Post COVID Lockdown: Two Hour Garden Consult Booking Request


Duncan Cocking Leaf Root Fruit Edible Garden Specilaist Hawthorn Melbourne Urban Farmer

Although it has provided many challenges, the current pandemic has created an awareness and enthusiasm for local food production that has filtered right through the community. It has led to an avalanche of new followers and huge interest in our business. We are excited about the prospects for households fuelled with tasty, home grown food as a future standard that we can all create together. As a result,

Due to the recent lockdown we had to suspend our garden consultation services. Once restrictions were eased, the business needed time to focus on implementing and establishing some foodscapes for our clients before the onset of summer

The good news is that we are now able to turn our attention to other areas of the business, including running workshops and garden consultations.

We have been fielding a lot of enquiries regarding our services and operations. In particularly high demand are our garden consultation services. Our online booking system is not designed to process large numbers of bookings occurring at the same time. So we thought it best to play it safe and utilize a slightly different approach to handle the initial booking requests.

If you would like to arrange a Garden Consultation with Duncan for as soon as possible then please fill in the form below with your details before 11:59PM on Sunday December 6th.

Garden Landscaping Melbourne Kyneton Victoria

Which areas do we visit?

Duncan divides his time between Melbourne and Kyneton. He limits his consults to the following Local Shire Councils:

Banyule

Bayside

Boorondara

Brimbank

Darebin

Glen Eira

Hepburn

Hobsons Bay

Hume

Knox

Macedon Ranges

Manningham

Maribyrnong

Maroondah

Melbourne

Monash

Moonee Valley

Moreland

Mount Alexander

Port Phillip

Stonnington

Whitehorse

Yarra (but NOT Yarra Ranges)

What Happens Next?

We don’t know how many requests we will receive, but based on the enquiries we’ve been fielding, it could be “a lot”.

On Monday we will collate all of the requests received and group them by location. This enables us to reduce travel time between consults so we can squeeze in as many consults as soon as we can.

Once collated and a schedule is drafted we will email you with:

  • Your proposed appointment date
  • A request for payment

You will have 24 hours to accept the booking and make payment. Otherwise, your time slot may be offered to someone else.

Please note, depending on the number of requests that we receive, we may not get back to you on Monday 7th December. Regardless of where we are at, we will update all those who have filled out the form by COB Friday 11th December – but will aim to do sooner than that!

What if I am unavaiable for the date I have been allocated?

Please respond to the email we send you ASAP and we will try and accommodate your needs as best as we can.

When will the standard booking form become available?

As soon as the initial rush for bookings is over we will resume taking bookings through the standard booking form. There may be a delay of a few days between this system closing and the standard booking form opening again.