We are not taking on new clients at this time.
We are working on changing and updating how we perform services and what they are. We are currently not taking on any new design or service clients. Check back to see when we open our books.
Seed Grown, Wild-Type Native Plants
The Well Fed Caterpillar is working to increase bio-diversity in and around Champaign Urbana, and our passion is making lesser-known species available to the public. Check our Available Plants to see what we've currently got growing. If there's something you'd like that we don't have, we can help you find it.
Garden and Landscape Design and Management Plans
We can create anything from a list of recommended species to a full property design and maintenance plan.
Consultation, installation, and sourcing
We offer several hourly labor and consultation services.
**We do not offer manual labor or tasks requiring machinery.**
Consultation and brainstorming sessions
Design installation - plant installation only
Plant acquisition (let us find it for you!)
Small tree and shrub planting
Animal habitat consultation*
*One of our favorite design specialties is creating animal habitat for both domestic and wild animals. Whether you are looking to create a fun backyard space for a dog, hoping to increase the health of your pastures for livestock, or are wanting to attract more wildlife, we would love to help you!
Soil testing and soil health consultation
One of the most important first steps in design is doing a soil test. Currently, we use Midwest Laboratories' soil health complete test. These tests tell us how many and what kind of nutrients and minerals are available to the plants growing there. The foundation of a healthy space is your soil, and soil tests tell us whether or not you need supplemental nutrients before planting. We will take the samples, ship them off to the lab, interpret them, and give you my recommendations.
After taking soil tests, we will consult with you on the next steps you can take to improve your soils. This may consist of using cover crops, strategic mowing and/or burning, nutrient application, among other strategies.