Site visits and deeper project work is dependent on my current client load and the time of year. My greatest availability is November through April, since there is less demand on our farm at that time. Any consistent work on a project will be articulated in a scope of work and agreement signed by both parties before work begins.
Much planning and project work can be done virtually using Zoom, Google Earth and other platforms. If a site visit is desired or necessary, availability depends on the time of year and distance of travel. Mileage or other transportation costs, meals, and hourly rates will apply. Because of the needs of my family and farm, distant travel beyond 2-3 hours from my home in Mecklenburg, NY is often more difficult, but possible with adequate advance planning.
To help meet our goals for equity, we offer tiered pricing based on individual income, or the operating budget of the smaller organization/company. Note that these rates are subject to change depending on the situation. For larger corporate, investor, and research related projects, we typically bill on a case-by-case scenario from $200+/hr depending on the beneficiaries.
While we do not ask for proof - we expect your honesty. Those with more means help us reach and support those with less. We aim to not turn anyone away for a lack of funding and do a limited number of pro bono community projects each year.
We also have solidarity discounts on these rates for individuals and organizations who have been historically marginalized, especially in food and agriculture, including BIPOC and Indigenous, and LGBTQAI+ identified folks. Reach out via email to learn more.