Farmer D Consulting

Growing Community through Agriculture

Farmer D Consulting is a social enterprise of Leichtag Foundation committed to the pursuit of more sustainable, just and vibrant food systems. We believe farming, gardening and good food can transform lives and communities by providing solutions to many of the most pressing issues facing humanity.

Daron Joffe, “Farmer D” planted the seeds of Farmer D Consulting in 2001, collaborating on a wide range of public and private farm development projects ranging from residential “agrihood” communities like Serenbe to non-profit community farms like Coastal Roots Farm. In 2014, he joined the Leichtag Foundation as the Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development in Encinitas, CA. This role is part of a broader visionary master plan for the 67.5 acre Leichtag campus that emerged from Leichtag’s prior work with Farmer D Consulting.

Farmer D Consulting provides professional farm planning, design, business planning, implementation and management services for a wide range of community farm and garden projects.


The Farm at Natirar Encinitas, CA



  • Site Assessment and Visioning
  • Program and Design
  • Business Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Education and Events
  • Implementation
  • Management

Pleasant View Farm Middleton, WI


  • Master Planned Communities
  • Educational Institutions
  • Faith Based Institutions
  • Senior and Active Adult Communities
  • Spas, Resorts and Retreat Centers
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
  • Estate and Homestead Properties
  • Corporate Campuses
  • Agricultural Districts
  • Urban and Civic Agriculture

Honeywood Farm Barnesville, GA


  • Real Estate Developers
  • Design and Architecture Firms
  • Non-Profits
  • Foundations
  • Cities and Counties
  • School Districts
  • Private Landowners
  • Businesses