A LABOUR OF LOVE
If you're interested in learning about Our Mission and Our Story, check out our About Us page. For a comprehensive look at our Past Partners & Collaborators, as well as Testimonials check out Our Clients page.
Otherwise, enjoy this sampling of our labour of love. Our clients include an array of residential, commercial farm-scale clients.
Some of these past partners and clients include the BC Government House, Urban Ground Market in Lakeside Village, Ocean 98.5, Sidney Elementary School, Greenglade Community Centre, Panorama Recreation Centre, Oaklands Community Centre, Fernwood NRG, Southern Vancouver Island Permablitz Network, Growing Young Farmers Society, Voluspa Botanicals, Inspire Hair Design, and Western Interior Design Group.
A Sample of Our Projects
Each of our landscape designs is preceded by a rigorous diagnosis process, where we get to know our clients on a very deep level, so that we are best able to serve their unique desires, needs, and lifestyle. The questions we ask our clients during the design process are often surprising, but this attention to detail allows us to create something truly special for each client, and ensures they will enjoy their landscape and the fruits of their labour for many years to come. Have a look through some of our past designs or keep scrolling to see our portfolio of installed designs.
Labyrinth Food Forest Landscaping
Design by Nick Poeta & Joshua Wagler of the Edible Landscapes Design Team. Victoria, BC, North Saanich.
Food Box Food Forest Design
Landscaping Box Program using perennial edibles in edible landscaping. Design by Nick Poeta & Joshua Wagler, Edible Landscape Designers at Edible Landscapes Design. Victoria, BC, CRD.
Backyard Food Forest Design
This design was began with a vision of DNA's double helix, spiralling outwards from the home. It includes an impressive variety of edible species, medicinal mandala, pergolas, gazebo, and self-watering raised beds. This landscape will be a edible sanctuary for many years to come, providing more and more food each year. Designed by Joshua Wagler and Nick Poeta, Edible Landscape Designers in Victoria, BC.
Labyrinthine Food Forest
In this landscape design, Art and Food merge to create a modern day sacred site full of superfoods. This Food Forest is designed to nourish the body and center the mind. Edible landscaping can be beautiful! Maintenance and harvest plans have been provided, for maximum ease and relaxation. Nearly one mile of walking paths meander through over 100 edible and medicinal plants, nourishing the entire surrounding ecosystem with healthiest and most delicious soul food available in our climate. This site will produce many thousands of pounds of fruits, nuts, and berries throughout its lifetime, leaving a beautiful legacy of local food for generations to come.
Labyrinthine Food Forest Design
Initial landscape design, which was revised "on-the-ground" to meet clients evolving desires and maintenance capacity. By adding stones, and condensing the garden beds along the x and y axes, the garden is much more compact and manageable. The stones add thermal mass and a dramatic, timeless effect.
Labyrinth from the West Entrance
Local food paradise near Victoria, BC, CRD. Landscape Designers of Victoria.
Edible Rain Garden
This client was having issues with flooding in her front yard during large storms and wanted to grow edible perennials. The diagnosis process led us to the design and installation of an edible Rain garden. Solving the problem of flooding, and also sending much of the water collected from her roof into the rain garden all while being planted out as a beautiful edible landscape. This garden is a showcase of the beautiful, edible landscape, indistinguishable from an ornamental landscape complete with edible flowers, showy foliage, and seasonal visual changes. After a couple of years this garden will fill out and look much more mature. Our landscape designers love to make beautiful and functional artistic gardens.
"I wanted to do something about the grass, and I also wanted to do something about the rain problem flooding my basement. The idea of having plants that I can eat as a bonus, or attract insects like bees was perfect... I’m very relaxed now if I see a lot of rain, I don’t worry my basement is gonna flood. Before I would ask if I needed to build an ark!" - Janice Kataoka, SPCA
Pollinators in the Edible Landscape
Landscape Designers Create a Beautiful Edible Raingarden in Victoria, BC. CRD.
River Rock Rain Garden
The clients goal here was to have a landscape makeover. To have a beautiful landscape to entertain and relax and to grow food in that landscape all while still increasing the property value. As a major feature we took the rain water from the roof and ran it through a seasonal rain garden, this garden provides functionality and beauty, like all elements in our landscapes. All the edible plants here are trees, shrubs, and other perennials and herbaceous plants which will fill out the area with food and beauty as the years pass. Figs, apples, chilean guava, huckleberry, kiwi, autumn olive and more. We have subsurface drip irrigation in place and will complete the 2nd phase of the project next spring. #PracticalPermaculture
Victoria, BC Raingarden - Year 1
Year 1 - Dry River Rock Rain garden designers. Victoria, BC, Esquimalt
Indoor Edibles at Urban Ground Market
For this commercial project at Lakeside Village, we invited Nature indoors, and created three distinct installations. The "Edible Forest Garden" is planted inside two water-wise wicking-beds, complete with integrated worm composting and bench seating. We chose the beautiful Calamondin Orange tree to be the centrepiece of the Edible Forest Garden, as it is prized as an edible bonsai tree, and is the healthiest indoor citrus species. To supplement the harvest and provide for the kitchen, we installed a cascading Kitchen Herbs shelf, and a Micro-Greens growing station. Micro-Greens provide a year-round harvest, and according to a University of Maryland study, they contain anywhere between 3 and 39 times the nutrient density of mature plants! Other plant highlights include Pineapple Guava, Mushroom Plant, Mint, Self-Heal, and a wealth of traditional culinary herbs. Local Food Security in Local Grocery Store.
Government House Food Forest Project
Here we designed and installed several kinds of growing conditions to act as the experimental grounds for the children of the Growing Young Farmers Society School Program. Hugelkultur beds, lasagna gardening, woodchip mulch, and "natural farming" inspired cover crops provide opportunities for observation, education, and soil building. Fruits and vegetables growing all year round, and feeding children long into the future. We also chose as many species that would fruit while the students were in school as possible. Plant highlights include a multi-graft Plum, Hazelnuts, Russian Olive, Desert King Figs, Chilean Guava, Goji Berries, Blueberries (early and late season), Sea Buckthorn and Honey Berries.
Edible Polyculture, Victoria, BC
Hazelnuts and Russian Olives surrounded by edible flowers and salad greens. Edible Food Forest Landscape Designers.
Growing Young Farmers Volunteers
kids of gyfs sorting and saving seeds for the next years landscape design.
Stone Work & Rock Art
Anchor and support your landscape with stone. Stone adds functional beauty, thermal mass, reptile habitat, and requires little maintenance. Our team has built hundreds of rock walls, and we are experienced in new construction as well as total makeovers.
We are experienced in a wide range of artistic custom woodworking, using variety of materials, including raw cedar and driftwood. Decks, Fences, Raised Wicking Beds, Trellising and other Landscape Structures. You dream it up, we'll make it work.
This landscape belongs to a family of sheep farmers. The orchard was overgrown, pond was leaking, and the patio was in need of some TLC. We rebuilt the patio and lawn, planted edible perennials and pollinators under the old fruit trees, and repaired and revived the leaky pond. We love visiting this landscape for maintenance, and watching the little lambs grow!
Edible Living Wall at Inspire Hair Design
Another commercial project, this time at Inspire Hair Design in downtown Victoria. We filled an existing pallet garden with herbs that can be used for tea, adding to lunches, and creating a relaxing atmosphere for clients. All plants are chosen to be low-maintenance, and thrive in indoor environments that don't have direct sunglight. Plants include spearmint, peppermint, candied mint, lime mint, oregano, lemonbalm, parsley, and chives. We love that this project is simple, inexpensive, and is a great solution for those who live in apartments and don't have access to outdoor growing space.
City Harvest Box Program
This established city farm asked us to install a Food Forest to add a greater variety of local food to it's box program. Here is their edible landscape that we have been maintaining for a year now since it's inception. Perennial fruits and nuts provide an increasing harvest that doesn't need to be replanted each season, so box program members can look forward to more and more each year! Visit City Harvest Website
Reviving an Old Orchard
Increasing production and food diversity of an old orchard. These clients wanted to increase the health of their fruit trees, grow more food and support pollinators. We planted a variety of understory support species to increase pollination, fix nitrogen and minerals into the soil, add beauty, and a bountiful variety of fruit.
Greenglade Community Centre
Food Forest Design & Installation for the Greenglade Community Centre in Sidney, BC. Maintenance & Harvest Plans Available. These photos were taking during construction... New photos coming soon!
Integrating Edibles With Ornamentals
This installation was done for a beautiful family in View Royal, who wanted an edible garden for the whole family to learn and harvest from. Here we built a new rock retaining wall and planted edibles in with the existing ornamental landscape. The clients had been working for years on their lovely ornamental landscape, but after years of maintenance, they wanted to obtain a yield beyond just aesthetics. By utilitzing their existing irrigation system, we were able to easily add a variety of berry shrubs and fruit trees at a very affordable rate. The transition from ornamentals to edibles can be delightfully easy!