I am looking for a somewhat experienced permaculture designer in the New England area to assist me in in designing my property. I live in Central/Southern Maine on 2.7 acres. Budget for the project is limited to reasonable amounts over a long period of time, rather than all at once. I understand a site design takes time and will cost some, and I will gladly pay what is needed. I'd rather have the design done properly then later on down the road regret where I planted such and such a tree.
I've attached a couple photos of my backyard. These were taken at 11:30 in the morning to give you an indication of what I have to work with. We are on public water, even though there is a well on the property. According to the town, the water is not safe to drink, there was some illegal dumping that contaminated the water table many decades ago. I've not had it tested.
The front yard is largely shaded with (1) 100 y/o maple tree, several conifers, couple younger maples. Most, if not all, of the family recreation takes place there (above ground pool, swing set, frisbee, etc)
Looking to plant many fruit trees, hazelnuts, blueberry bushes, standard perennial food production. Currently, smack dab in the middle of the yard are several raised beds for my annuals, which some can be moved if needed (granted, it's a bit of work, but whatever)
There are also (2) 4 y/o apple trees in the back corner.
Hit me up with a PM and we can take it from there.
Thanks for looking!