Edible & Medicinal Gardening

Biointensive mini-farming for Ventura County

The Little Acre is an Ojai based, mini-farming, consulting business utilizing the principles of Permaculture and the methods of Biointensive farming to create productive and regenerative closed-loop systems. Our expertise helps create beautiful edible and medicinal gardens that nourish the ecosystem and our clients.

We cultivate ecology, expertise, and empowerment

Our mission is to provide support for clients who want to grow organic food, transcend current resource-intensive land practices, and green their business image and/or their lives. The Little Acre makes healthy food accessible to people of all socioeconomic levels. Our clients want to reconnect to the land, explore their local food-shed, liven-up their diets, and experience life in creatively designed, functional, and beautiful food gardens. We cultivate expertise, empowerment, and ecology.

Sharing our love of the natural world

Natalie Kilmer lives in Ojai, California where she owns and operates The Little Acre. Natalie creates herbal formulas and works with her clients to grow beautiful, delicious and medicinal gardens that use water wisely. It is her passion to share her love of the natural world and the wisdom it has to teach.

Natalie grew up in Northern California near the American River in Placer County, where she first fell in love with wild bodies of water. She later attended UC Berkeley studying Religion which she continues to do through the lens of Nature. Between projects, Nat spends her time researching different microclimates, watersheds, and plant friends from the sidewalks of the city to the backcountry.

Using the principles of permaculture and the methods of biointensive farming, we create beautiful edible and medicinal gardens that nourish the ecosystem and our clients.

Natalie KilmerOwner, The Little Acre

Our services

Garden Consultation

1.5 hour onsite evaluation involving a discussion of client’s needs, aesthetics, and budget. Includes a soil sampling and test results.

Garden Design

Post consultation recommendations with a design plan and schedule. Includes seasonal changes and additions over time to meet a client's vision and ongoing needs.

Greywater Consultation

1.5 hr onsite evaluation including a discussion of client’s needs and a sketch of system design and greywater/rainwater options. The Little Acre designs basic systems to reuse water from sinks, showers and washing machines in your garden.

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