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What's it like to own and run a foodscaping business?

Sample the mentorship to find out

Create a regenerative, connective and earth-centered foodscaping business

Don't do it alone

Start or build your dream edible landscaping company with Matt Lebon as your guide.

 

June 5 - September 11, 2024

 Registration is now open!

"I wrote down every single thing that (Matt) said and I'm still looking at the notes and applying the things he said in my daily operations."

-Katie Carey, Owner of Columbus Foodscapes

 

With this mentorship, you’ll learn how to:

Build edible landscaping business structures  + land clients

Develop internal systems for smooth + profitable install days

Discover creative design principles you can use on any site

Develop a financial strategy with our trusted accounting team 

Who is this for?

People in the 0-3 year stage of starting or building a foodscaping business.

This mentorship is for motivated entrepreneurs.

 

After just 3 months, you’ll have everything you need to market, design and build traffic-stopping edible landscapes.

 

Meet your Mentor, Matt Lebon

Owner, Custom Foodscaping & The Foodscaper

 Matt is most passionate about creating magical food moments. He is driven by the belief that food connects us all. By cultivating food crops with a reverence for Mother Earth he believes we can begin to heal our bodies and the land. Matt got his start with farming as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, where he was initially bit by the gardening bug. He went on to study ecological design and work on several farms. For five seasons Matt worked at the EarthDance Organic Farm School until he left his role of farm manager in 2017.

Matt has helped to grow his company, Custom Foodscaping, team to 9 team members.  In his 7th year leading the design and install team for CF, last year's revenue topped $750K.  More than anything, Matt is proud of the caring team he works with and the supportive clients who allow Custom Foodscaping to do this earth-centered work. 

this is the year your passion becomes your work

CLASS 1

welcome & goal setting

Connect with your mentoring cohort and get clear on your professional goals for the next three months.

CLASS 2

structures & new business

Learn how to set up your business. 

After this class, you’ll have a professional and streamlined system for accepting clients.

CLASS 3

raised bed garden design & easy to integrate perennials

Learn design principles and best practices for designing and installing raised beds. 

After this class, you’ll gain a deep understanding of how to maximize growing potential on any site.

CLASS 4

the plants that make it possible

Geek out with Matt as he teaches on the all-star edible landscaping plants you need in your palette.

After this class, you'll have familiarity with the essential foodscaping plants and how to design with them.

CLASS 5

money matters

A tutorial from Custom Foodscaping's accountant on Quickbooks analysis + a look through Matt's cashflow for the year

After this class, you’ll learn how to analyze your cashflow to form a strategy for money going in and out.

CLASS 6

commercial & residential case studies

Learn how Matt's team at Custom Foodscaping overcame a series of site-specific challenges with smart design solutions

After this class, you'll have a wealth of examples to inform and inspire your future designs.

CLASS 7

proposals and budgeting

A financial walk through from consultation to the final invoice.

After this class, you’ll learn how to charge what your worth and set profit margin goals.

CLASS 8

software, hardware and internal systems

Get a look into what programs, tools and systems Matt's team uses for running smooth daily operations.

After this class, you'll have clarity on what tools to invest in and be prepared to grow your business! 

The mentorship also includes...

4 months of support from Matt 

Troubleshoot, get feedback, and integrate what you're learning with Matt. 
$2,000 value

Foodscaper Business Starter Pack

 
Includes email scripts, contracts and customizable budgeting template 
$200 value

Unlocking IBC Totes for Rainwater Catchment 

 
A printable field guide for installing IBC totes.
$150 value

Foodscape Design Using Google Slides Course

Skip the fancy design software! Learn to use FREE Google Slides software to create impressive professional designs for clients. Includes customizable design template.
$150 value

That's a $2,500 value!

Build your business in community

(that's more fun, right?)

 

 

The Foodscaper Mentorship Course

        Go from hobbyist gardener to full-time professional.

  The Recorded Mentorship course ($800)

This program offers recorded lessons as well as consistent chat access to Matt to get feedback and questions answered. 

We offer three live Zoom calls (7pm CST on June 5, July 31, September 11)


Using Slack

Members of both the Live and Recorded Mentorship have access to a shared Slack channel in which they can send text or voice recorded messages, videos and photos to Matt as well as to other students in the mentorship. This is an "on demand" opportunity to chat with Matt during business hours during the mentorship (June 5 - September 11). It's also a great space to hear from other students, talk shop, ask questions and build a community of professional peers. 

THE RECORDED MENTORSHIP

$800

PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE

  • 10 + recorded video lessons available to watch starting June 5
  • 3 live Zoom calls
  • 4 months of access¬†to Matt via¬†Slack to answer personalized questions + space to chat with¬†cohort peers
  • Homework assignments to grow your business
  • Journey¬†with a supportive network of peers during and after the course
  • Lifetime access to lesson recordings
  • Free access to four high-value products from The Foodscaper
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