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Food Guild Design

This course is an intensive look at food guild design. From companion planting practices to case studies of successful guild designs, this course is foundational to garden success for home gardeners or commercial growers. Using modular design systems developed by The Ecosystem Solution Institute, Food Guild Design is an in-depth look at building relationships between plants, soil and people.


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4 modules
28 Hours



What you are going to learn

Food Guild Design is about...

Getting going and making amazing garden guilds on as little as 25 square feet.  We explore how to create site-suitable garden designs from scratch to suit your vision and land!
Throughout this course you will discover how to

  • All about guilds, what, how, when and why!
  • Create annual and perennial garden guilds
  • Pattern smaller guild spots into larger macro landscapes
  • Create effective management strategies for your guilds
  • How to maximize your space, your budget and your climate!
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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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