Our Philosophy

Wild Craft believes it is crucial that you be involved throughout the process. Whether it is a workshop you are attending, a design being created for your garden, a one-on-one consultation, or a garden installation. We engage you in observing, in learning, in doing.

Wild Craft excels at empowering our clients. We want you to have the confidence and self-assurance to maintain and evolve designs over time, and to continue your permaculture education after we’ve let go of your hand. Wild Craft has been instrumental in strengthening the permaculture community in London because we believe that the bigger the support network, the faster we can affect broad positive change in the world. We are members of the Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild, a team of practitioners who hold networking events, do outreach and document research. http://www.forestgardenguild.ca/


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permaculture [pur-muk-kuhl-cher]: noun.
A system of design that seeks to mimic
the structure of ecosystems to create
resilient and regenerative gardens,
homes, farms, and communities.


Wild Craft hosts workshops from 1 hour introductions to 2 day intensives. Subject matter ranges from a broad introduction to permaculture, to specifics like foraging walks where you learn to identify and use wild edibles. See the Links & Events page for a list of past workshops. We are also available for speaking engagements, school programs or anything else you have in mind. We’ve been told we are very engaging! Let us know what you’re thinking.


Wild Craft’s forte is design work. With experience in projects from the size of a small urban yard, to 100 acre urban revitalization project, to 150 acre farms, we can cater to all your needs. We relish the ability to be able to work from the bottom up - directly with home owners - as well as from the top down by collaborating with municipalities and large scale development projects.

We start all of our designs with a sector analysis that examines the site conditions, climate and microclimate. This is then overlayed with the zones, or areas of use, in order to arrive at the most suitable layout. The beautiful scaled watercolour plan produced for your site will be accompanied by a User Guide that includes general care guidelines, images of each plant and information about their role in the system, and harvesting tips if applicable. 

For larger properties (typically rural acreages or farms) and long term projects we work on an hourly rate with a retainer up-front for each 10 hours of work. A Living Design Document is created in Google Drive that each team member has access to with editing capabilities. This is used to track project goals, observations, design limitations, ideas, decisions, implementation plans and evaluation of the project as it is developed over time. 


Are you just looking for a little guidance and direction on what steps to take next in your garden? Wild Craft will walk through your property with you in a 1 to 2 hour consultation as we discuss your options. Within a week of your consultation you will be emailed a written document with a series of recommendations that you are free to implement on your own time. This will include suggested plants for different areas as well as overall design considerations such as water management, gardening techniques to employ and particular structures or features that may work well in your space. Sometimes this is just the boost you need to get your own creative juices flowing, or give you the confidence to move forward. 


After Wild Craft has prepared a design for your garden there are several installation options.

1. Wild Craft can fully implement the design at a time that is convenient for you (and the plants).

2. You can assist Wild Craft with labour while we take responsibility for managing the installation and making sure everything runs smoothly.

3. We can organize a permablitz (see 'projects' page for more info) for you where volunteers come and help with the work.

3. You are free to implement the design on your own time and at your leisure.