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   Ecological Landscape Designs

                                                                          inspired by nature

As a biologist, landscaper, environmentalist and beekeeper, the company founder, Annie Martin, seeks inspiration based on the science of ecology and her love of nature. Annie re-directed her career after 24 years in the corporate world, this to better align her work values. Through commitment to innovative ideas and education, she hopes to inspire individuals and group attitudes and behaviours towards more sustainable ways of landscaping.

 

  

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Annie Martin's Ecological Landscapes is a small start-up company with a big vision.  Services offered include landscape design plans, comprised of a site assessment and analysis, three draft concepts and a final design.  The designs are naturalized, incorporating elements such as native, edible and medicinal plants, rain water systems and rain gardens.  If you are unable to perform the work yourself, we can help with the installation for small projects.  Ecological landscapes are low maintenance once the plants are established, but they do require some initial work to monitor the progress of the design and perform appropriate maintenance.  We are happy to assist you with these tasks.

Landscape concepts 

 

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What is Ecological Landscaping?

Humans have been changing and manipulating landscapes since the onset of agriculture.  Acceleration of ecological damage began with 

the industrialized revolution and the burning of fossil fuels, causing climate change, the ultimate ecological disturbance worldwide.  Human activities have caused habitat fragmentation, loss of biodiversity and contamination of soil and water.

Ecological landscaping is the philosophy of creating responsible, adaptive, yet resilient landscape designs for the future of our human habitat.  Ecological landscapes are designed based on the science of ecology, are self-regulating in their process and self-renewing.  They enrich biodiversity, work with natural processes, enhance natural systems and regenerate resources.