Edible Landscapes designs healthy, sustainable, edible landscapes and organic food forests that empower food security and emergency preparedness while supporting healthier families, communities and ecosystems. We are on a mission!
A GROWING MOVEMENT Edible landscaping, also known as foodscaping, exists where landscaping and the local food movement come together. There are many reasons people want to grow their own food:
Health & Wellness
Beyond Beauty & Production Landscaping can be more than ornamental, and agriculture can be beyond productive. What if your landscape was transformational? Beyond sustainable? Restorative and regenerative? By following ecological design principles and practices, your landscape could provide:
The Freshest Food Possible
A Living Legacy
Design a Delicious Destiny Our decisions determine our destiny and when it comes to choices, nothing is more foundational to our future than how we work with our land. By partnering with Nature, it is possible to design a beautiful future for us all. A future where our everyday surroundings became delicious destinations. With richer soil, tastier food, increased resilience and bio-diversity, and enhanced nutrition, we can take your land into a sustainable future that makes uncommon sense. A destination that can nourish the body, feed the soul, and regenerate the land.
"Our future depends on our relationship with earth.
" - Garnet McPherson
Our Vision Our vision is to contribute to the evolution of sustainable food systems and food culture around the world. An inspired future where local healthy food is available to everyone. A beautiful and sustainable future bursting with super-foods, right outside our doors, where our landscapes, people and communities are regenerated, revitalized and re-energized with every healthy home-cooked meal.
Our Mission We work with purpose, sharing our leading edge eco landscape design process with individuals, organizations and communities around the world to empower the intelligent, sustainable and productive land use that works with nature to feed people and preserve ecosystems. We use proven techniques and technology that support healthy food security while regenerating and ensuring rich and productive soil that can support true food security into the future.
Garnet McPherson - Eco-Social Designer
Our Team The well known Eco-Village designer Garnet McPherson coordinates our team of passionate eco landscape professionals that are working on projects across this country and beyond. We help home-owners, farms, businesses, and communities to design, develop edible landscapes that nourish the body while regenerating and renewing the land. We help our clients to grow beautiful, functional foodscapes that naturally catch and store water, enhance soil fertility, manage pests naturally, and provide an organic, low-maintenance, year round harvest.
Our Edible Landscape Design Services You can have our team design and develop your edible landscape for you. Our projects range in size, scale and scope from personal projects to community wide projects. We work on large and small projects with the same level of professional attention to the clients goals. Whether it's...
a home landscape
a hobby farm
an agricultural enterprise
a local business site
a community garden
a municipal parkland
an entire eco community design
We work with clients to design, install, and maintain extraordinary edible landscapes that make a real difference now and into the future. They come to us for our expertise and experience that informs our design process and empowers both short and long term solutions that have tangible impacts that make a difference. Our work is more than just a job to us. Each project is a partnership with our clients and the land, working together towards a vision of a beautiful future. A future that benefits us all, from the tiniest soil microorganisms, to the largest ecosystems.
Our Process Our work is our passion, our labor of love, our living legacy, and we are honored to co-create it with our clients. So we work with our clients to design, grow and maintain edible ecosystems that nourish the body, feed the soul, and regenerate the land.
For any project to be fruitful, shared vision and values, along with clear communication is essential. We want our work to make a real difference, so a great fit is very important to us, and we know it is for you too. From the first phone consultation to site assessment , the design process, to planning the installation and maintenance of your landscape our team works closely with you to achieve your goals and objectives.
If that sounds like a good fit for you, just reach out to us to explore the possibilities. We’d love to hear about your vision and how we can help.
Consultation & Coaching Growing food can be easy, with a little bit of help of course! We are here to help you flatten the learning curve, so that that you, your family, and your land are healthy and productive for years to come. From site assessment and planning to design and installation our team brings decades of combined experience and education in regenerative design, organic horticulture, landscaping and stonework, tree care, organic market gardening, farming, restoration ecology, water management, and urban development.
If you want to do-it-yourself with professional guidance, you’ve come to the right place. We offer a variety of consultation and coaching services for bold beginners, as well as experienced growers. These services include:
Remote Consultation (Phone & Online Video)
Ongoing Coaching (Onsite or Online)
Design Your Delicious Future with Professional Guidance: Whether we’re visiting you on a balcony, rooftop, backyard or broad-acre, we can cover a lot of ground on a single site visit, and we always provide plenty of takeaways. Together we’ll walk your land, address your challenges, highlight opportunities, and leave you with clear steps towards a delicious destination: your future.
Site-Specific Challenges = Edible Opportunities: Our specialty is listening to the land and providing you with multi-functional edible plants that transform landscape challenges into dinner.
Share Costs: -> Invite Your Neighbors, Friends & Family - may our circles and gardens grow!
Remote Consultation Working Together From A Distance: There are lots of reasons to work together remotely, whether to reduce travel time, work within a tight budget, or maintain social distancing for health reasons. Through digital technology, we are able to help your project come to fruition despite the space between us. Remote Site Assessment: Working with video conferencing, we can record a “virtual walk-through” of your property, and help you gather necessary information for moving forward with your project. Depending on your site and project goals, we can use the information gathered during these Remote Consultations to create a Concept Plan or Design, and help you manage the installation from a distance. Includes: Remote Consultation + Followup Resources
DIY with Ongoing Support: Many of our clients want to do the work themselves, and benefit from the accountability and support that comes with regular coaching sessions.
Onsite or Remote: Coaching can take place with onsite visits, as well as remotely, depending on your needs.
Customized Programs: Working within your needs and budget, we can create an ongoing coaching relationship to ensure your project is a success. Weekly, monthly, or seasonal coaching packages are available.
Includes: Initial Consultation + Regular Coaching Sessions (Onsite or Online)
Edible Landscape Hands On Training We also help people learn about edible landscape design and offer local and online workshops, seminars, courses and coaching on various aspects of edible landscape design and development. Whether for a household or a whole community, Food Forest gardening can provide food, fiber, fuel and medicine with lower maintenance and cost over time. Our educational programs focus on the art, science, techniques and technologies used in the design and development food forests and edible landscapes. Our instructors are leaders in the fields of permaculture, organic gardening, food forestry, urban homesteading and sustainability. Our students can save years of trial and error by learning from our experienced experts.
Our programs cover a wide range of subjects. You can learn about the permaculture food forest concept and how it can be applied to create an intentional food forest in your bioregion. A well designed food forest can offer yields and ecological services throughout the year to meet your needs and steward your local environment.
Garnet McPherson - Site Planning Workshop
Our courses provide the information and guidance to help you succeed with your edible landscape project. Here is some of the content covered by our Workshops:
When to use an Aerial Survey on a project and how it informs the design process.
Site Analysis from soil and typography to drainage, water management and solar exposures.
Climatic considerations that effect your location
Historical plants, and cultivation strategies for your bioregion.
plant relationships that can contribute to high diversity and resilience in your food forest.
Make strategic decisions about which species to include in your design
Consideration of yields and maintenance needs throughout the year.
Our Online Courses Both our onsite and online courses and workshops start by providing an overview of the edible landscape and food forest concepts around the world. Then each of our workshop dives into specific techniques and technology for successful edible landscape design and development in your region.
Our programs look at best practices that consider soil structure, typography, water, drainage, climate, goal development as well as the botanical structure of food forests. We explore the roles that plants play in an ecological system. You will learn how to identify niches to determine what plants could be best for your location and how to steward the soil in your climate zone for the cultivation of perennial food systems. We guide you in creating guilds or beneficial relationships between your plants in your food forest. Ecological functions explores unique ways that plants benefit environments.and how to build relationships that considering wildlife and pollinators in your food forest and we include information on a permaculture approach for discouraging pests and diseases. We guide you on the management needs and potential yields from your food forest. We will look at how food forests change throughout the year. We explore useful plants to help you find species that suit your unique needs and climate.Our
Our programs are currently scheduled based on demand so if you would like to participate in either our onsite or online educational programs reach out to us and let us know what your learning goals are and we will put you on our waiting list and keep you updated on our upcoming courses and workshops.
Earth Care Our Earth Care Program for your land is a turnkey service that goes beyond organic, employing regenerative agriculture and permaculture design systems to ensure ecological restoration and enhanced food security and biodiversity on your land.
Its an intelligent and comprehensive ecological system designed to optimize your landscape and your lifestyle.
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We’d love to hear about your vision and needs, and how we might be able to help. We like to get started with an initial 20 Minute Phone Consultation, to get to know each other, answer your questions, and get your project headed in the right direction. We look forward to connecting!
Changing our future from the ground up with thanks to...
Our Team of permaculture designers, educators coaches and mentors and our landscaping crews are dedicated to positive Eco social initiatives that supports sustainable lifestyles, multi-cultural heritage, regenerative food systems and our natural Eco-systems.
Our Respect: We gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that Edible Landscape operations take place on unseeded First Nations territories. We acknowledge and are saddened by the on-going impact of colonization.
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