We are Stefan Dixon and Magali Laville. Willows Green Permaculture is a one-hectare haven of natural paradise where we live and play and for which we care.

We are consultants in food autonomy, permaculture, restoring native habitats, vegetable, herb and native wildflower gardening, food forests, water management and making the transition to this type of life. We offer project design in ecological and environmental education, including on-going accompaniment, to schools, school boards and municipalities in both English and French, as well as teacher and community leader in-service and training programs. As lifelong educators, we are dedicated to helping the most people possible discover the magnificent benefits of this lifestyle.

Nature is our guide in all our activities. Our focus is seeing native biodiversity in all its splendour thrive in this little corner of the Earth we call our home and of which we are a part. Over the last three years, we have seen hundreds of species of plants and animals return to this land, in a biodiverse array of habitats that we have restored with the help of nature herself. We are certified by the Canadian Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Friendly Habitat. Within this context, we strive to grow all the food that we eat in a year that can be grown. We keep our gardens and our natural habitats healthy, happy and vibrant through biodiversity. We mix everything up in our gardens, carefully imitating nature. The result is a food growing botanical garden and food forest that is beautiful, healthy, a place to sit and contemplate, and where balance and peace permeate every living being. It is a place that feeds our body and replenishes our soul.

We also sell vegetables, herbs, grains, fruit, native flowers, trees, shrubs, and seeds of all kinds, in small quantities to those who come visit or call us to request to purchase items.

Come and see us and find out how you can help restore balance and resilience in the natural environment around you and make the place where you live a natural paradise.

Permaculture Educational Tours Now Available at Willows Green Permaculture!

  • Tour of main gardens and of the land
  • Concrete examples of permaculture
  • Identifying and evaluating the needs of the land
  • First (or next) steps to take to get a food forest going
  • Soil building
  • How to use biodiversity to create a balanced, healthy ecosystem
  • How to use biodiversity to maximize crops
  • Companion planting and food guilds
  • Pest management
  • Water management
  • Growing in wet areas
  • Much more
  • Specific tour themes may be requested

Three prices:

  • All prices are good for 1 to 5 people, so you can share the cost
  • $150.00 for 1 hour, for up to five people
  • $270.00 for 2 hours, for up to five people
  • $375.00 for 3 hours, for up to five people
  • A small seasonal gift is included in the price for each person
  • Longer tours, workshops, available upon request. Please specify your objective of tour or workshop.


Permaculture/Gardening Consultation Services Now Available!

  • At your home, on your property
  • Terrain analysis
  • On-site soil analysis of targeted areas
  • Identification of the main notable species growing on your property
  • Identification of invasive species
  • Identification of beneficial native wildflowers, plants and fruit trees
  • On-site garden and permaculture food forest design proposal
    • Practical suggestions for getting started right away
    • No-dig gardening methods
    • Use of space
      • Best placement for a main garden
      • Placement of permaculture elements to maximize efficiency
      • Making the most of smaller spaces, and how to make them seem much larger
    • Food guilds and companion planting recommendations
    • Pest management recommendations
    • Plant and structural recommendations for attracting beneficial insects and wildlife
    • Garden layout for sun exposure, and for creating microclimates for heat traps, for partial shade, etc.
    • Food forest species recommendations
    • Water management
    • Weed management


  • $90.00 – 30 minutes
  • $150.00 – 1 hour
  • $270.00 – 2 hours
  • $375.00 – 3 hours
  • Detailed written report available for 2- or 3-hour consultations, including all of the above-mentioned points developed in the report.
    • Add $400.00 for the 2-hour consultation
    • Add $600.00 for the 3-hour consultation


Open upon request. Call us for a visit.

Info: (647) 515-4749

[email protected]





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