You can grow it, we can help!
What is SOLscapes?
We offer landscaping solutions to a variety of spaces, including:
Where we plant
What we plant
What is Edible Landscaping?
With our support, growing your own food has never been so simple. Throughout all of our projects, our priority is to create functional low maintenance gardens that cater to your needs. Save your energy, let us do the growing for you!
High Density Nutrition
Harvesting local, fully ripened, chemical-free produce provides higher density vitamins and micronutrients than supermarket fruits and veggies. There is a higher probability that you and your family will value the freshness of food grown on your doorstep, encouraging daily consumption. You are empowered to be a part of the growing process from seed to harvest.
We can grow an unbelievable amount of food in a small space. We are equipped with the knowledge to grow or coach you through nurturing an abundant food source that maximizes your available space while minimizing food waste.
Picking up fresh produce for dinner after a long day is much easier when all you have to do is harvest what you need from your garden. Growing your own foodscape will minimize your carbon footprint by reducing shipping and overall energy output that is produced in conventional large-scale agriculture (mechanized plowing, planting, harvesting and storing).
Most home gardens require a fraction of the water that would be necessary to produce the same crop using large-scale agricultural production. Installation of a drip irrigation system is one of several strategies SOLscapes uses to minimize water waste.
Explore growing new varieties of fruits and veggies suited for this climate. We grow for taste.
A mix of beauty and utility. Gardening is a valuable source of stress relief and contributes to creating a functional ecosystem above and below ground.
Meet the Team
As someone who has grown up in Squamish it has been a great opportunity to see a small town blossom into a diverse community orientated city.
The following include some of my favorite horticultural experiences leading up to creating SOLscapes. In the past, I held the position of lead hand gardener at Grouse Mountain Resorts, attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Horticultural Technician Program, worked for Vancouver based organic landscaping company “My Living Canvas” as well as Garibaldi Nursery, volunteered/worked for “Good Time Farming” (organic farmers in Squamish), attended a Permaculture Design course, and helped out with Squamish Farmers Market’s “What’s In” booth. My passion is growing food… and showing everyone that you can have a beautifully ornamental landscape that is edible! My spare time is spent playing in the woods, on the water, and in a variety of gardens. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have ended up working in the field I am most passionate about with one of the most amazingly knowledgeable, inspiring and kind people I have ever met; my SOLsister Stephanie Vigneux!
With a degree and background founded in collaborative initiatives for alternative education, resource management and conservation, I migrated to the West coast with the intention of exploring and learning about its abundant beauty. My fascination with herbal medicine expanded and lead me to pursue a certificate in Holistic Nutrition and an ongoing study of Permaculture Design; responding to a growing need for food as medicine and community resilience. I can’t wait to share this with you in your new SOLscaped garden space!
What a treat that all of these dreams have collectively come true through developing SOLscapes! You can otherwise find me feeding my sense of wonder through organic gardening, foraging for wild edibles, medicine making, climbing rocks, paddling, scaling mountains, homesteading and playing in the dirt.
In my opinion, there is nothing better than that first strawberry, pea, carrot and tomato out of your own garden, so I am thrilled to work with the SOLsisters to spread the garden love. My education and training in agriculture, horticulture and design occurred through a multitude of experiences including working on organic farms and in garden maintenance on and off for the last 20 years, going to school for Ecological Restoration and Landscape Architecture, teaching Horticulture at the College of New Caledonia, and working as Horticultural Designer for Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture in Vancouver. I also completed a Permaculture Design Certificate with Whole Systems Design Centre in the incredibly beautiful Mad River Valley in Vermont. When I’m not in the garden, you can find me exploring the extraordinary wilderness of the Sea to Sky with my lovely toddler.