Welcome To The Future of Food

"Let's be the change we want to see"

 Forests are a great example of nature’s capacity to thrive in diverse conditions.

As our need for more Restorative and Regenerative land practices grows, the forest is an excellent guide for building Ecologically Sound Landscapes and food systems. 

Connecting People To Each Other Through Soil Education 

Food Forestry uses bio-mimicry, a regenerative and restorative solution to agroecology that imitates nature. Mimicking natural systems of a forest, decreases maintenance.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead 


Nicola is an award-winning Ecological Landscape Designer whose land practices mitigate climate change, increase biodiversity & address’ food sovereignty.

She spearheads ecological projects, specializing in underutilized public and private green spaces, inclusive community engagement, land acknowledgements, reconciliation, restoration, sustainability & spiritual ecology. 

Nicola has made significant contributions to mobilizing community in mitigating climate change, connecting community & individuals to soil through permaculture practices, global indigenous agricultural knowledge & connecting with our agricultural history.

Thomas has offered workshops at Wilfred Laurier's Sustainable Development Certificate (2018) for faculty and staff. She received the (2016) Canadian Black Women Award (CIBWE), City of Kitchener Environmental Leader (2019), a Heart of the City National Park Delegate (2017),  is a Permaculture Design Teacher & has delivered many keynote address'.

Meet Nicola J. Thomas, GRFF Founder,
PDC Teacher & Ecological Landscape Designer


Our Greatest efforts are Maximized through Collaboration

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Dr. Vandana Shiva founded Navdanya, the Indian-based NGO to promote biodiversity conservation, organic farming, the rights of farmers, and the process of seed saving. 

Water is Life
Toronto, ON. 2017

"The Value of one, the Power of Many"
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