consulting services

Kathryn Gardow is owner and founder of Gardow Consulting , LLC, a firm committed to its work because land, food, & people matter.

Since 2011, Gardow Consulting, LLC delivers results-oriented opportunities and solutions to its business and land use clients.  The firm is devoted to assisting clients through creative innovation and growth opportunities. 

Whether determining development potential on a piece of ground, analyzing business opportunities through financial analysis or innovation, or bringing stakeholders together around a common vision, Kathryn researches, listens, formulates, and articulates options to identify and reach a client’s goals.

Project Case Studies

Port Gamble


Researched and evaluated opportunities to redevelop an agricultural residential master planned community at Port Gamble, Washington for Olympic Property Group (now Rayonier, Inc.).

Washington Farmland Trust

formerly PCC Farmland Trust

Agricultural Business, Asset Evaluation, Financial Analysis, Human Resources

Conserves and stewards threatened family farmland in Washington State to ensure local food and fiber production. Kathryn served as its Executive Director, during a momentous four-year growth period.

Western Washington Farm Consult

Agricultural Business, Asset Evaluation, Financial Analysis, Human Resources

With utmost confidentiality and privacy, consulted with a farm family to assist with business recommendations for farm operation.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Due Diligence, Mentoring, Competition Judge

Strategic Advisor and Fund Investor for entrepreneurial ventures dedicated to “making the world a better place” in the environmental, agricultural, energy, waste, and water sectors.

Washington Veterans Affairs—Soldiers’ Home, Orting, WA

Agricultural & Energy Saving Opportunities, Strategic Visioning, Land Use Analysis

Developed a Road Map to the Future in agriculture, energy, land use opportunities for the more than 100-year-old veteran’s skilled nursing facility. Kathryn with Lucy Sloman from CityWorks, developed a Road Map to help staff take the next step to build a community where veterans live in a home where energy and resource management is sustainable, the food grown on-site is served to the veteran community, and the veterans are growing some of their own food.

Rooted Northwest

Agricultural Residential Neighborhood

Assisted passionate landowners with their vision to build a co-housing agricultural residential neighborhood, also known as an agri-hood. Built relationships with non-profit advocates.

Pierre Properties, LLC

Acquire Demolition Permit, Project Management

Prepared and acquired Seattle Demolition Permit to remove two buildings in Lake City. Gardow Consulting, LLC performed all aspects of permit acquisition and follow through to demolition completion.