Working closely with renowned Landscape Architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, efforts spanned over two years to create this hardy, native, edible treasure within the landscape. Each species selected to reawaken the cultural significance and changing conditions within the area. Trees were hand picked from nearby areas, flagged and root pruned the first year, in preparation for transplanting to site the following year. Native shrubs and groundcover seedlings were collected and shipped to N.A.T.S. Nursery in Langley, BC to propagated and returned for planting the following year. The intricate planting finally commenced; the strategically designed formation to shelter and slow the wind turbulence and minimize snow drifts; transplants installed and grasses germinate.
It was an amazing experience to learn more about this arctic community and help create a lasting environmental impact.