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Preserving the Garden Harvest

By Tayler | Jul 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

         Now that we’re into the height of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the fresh garden produce overfloweth. In the farmer’s markets and in the local grocers there is a rainbow of colours and flavours to choose from. In … Continued

Why the Name Hatchet & Seed

By Tayler | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

         We often get asked, why the name?   While I (Tayler) was studying International Development at the University of Saskatchewan, I came across a chapter in the book Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction by Paul Robbins (2004), on the … Continued

Seeking Regenerative Business Advisory Board Members

By Tayler | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

         Help us find the right people for our Regenerative Business Advisory Board! This year marks our 10th year in business, and as always, it continues to evolve. With new opportunities ahead of us, we’re seeking a 2-3 experienced, professional … Continued

11 Ways to Retrofit your Landscape & Lifestyle With Permaculture Principles

By Tayler | Jul 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

         “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison We’ve got ourselves into a real civilizational pickle.   The modern world relies on the very same “cheap” fossil fuels and … Continued

Edible Flowers in the Backyard Garden

By Tayler | Jun 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Let there be flowers… Edible flowers can turn any meal into something intriguing and magical. They provide vibrant colours that cannot be found in the produce department, but like veggies, they are filled with minerals and vitamins. In the vegetable … Continued

Edible Landscape Plant Sale & Garden Tour

By Tayler | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

         What? Come visit the Hatchet & Seed – Edible Landscapes headquarters and our (Tayler & Solara’s) backyard kitchen gardens. You’ll see examples of integrated chicken coop + compost system; vermicompost; light greywater re-use into sub-irrigation channels under no-dig … Continued

Winter Solstice Newsletter 2018

By Tayler | Dec 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

        Happy Winter Solstice!   Hi Folks, Time flies, and here we are in December catching our breath from a very busy end to the year. The beautiful fall weather kept us working outside, and with a short … Continued

Is an Edible Landscape for You? Comparing the Costs & Benefits

By Tayler | Sep 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

         Edible landscaping, like any form of landscaping, requires investment and maintenance. However, edible landscapes give back where conventional landscapes do not.    Having been working in Victoria, BC for the last 8 years designing, installing and maintaining edible … Continued

Nourish Kitchen Garden – Lessons Learned From Year One

By Tayler | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

         If you’ve been to Nourish restaurant lately you may have noticed a delicious addition to their backyard. A secret garden has emerged and this once parking lot has been transformed into an edible oasis. Over the past year, … Continued

Summer Solstice 2018 Newsletter

By Tayler | Jun 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

    Happy Summer Solstice! We hope you are doing well and that your gardens are abundant. It’s been a while since our last newsletter, and so we thought we’d fill you in on what we’ve been up to. We’ve got … Continued

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