Lesson series

Edible Property Design

This course is a comprehensive primer in making your property come to life with edible abundances.  Our yards are full of potential for beautiful, edible and sustainable landscaping and gardening. This course will show you how to observe your landscape, to layout for intensive garden plots and edible landscapes, to design and plant food plant guilds, and how to set yourself up for efficient success!


Course Material Available Until:

March 31, 2022

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Originally offered LIVE, now available as pre-recorded course!


13 Lessons
144 hours of material


FREE, sponsored by Ecosystem Solution Institute

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Edible Property Design Course:

What you are going to learn

Edible Properties 101

This course is designed to build a familiarity with natural principles of property design and practical strategies for visioning, planning and growing.  Conveying the tools, tips and techniques of good and simple design is our goal. Edible abundance is your outcome!
Throughout this course you will discover:

  • Why micro-landscapes can change your life
  • How to make use of yard space
  • Tools for visioning and decision-making
  • Food plant guild design
  • Tools and techniques for efficient gardening
  • and much more...

Zach Loeks

Educator, Designer, Grower
Zach is an educator, designer and grower who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design through landscaping and education. He consults widely with homes, farms, colleges, schools and municipalities across Canada and the United States, and through many biomes from Guatemala and South Africa to the Yukon and Mongolia.
Zach manages an award-winning farm with diversified food forest products, heirloom garlic, and a hardy tree nursery. His innovations have won three provincial awards and are featured in his first book: The Permaculture Market Garden. 
Zach is the director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute, which is dedicated to the education, propagation and inspiration of ecosystem solutions for land use transition. The Institute oversees pathbreaking education sites, including an Edible Biodiversity Conservation Area near Ottawa, Ontario and a suburban food forest in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Zach is passionate about how small actions - strategically linked - can make big change. His inspiring and empowering vision is presented in his latest book: The Edible Ecosystem Solution.


Zach is one of the most engaging and fun educators I've worked with. His incredible knowledge and insight can only come from someone who's worked directly on the land in so many communities around the world like he has. 
Oliver Goshey
Abundant Edge Podcast
Resilience in an increasingly uncertain future demands that most of our food must be grown locally. Zach Loeks provides an approach that will be vital in a warming world.
David Suzuki
Award-winning Geneticist, Author, and Broadcaster
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