orchard Design:
A diverse, integrated agro-ecosystem yielding fruits and/or nuts.
A high-yielding ecosystem that mimics the many functions of a forest.
Pollinator Habitat Design:
Creating a welcome environment for pollinator allies to help your farm prosper.
Agricultural Enterprise Budgets:
A focused economic assessment of how to make a crop profitable.
We offer a variety of consultation services to deepen your knowledge of your landscape and identify strategic opportunities and solutions to meet your goals.
Pre-Purchase Property Assessment
Find the property of your dreams! Since our team has an intimate working knowledge of the physical and cultural landscapes of Hawaiʻi, we can help you select a parcel of land that most closely aligns with your aspirations. These consultations often save the prospective landowner thousands of dollars by identifying various opportunities and constraints possessed by a site. A Pre-Purchase Assessment includes:
- A pre-visit Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis of the land, vegetation, and soils.
- A multi-hour site visit to observe the land, generate ideas, and assess the potential for regenerative agriculture systems.
- A multi-page document summarizing our insights from the visit.
Initial Site Assessment
Do you already have land that you’re wanting to steward, but are unsure about how to begin? Our popular Initial Site Assessment consists of:
- A 2-hour visitation to assess your site’s major attributes, opportunities and critical issues to create abundant, land-based systems.
- Discussion of how your site’s unique conditions can evolve to meet your short- and long-term goals.
- Compilation of a digital document describing major observations and recommendations from the visit, as they relate to your goals.
Wikiwiki (“Rapid”) Single-Day Design
This affordable and efficient design offering generates two distinct design concepts specific to your site’s conditions. This will inform a preferred design direction and plant palette options.
With a licensed landscape contractor on our Team, Ola Design Group is able to interface with virtually any aspect of landscape construction—from backyard orchard implementation to full-scale diversified farm developments.
Need a helping hand(s) to steward your land? Our competent team of holistic land-based professionals has the skills and experience to maintain (and enhance) new and existing parcels of land.
We offer a wide range of seminars and workshops geared toward self-reliance and earth regeneration.
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USDA/NRCS and DLNR Technical Services
Members of our hui are certified Technical Service Providers with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and also with the State of Hawaii’s Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). We can help you craft agroforestry designs (e.g. multi-species windbreaks, food forests, and silvopastoral systems), ponds/reservoirs, and conservation plans for your homestead or farm project that can be partially reimbursed by these government programs.