Angela has been involved with the landscape industry for over twenty years. She started her career from the ground up, working with her husband Jamie Wallace in the landscape design and construction field. Known for her creative ideas, and keen attention to detail she quickly embraced the duties of a Landscape designer. Early in her career she played a key role in designing, then installation many award winning landscapes. The BCLNA, CNLA, and the CHBABC recognized her company for the unique and high quality landscapes that she was involved with.
Angela’s passion for the landscape industry has drawn her into becoming a certified organic master gardener, and she’s committed to using organic practices in order to create a low maintenance landscape with a high aesthetic appeal, while benefiting the environment.
Angela’s past achievements include:
- Chair of the Urban Food Garden Committee
- Organic Master Gardener
- Graphics training in both hand drawn and computer aided design
- Director of LCN (Lantzville community news society)
- Past Director for FUAL (Friends of Urban Agriculture in Lantzville)
Regenerative Landscape Designer, Rainwater Harvesting Designer and Contractor
Jamie has been working in the landscape industry for over 34 years since starting his career with the Vancouver Parks board. Jamie completed a four-year apprenticeship which provided him with a wide variety of experience in places like Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, The Bloedel Conservatory, and Van Dusen Gardens. Following a keen interest in plants and their cultivation, Jamie secured a position in England working at Windsor Great Park for the Crown commission. While working in England, Jamie had the privilege of visiting Bhutan on a plant and bird trek. This trip inspired him to learn more about how these Himalayan plants thrive in this incredible environment.
In 1996 with a healthy plant knowledge base, Jamie and Angela moved to Lantzville on Vancouver Island where they started a landscape design and construction firm. The BC Landscape and Nursery Assoc., Canadian Nursery and Landscape Assoc., along with the Canadian Home Builders Assoc. of BC recognized their company for the unique and high-quality landscapes that they created.
Jamie’s current focus has been on regenerative or permaculture projects with a strong emphasis on aesthetics, water harvesting, soil biology and soil creation. Jamie has also been working with Oregon State University’s online Permaculture Design Certificate and Advanced Permaculture Design for Climate Resilience program as an instructor and recently worked with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on their Agriculture water use program, a topic close to his heart.
Jamie has completed training from Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web program and is currently a board member with CANARM (Canadian Ass. for Rainwater Management). Jamie is also a certified manure maven, ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Association) AP (Accredited Professional) designation, one of approx. 150 individuals in N. America.