Services

We offer:

Courses

We teach the following courses:

We are also happy to provide custom courses or trainings for your community group, organisation or business.  

Contact us for more information: bonita@livinghEARTH.net or 613-267-1926.

 

Custom Talks & Presentations

Here are a few of the topics we could offer for your group:

  • Working with Nature in the Garden: Permaculture Principles & Design
  • Gardens that Mimic Nature: Edible Forest Gardens
  • Food, Perennials, Soil & Water: The "Why & "How" of Some Permaculture Strategies in the Garden

We are also happy to provide customised talks and presentations.  Read more.

Contact us for more information: bonita@livinghEARTH.net or 613-267-1926.

 

Permaculture Tours

We offer permaculture tours of various sites:

Contact us for more information: bonita@livinghEARTH.net or 613-267-1926.

 

Design Coaching: Businesses & Organisations, Urban & Rural Land

Bonita and Sébastien's specialties are permaculture "Design Coaching":

  • for business and organisational design (this does NOT necessarily involve designing a piece of land)
  • for urban to rural pieces of land
  • processes facilitated for groups

Our coaching could be a good fit for you if you want to:

  • Design a more sustainable “something”: a garden, farm, homestead, community, business, organisation, project or your lifestyle (it may or may not involve a piece of land)
  • Make decisions more holistically with principles from nature
  • Learn practical tools to be more effective with your energy, while better meeting your needs
  • Turn surplus or waste into opportunities and resources
  • Create “win-win” situations that offer more benefit and ease

You'd really enjoy:

  • Having support to figure out and to take the first or next steps in your project
  • Having the tools and understanding to continue this work on your own
  • Having a customised “mini permaculture course” combined with design for your project
  • If your project focusses on the land, including in the design things such as: food production and storage (eg. edible forest gardens, annual gardens, greenhouses, root cellars); soil fertility and
  • water management (eg. compost, living groundcovers, humanure, hugelkulturs, swales); season extension and microclimates (eg. suntraps, windbreaks)
  • Stepping into a more active and creative role

Download our Coaching Information.

Download our Design Coaching Questionnaire.

Contact Bonita: bonita@livinghEARTH.net or 613-267-1926.

 

Design Consultation: Drought-Proofing Rural Land

We Drought-proof Land.

Drought means dry ponds, lost crop, and dead or damaged trees. EcoEdge Design Ltd. focuses on designing and implementing nature-mimicking systems that alleviate the risk of drought impacting small farms, livestock operations and rural landowners. We've used our techniques to regreen semi-arid land, as well as provide drought protection for Ontario.

Here are some of our services to help you:

  • Designing water-harvesting systems to make more water available, removing worry about drought
  • Designing water storage, providing backup irrigation, opening the potential for aquaculture, or just beautification
  • Providing courses, workshops and speaking engagements around sustainable design

Stay green when everyone else is turning brown.

Read this case study about Douglas' project in India.

Contact Douglas for more information: dbarnes@ecoedge.ca.