A word from the makers:
This 'self-paced' online course has grown out of our 10 years of managing Hatchet & Seed - Edible Landscapes in 'the garden city' - Victoria, BC.
Designing, installing & co-evolving with our own backyard edible landscapes, as well as our client's orchards/edible landscapes has been humbling and gratifying.
Being so multi-locational - with projects all throughout Southern Vancouver Island - we've learnt a lot in those ten years from both mistakes & successes.
While cultivating fruit may seem as easy as planting fruit trees, there are many factors to consider.
Site selection, soil type, soil preparation, planting, training, pruning, pest management, harvest, processing & storage are all important considerations to plan for ahead of time.
We've designed this course to be a high-quality, well-organized, multi-media reference place for those seeking help on their journey to horticultural & homesteading mastery.
While our ten years of experience has been enlightening, we are still early-learners in the unbelievably rich world of fruit cultivation. This is why we're thrilled to have partnered with Bob & Verna Duncan of Fruit Trees & More in North Saanich, BC. They bring several additional decades of wisdom growing rare & unique fruits in our eco-region. We're also featuring some other friends and colleagues who have fruit wisdom to share!
We sincerely hope you enjoy, Tayler & Solara.