Frequently asked questions

Learn the basics about greenhouse plans and growing in Bend, Oregon

Who is Shakti Farm Design? 

Introducing Shakti Farm Design: Pioneering Sustainable Greenhouses in Central Oregon

At the heart of Central Oregon’s sustainable agriculture revolution lies Shakti Farm Design – your ultimate destination for crafting the perfect sustainable greenhouse. As a beacon of innovation in the High Desert, our cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology are setting new benchmarks in the realm of sustainable food growth.

Why are we leading the pack?

  • One-Stop Solution: From ideation to realization, we’ve got you covered. Our comprehensive services ensure that every aspect of your greenhouse journey is meticulously catered to.
  • Tailored for the High Desert: Our methods are specifically designed to harness the unique climatic conditions of the High Desert, ensuring optimal growth and sustainability.
  • Pioneering Spirit: In Central Oregon, we’re not just participants; we’re trailblazers. Our passion for sustainable agriculture drives us to continuously innovate and set new standards.
  • Unwavering Dedication: At Shakti Farm Design, quality isn’t just a benchmark; it’s a promise. Every project we undertake is a testament to our commitment to delivering nothing but the best.
  • Excellence in Vegetable Growth: In the vast domain of agriculture, our niche is clear – to be the paramount force in the vegetable growing sector. Our expertise ensures that your crops not only grow but thrive.

In essence, Shakti Farm Design isn’t just a name; it’s a legacy. A legacy of quality, innovation, and unparalleled expertise. Join us in our mission to revolutionize sustainable greenhouse farming in Central Oregon and beyond. Welcome to the future of agriculture. Welcome to Shakti Farm Design. 

Curious about our recent projects? Here’s a greenhouse we built recently for a local Sunriver school! You can view other recent work here.

Why choose Shakti Farm Design?

 Shakti Farm Design is Your Ultimate Greenhouse Partner

  • Unwavering Commitment to Quality: At Shakti Farm Design, our dedication isn’t just about delivering products; it’s about crafting an unparalleled experience. We prioritize superior quality in every facet of our service.
  • Building Relationships: To us, you’re not just a client; you’re part of the Shakti Farm Design family. We’re with you at every step, ensuring your journey is seamless, from inception to fruition.
  • Holistic Approach to Food Quality: Our comprehensive approach ensures that the food you share with your loved ones is pure, nourishing, and grown with utmost care. We dive deep into every aspect of our process, ensuring nothing but the best reaches your table.
  • Consistent Support: Sustainability is a journey, and we’re your constant companions on this path. Our commitment extends beyond just products; we’re here to guide, support, and nurture your sustainable aspirations.
  • Simplifying Complexity: If we can’t explain our process to a six-year-old, we believe we’re missing the mark. We take pride in demystifying the complexities of sustainable growing. Our explanations are clear, concise, and designed to empower you.
  • Empowering Our Clients: Our ultimate vision is to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to sustainably grow on your own. Your independence and success in this venture signify our mission’s fulfillment.

In essence, choosing Shakti Farm Design isn’t just about building a greenhouse; it’s about embracing a lifestyle. A lifestyle of quality, sustainability, and shared growth. With us, your dream of a sustainable future isn’t just a possibility; it’s a guarantee. Join us and turn your sustainable aspirations into a blooming reality.

What do we do for our clients? 

Shakti Farm Design: Crafting Seamless Greenhouse Experiences

End-to-End Greenhouse Creation: Our expertise lies in transforming spaces into fully functional greenhouses tailored to your requirements. From the initial structure to the finishing touches, we handle it all.

Advanced Permaculture Design: Beyond just building, we ensure your greenhouse is equipped with a meticulously crafted permaculture-designed growing medium, optimizing plant growth and health.

Automated Watering System: Forget the daily chore of watering your plants. Our advanced automated watering system ensures your plants get the right amount of hydration at the right time, completely hassle-free.

Intelligent Climate Control: Our greenhouses are integrated with electric and exhaust fans coupled with thermostats. This ensures that when temperatures rise, the cooling systems automatically activate, maintaining an optimal environment for your plants.

Soil Health Mastery: At the heart of a thriving greenhouse is healthy soil. Our team introduces a rich blend of beneficial bacteria, fungi, and microbes to create a robust soil ecosystem. This not only boosts plant growth but ensures long-term soil vitality.

Grower’s Handbook: To further support your greenhouse journey, we provide a comprehensive grower’s handbook. This guide offers a year-long plan detailing soil health, maintenance strategies, and best practices, ensuring you’re well-equipped for every season.

From Garden to Table: The ultimate reward? Watching the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labor thrive. With our expertise, you’ll experience the joy of year-round produce, fresh from your garden, ready to grace your table.

Shakti Farm Design is more than just a greenhouse provider. We’re your partners in creating sustainable, efficient, and joyful food-growing experiences. With us, you don’t just get a greenhouse; you embark on a fulfilling journey of self-sustained living.

What is a Grower’s Handbook?

Unveiling the Grower’s Handbook: Your Ultimate Greenhouse Guide

The Grower’s Handbook is your comprehensive guide to navigating the intricacies of greenhouse management. Crafted with precision, it encapsulates the essence of sustainable and efficient food growing, ensuring you’re well-prepared for every season and scenario.

What’s Inside the Grower’s Handbook?

  • Holistic Greenhouse Care: Dive deep into understanding your greenhouse as an interconnected ecosystem. Learn the nuances of maintaining balance and harmony within this system for optimal growth.
  • Year-Round Food Growing Schedule: Never miss a sowing season with our detailed calendar. It provides insights into what to plant when, ensuring a continuous supply of fresh produce throughout the year.
  • Operational Excellence: Navigate the daily, monthly, and seasonal operations of your greenhouse effortlessly. From ventilation to hydration, our manual provides step-by-step guidance on every operational aspect.
  • Pest Control Techniques: Battle pests the natural way. Our handbook offers organic and sustainable methods to manage and mitigate common pests, ensuring your plants remain healthy and thriving.
  • Soil Health Management: Soil is the foundation of any garden. Delve into strategies to maintain its health, vitality, and nutrient content, ensuring your plants have the best environment to grow.
  • Best Practices: Benefit from our years of expertise. We’ve distilled our learnings into actionable best practices that can enhance your greenhouse experience.
  • Client Empowerment: While our handbook is a treasure trove of information, we believe in the power of personal research. We encourage every grower to delve deeper, explore further, and tailor their greenhouse journey to their unique aspirations and goals.

The Grower’s Handbook isn’t just a manual; it’s a mentor. It’s designed to guide, educate, and inspire you on your journey to greenhouse mastery. With it by your side, you’re equipped to transform your greenhouse dreams into a flourishing reality.

Why are these products expensive? 

Understanding the Value: Why Our Products Stand Apart

When it comes to sustainable greenhouses and zen gardens, the price tag is often a reflection of the value, effort, and quality embedded in every product. Here’s why our offerings are a cut above the rest:

  • Unwavering Quality Commitment: At the heart of our operations is a steadfast commitment to quality. Every element, from the materials we use to the techniques we employ, is chosen for its superiority and endurance.
  • Precision in Execution: Our methods are not just standard; they are exemplary. Every step in our process, be it for a greenhouse or a zen garden, is executed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring longevity and optimal performance.
  • No Shortcuts, Only Long-term Vision: While it’s tempting to cut corners for immediate results, our ethos is built on the principle of long-term benefits. We invest time, resources, and expertise now, knowing the dividends it will pay in the future, both for our clients and the environment.
  • An Investment in Health & Environment: With our products, you aren’t just buying a structure; you’re investing in a healthier lifestyle and a sustainable future. The organic produce from our greenhouses or the tranquility from our zen gardens contribute directly to your well-being.
  • Value Addition to Your Property: Beyond the immediate benefits, our greenhouses and gardens enhance the aesthetic and functional value of your property. Whether you’re looking to enjoy it now or considering future resale, these additions are proven assets that increase property worth.
  • Legacy of Heirloom Gardens: Our zen fruit tree gardens are not just any gardens; they are heirloom gardens, preserving the richness and authenticity of traditional produce, offering not just taste but a connection to heritage.

Our products are priced not just for what they are, but for what they represent: a commitment to excellence, sustainability, and a healthier future. With Shakti Farm Design, you aren’t just purchasing a product; you’re making a statement, a commitment to a better tomorrow.

When do we get started with our project? 

Kickstarting Your Greenhouse Dream: Here’s How We Begin

Excited to embark on this sustainable journey with us? Here’s a concise breakdown of how we roll out your project:

  • Site Visit: Our team conducts a comprehensive site assessment to understand the nuances of your space, ensuring that our designs align seamlessly with your environment.
  • Engaging Conversations: We believe in co-creation. Post the site visit, we engage in a detailed conversation with you, understanding your vision, preferences, and any specific requirements.
  • Contract Formalities: Once everything is in place and you’re ready to move forward, we formalize our partnership through a contract. This ensures clarity, transparency, and commitment from both sides.
  • Initiating the Process: Upon receiving the initial payment, our backend operations swing into action. From booking construction dates to liaising with our trusted suppliers, we set everything in motion.
  • Setting the Date: We understand the excitement of starting a new project. Once all preliminary steps are covered, we confirm a start date. Rest assured, we aim to kick off your project at the earliest, ensuring timely completion.
  • Stay in the Loop: Throughout the process, you’re never left in the dark. Regular updates, progress reports, and open channels of communication ensure you’re always in the know.

Your dream greenhouse or zen garden is just a few steps away. With our dedicated team and your vision, together we’ll create something truly magical! Ready to get started?

are there any financing option? 

Financing Your Greenhouse Dream: Partnering with Trusted Credit Unions

Absolutely, financing your dream greenhouse shouldn’t be a hurdle! We’ve taken steps to ensure you have viable options to turn your vision into reality:

  • Collaborative Financing: We’ve partnered with reputable institutions to aid your journey. Both First Community Credit Union and OnPoint Community Credit Union have come on board to offer special loans for greenhouses constructed by us.
  • Ease of Access: Interested in understanding the specifics? You can find comprehensive details about these financing options on our website. Dive deep into terms, conditions, and the benefits they offer.
  • Personalized Assistance: If you prefer a more personal touch, we recommend reaching out to the branch managers of these credit unions. They are well-informed about our collaboration and can guide you through the loan process seamlessly.
  • For First Community Credit Union Contact:
  • Matt Nicassio
    VP/Branch Manager
    62080 Dean Swift Rd, Suite 180 | Bend, OR 97701
    541.382.7280 | 888.396.2145 ext. 4101
    Email:  Matt@support.myfirstccu.org
  • For OnPoint Community Credit:
  • Bonnie Pearce (she/her)
    Branch Manager | OnPoint Community Credit Union
    950 NW Bond St. | Bend, OR | 97703
    P: 541.749.2246| F: 541.749.1792 | 800.527.3932 ext. 5446
    Email: Bonnie.Pearce@onpointcu.com
  • Stay Informed: As always, our team is here to help. Should you have any questions or need further clarity about financing, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re committed to ensuring your greenhouse journey is smooth from start to finish.
  • With these financing options at your fingertips, crafting your sustainable sanctuary just became even more accessible. Let’s work together to bring your greenhouse dream to life!