Who We Are
We are a passionate team of professionals and lovers of local food based in Victoria, BC (Canada). It is our great honour to serve our clients, helping them grow beautiful, low-maintenance, edible ecosystems.
We were founded in 2013 by Joshua Wagler, Nicholas Poeta, and Marc DeMontigny. Today we leverage our founders 30+ years of combined experience in design, landscaping, irrigation, and construction to serve the unique needs of our clients and their landscape. Click Here for more info about Our Founders. If you are curious about joining Our Team, yes, We Are Hiring!
To create a beautiful future bursting with superfoods, and leave a living legacy of edible excellence.
Using our time-tested and deeply personal design process, we work closely with our clients to grow and maintain edible ecosystems that nourish the body, feed the soul, and regenerate the land.
We are all called to growing food for different reasons. For us, it was health & wellness, self-reliance, food security, family roots, and visions of off-grid homesteading. When we got started, we didn’t plan on starting a business. We just wanted to grow the healthiest food possible for ourselves and our loved ones. To be valuable to our community, and prepared for the future in an era of unprecedented change and uncertainty. In our quest to prepare for the future, we became fascinated by all that has stood the test of time.
We studied the mysteries and mathematics of ancient sacred sites, the globalization and sustainability of cities, edible forest gardens planted thousands of years ago, and the timeless patterns of nature that have guided them all. As we peered deep into the past, we also witnessed a modern renaissance in urban farming, permaculture design, and regenerative agriculture. People were overcoming enormous challenges and growing food in the unlikeliest of places, with incredible creativity and ingenuity. All around the world, communities and landscapes were being transformed through local food revolutions. We learned that nothing brings people together like food, and together, people could create a beautiful future.
Inspired by these ancient masterpieces and the modern local food movement, we knew we were being called to something larger than ourselves. In 2013, Our Founders combined nearly 20 years of individual study and experience, and formed Edible Landscapes Design Ltd, to help co-create the future we knew in our hearts was possible: a beautiful future bursting with superfoods.
When we got started, we knew people would need successful examples of edible landscaping before they would get started at home. We began by installing edible landscapes in public places in Victoria, BC. We partnered with the Growing Young Farmers Society, a local charity that teaches students how to grow organic food in schools. It was a great honour to help develop their curriculum, and together we successfully designed and installed dozens of school gardens, including a teaching garden at the BC Government House, where we continue to lead tours during their annual Earth Day celebrations.
Our plan to get the word out worked. One year after officially forming our business, we were awarded the “Regeneration Award” at the 2014 Vancouver Island New Economy Awards. Since then, we have had the great privilege of teaching and working with over 1000 individuals, as well as partnering and working with organizations that truly inspire us. We have worked with young families, community centres, groceries stores, commercial developers, retired couples, urban professionals, a farm-to-table restaurant, land-owner collectives, farmers, garden clubs, a local radio station, plant nurseries, schools, community groups, a green burial business, and several other award winning green businesses. Today we continue to offer Our Services throughout the Greater Victoria Area, Southern Vancouver Island, and beyond.
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