Project: Colwood Residential Edible Landscape
David & Gwen's yard is no ordinary suburban lot. Featuring curvy wood chips paths, ferro-cement raised beds, arbors and trellis', a rain garden, a wildlife pond and honeybee hives, this beautiful landscape also hosts dozens of fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs and vegetables. These edible plants are all grown harmoniously together in a quarter acre; productive not only for people, but for birds, bees, insects and more! Two years ago, this was a grassy weed patch. David & Gwen, who also own Royal Bay Bakery a block away, decided it was time to do something more productive and inspiring with this space. Already accustomed to working withnature (with solar hot water on their roof, solar PV on their bakery and an electric car), they were a perfect fit for us at Hatchet & Seed. And so, we composted the old landscape and grew a new, more productive one in its place!
The rest is history, which continues to grow every year!