We live and work on beautiful Southern Vancouver Island - the traditional homelands of the Lekwugen, Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We are grateful!
Our work is focused on regenerating land and creating resilient food ecosystems.
Learn how Hatchet & Seed creates edible landscapes in Victoria, BC
Hatchet & Seed - Edible Landscapes in Victoria, BC
Edible landscapes combine the aesthetics of formal landscaping features with the functionality of the 'kitchen garden' and 'home orchard'. They can provide year-round access to fresh, nutrient-dense fruit and vegetables as well as give you a chance to get outside more often and engage with nature.
We integrate seating spaces, patios, trellises, arbors, fruit trees, ponds, vegetable boxes, water collection, and even chickens into beautiful, productive landscapes that nourish the belly and the soul. Together, we can make your yard sing with life!
When developing a farm or acreage, it is important to harmonize with natural processes while optimizing ecological resources. Our design process considers factors like climate, topography,water, access, infrastructure, soil, vegetation, and human/financial resources to manage risk and leverage opportunities.
We design integrated water management systems that utilize all the tools in the toolbox - drainage ditches, swales, ponds, water retention spaces, silt traps, terraces, tree belts and most importantly, biologically active soil.
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Tayler was very quick to assess the site, our needs and to develop a work agreement that suited us all. We were thoroughly impressed by his practical knowledge of landscape design as well as business professionalism & project management.
The design and installation of our edible landscape solved drainage issues by putting excess water to use in a food-producing ‘blueberry bog’. We witnessed a very high attention to detail and a respect for our needs as clients. The work site was kept tidy and clean between work phases. We are thrilled with our new food producing yard!