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Garden Design for Properties:

A Regenerative Organic approach embraces Permaculture principles for landscape/garden maintenance and design, helping homeowners and businesses with:
- Choice of native trees, shrubs, perennials to enjoy year round, good for pollinators, soil building, and adding to the property value
- Planning (concept to implementation) to maximize ecological intergrity, outdoor usage and ascetic appeal, including growing plants for delicous food
- Steps to implement a garden design yourself or have it done for you, including grass lawn alternatives
- How to rejuvenate an existing garden or maintain a healthy garden - it all starts with a living soil.

For more info: call 647-505-0892 or email.

Here's a sampling of clients, many of which are repeat and longterm:

  • Urban Roof Top Agriculture - advisor for soil health
  • Private land owners - concept plans for ecological land development
  • Toronto City Parks - soil health and organic land care maintenance
  • Toronto Parks - Corktown Common Park - Organic Land Care, training, maintenance and implementation
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Organic Land Care advisor for turf management and tree care
  • CTV - CJOH Ottawa News with Leanne Cusak, touring an Oasis creation
  • Parks Canada - waterfront project for native arboretum, installation and maintenance
  • Municipality of Prescott
  • South Grenville Firefighters Headquarters
  • Riverside Pontiac Buick GMC
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Numerous private home owners references available
  • Parks Canada - Prescott Heritage River Trail
  • Testimonials, from Wendy W., "Finally, it's 10pm and I am able to get back to you. Would you believe the last of my neighbours, family, friends, etc. have finally left? I've been outside all evening. The garden is absolutely beautiful and created quite a stir. I must tell you that when I got home and stepped into my backyard, it's beauty brought tears to my eyes. It definitely speaks of your wonderful spirit.Thank you, Astrid. I LOVE it."
  • from Lauryn M., We love the front garden. We just want to sit in it. Neighbours dropped by last night to look and strangers asked if they could just walk up the path and look. My friend, Ingrid, has seen our front yard hundreds of times. She kept asking about plants that had always been there but had not noticed them before. Your garden makes everything else look better. It is amazing!
  • Peck's Marina, 1000 Islands
  • City of Toronto, Corktown Common Park - Pan Am Games 2015 Athletes Village


Seminars/Conferences/Lunch and Learn/Classes

  • Ecological gardening practices and preserving biodiversity through indigenous species
  • Native plant identification
  • Composting and eco-mulches
  • Naturalistic landscaping with drought tolerant/ low maintenance plants, native plants
  • Turf-free lawns
  • Organic Horticulture
  • Organic Vegetable Gardening
  • From a Gourmet Garden - must-have herbs & edible flowers
  • Best pruning techniques
  • Heritage varieties, saving seeds
  • Testimonials, "On behalf of the Oakville Horticultural Society, we wish to thank you so very much for your informative and entertaining talk at our April meeting. Our membership enjoyed learning from you about culinary herbs. We are happy to tell you that we received very positive feed-back! Thank you once again for such a delightful and enjoyable presentation." Sincerely yours, Margaret Larson and Helen Thomson

For more info: call 647-505-0892 or email.
To join scheduled classes, see schedule.

Here's a sampling of clients: