Born, raised, and experienced in the Southern Ontario climate, Ivan Chan knows the local area and continues to track the weather patterns and the performance of his diverse projects. He knows which trees suffered the most in the 2012 blossom freeze, what the effects of the 2018 summer drought was, what works, where, and why. By knowing and reading our local landscape, we better understand how subtle observations such as microclimate, indicator plants, your lifestyle, and municipal regulations help inform us on how to best utilize your landscape.
Our commitment to ecological design (permaculture) saves you money, produces a variety of homegrown food, and provides ecological benefit. We help you get it right the first time and leave only nature to chance. Trust our years of experience to save you time, money, and the frustration of making mistakes that could otherwise take years to realize and correct.
4 elements to every great design:
- An inspiring goal
- Know your land - observe
- Integrate your plans with nature, your lifestyle, and the community
- Prepare a long-term enjoyment plan
Ivan Chan also worked 7 years as a professional water resources engineer to apply to your landscape. Our unique engineering-based approach to ecological gardening turns challenges into opportunities. EDEN in SEASON focuses on high-opportunity solutions that naturally complement your property and lifestyle, using minimal specialized equipment and materials.
The next stage to enjoying your dream of Eden's abundance is a carefully designed forest garden. And that’s exactly what EDEN in SEASON’s unique combination of technical expertise and ecological savvy offers.
Imagine an orchard setting. Imagine these trees climbing with vine fruit. Between the trees is a berry patch, and underneath them are herbs. Even shady patches are alive with mushrooms and rich soil. Finally, imagine that within each forest layer are all the varieties of foods you love, easy to harvest and care for throughout the season.
We treat nature as our ally to integrate food, water, energy, health, and convenience into your home and lifestyle. We can help you every step of the way, creating a reliable long-term source of pure, wholesome food for your family.
You can create an enjoyable edible landscape knowing your family's lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
You can create an abundant edible landscape knowing the lay of your land such as sun/shade, drainage, soil.
abundance + enjoyment = paradise!
A paradise is your dream, enduring and fulfilling to enact making sure that your own Eden brings you year after year of enjoyment and nutrition. EDEN in SEASON engages your input to customize for your preferences as well as your family’s evolving lifestyle and long-term goals.
Where to start?
Send us property address, and any photos and ideas as plenty can be done off-line. After which, site visits may or may not be a next step.
Looking to buy the right piece of land without committing more than $100? Property Selection.
Consider a Property Consult to discover the world of possibilities open to you. Depending on your property size and plans, starting from $250, we can discuss your property dreams, and receive a summary report of high-priority items and planting strategies that will give you the most joy for your investment.
Sunny? Transform your Lawn to Food Forest
Shady? That stubborn shady area behind the house you don't know what to do with may be the perfect location to experience the thrill of growing a variety of gourmet mushrooms. You can grow your own mushrooms and other specialty products within your woodlot with products Made in the Shade
Small or large, too wet, ‘poor’ soil… we can help your family find the right varieties of succulent fruits and berries, hearty nuts, gourmet herbs, and mushrooms.
Anywhere within Ontario is within range, most of our Edens are located in the South Georgian Bay area (Owen Sound, Meaford, Beaver Valley, Collingwood) and along the South Georgian Bay to Toronto corridor, where we live and can travel to if needed. In short, if you have land, there are unique solutions to every yard and lifestyle.