The benefits of creating food forests, edible landscapes and pollinator gardens are invaluable to our long term sustainability, yielding organic food, as well as habitat & food for wildlife. These food spaces providing refuge to wildlife through the deliberate building of biodiverse ecosystems.

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A Food Forest is an ancient tradition of mimicking (bio-mimicry) a woodland ecosystem, incorporating fruits trees, nut trees, berries, herbs, perennial food medicinal & pollinator and annual food.

Edible Landscapes / Pollinator Gardens 

Transitioning lawns and flower beds into edible gardens. Utilizing permaculture to regenerate and restore ecological wellness

 

BENEFITS

(1) Feed yourself

(2) Create Inclusive Ecological Spaces 

(3) Restore and Regenerate the landscape

Utilizing bio-mimicry, edible plants, medicinal herbs and pollinator plants, beautifying spaces creating productivelow maintenance natural food systems.

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GRFF is excited to suppport & share this Epic Journey
"SANKOFA 100 MILES TO FREEDOM TOUR" 2022
CELEBRATING THE
AFRICAN DIASPORA WOMAN OF SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Ecological Landscapes
Our Work

 

Regenerative & Restorative Land Practices

Lasagna or No Till land management requires little maintenance.

Tilling damages soil structure, insect habitat & beneficial microbes that contribute to soil health.

No Till provides food and bedding for worms,

which work through the layers turning the soil

Mulch holds water,

stops wind, sun & rain erosion,

suppresses weeds & encourages mycelium to flourish, integral to soil health.

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Ecological Landscapes
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Our Services
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New 2022 

ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN PACKAGE

Remote Consultation 
Custom Ecological Site Design Plan
  • Ecological/Restorative Site Design Plan
  • Plant & Material List 
    • natives recommended​
  • Install Instructions
    • No Till / Lasagna Gardening Technique​
  • Aftercare Maintenance Instructions 
  • 30min Telephone/Zoom Consult
    • discuss your project needs ​

  • 30min Remote Site Visit
    • landscape assessment for custom design plan

RESTORE THE PLANET, FEED THE WORLD

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WE ARE THE CHANGE

TALKS

  • Food Forestry

  • Pollinator Pathways

  • Food Scaping

  • Global Indigenous Land Practices

  • Climate Mitigation

  • Increase Biodiversity

  • Spiritual Ecology

  • Land Reconciliation

Connecting 
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A Sustainable Future
Creating Guardians
of Gardeners
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Elementary, High Schools
& Universities

Engaging youth, connecting to ecological health & a sustainable future.

Our greatest efforts are maximized

through collaboration.

Permaculture covers many topics outlined in the

Ontario Elementary to University curriculum standards.

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Schools
Ecological Wellness
Our Clients
 

Communities

Our Greatest

Efforts are

Maximized

through

Collaboration

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Community Centers, Parks,
Church Communities & more..

Food Forests become a center point of sharing resources, engaging and connecting community. Food forests and pollinator gardens are creations made possible through community collaboration.
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Residential

Action

Towards Our

Ecological

 Health

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Working with Nature

Nourish & Heal,

Mind & Body

Regenerating Natural Systems

The enchantment of abundant food; pollinator gardens, fruit & nut trees, berries, perennial food, medicinal plants, pumpless Ponds & more..

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"the value of one, the power of many"

Corporate

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 Team Building
Workshop

Ecological Collaboration

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Yay Mud 

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Seed Ball Worshops
& Festivals

Play

​Corporate, Schools, Community Eventss & Festivals

learn how you can contribute to our ecological health while we get dirty, have fun & play with soil

BENEFITS

(1) Feed yourself

(2) Create Inclusive Ecological Spaces 

(3) Restore and Regenerate the landscape

Ecological Leadership & Wellness Courses
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Comming 2023

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS CREATION STORIES & ANCESTRAL AGRICULTURAL HERSTORY

all nations rise
 

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EcoSeed
MODULE I
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MODULE II
EcoPlant
MODULE III
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MODULE III
  • Connecting to agriculture lineage

  • Land acknowledgement & global Indigenous practices

  • Finding your personal ancestral Agro HerStory

  • Connecting to soil in your space, apartment, balcony, back yard or farm

  • Creating your personal ecological wellness

  • Applying permaculture & mitigating climate change form where you are now 

  • Bringing a pollinator garden, food scape or food forest to your community/family

  • What are the steps and what will you need

  • Seedballs as environmentally magical gifts for any occasion 

  • Courses 1- 3 are prerequisites for this course

  • Learn how to start your ecologically sustainable business from where you are now

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Our Supporters

"NICOLA IS A TRUE "COMMUNITY BUILDER" SKILLED AT TEACHING AND LEADING. BOTH PROJECTS WERE EFFECIENTLY ORGANIZED. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE NICOLA INCLUDE KIDS, OLDER FOLKS AND PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE DISABILITIES. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND TEAM SPIRIT,

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NICOLA.

- STEVE SNIDER

   Horizons

- AMANDA FARQUHARA

   Meadowlane School Council

"LEARNING ABOUT BIOMIMICRY, PERMACULTURE, AND THE EASE OF NO TILL GARDENING FROM NICOLA INSPIRED ME, NOT ONLY TO CREATE MY OWN FOOD FOREST IN MY GARDEN, BUT ALSO TO CO - LEAD ANOTHER COMMUNITY PROJECT TO BUILD A LARGE POLLINATOR GARDEN IN A LOCAL PARK."

"NICOLA'S GARDEN WAS FEATURED ON GARDEN KITCHENER JULY 2018 TOUR WHERE MEMBERS COULD SEE MANY OF HER PRACTICES INCORPORATED INTO HER GARDEN. SHE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE STONE SOUP FOR BUTTERFLIES PROJECT 2019-20. NICOLA HAS EDUCATED, MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED MANY PEOPLE TO ACT IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICAL WAY."

- SUSAN FULOP

   Kitchener Horticulural Societ

Collaborating at Work

Lets Connect
 

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