Angela has been involved with the landscape industry for over fifteen years. She started her career from the ground up, working with her husband Jamie Wallace in the landscape 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 member of SOUL. She is committed to using organic practices in both her designs and during construction in order to create a low maintenance landscape with a high aesthetic appeal, while minimizing environmental impact.
Recently she volunteered her services to the District of Lantzville, where she was chair of the Urban Food Garden Committee.
Well I finally had the neighbours over to celebrate the new patio complete with wind spinner and the fire pit fully ablaze. I’m so happy with the way everything turned out, it is a joy to look out the window to see. I was on the patio yesterday until the last ray of sun was gone.
Thanks again for all your great help during the renovation, the results are wonderful.
Regenerative Land Designer (Permaculture), Rainwater Harvesting Designer and Contractor
Jamie has been working in the landscape industry for over 30 years since starting his career with the Vancouver Parks board. Here 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 strong interest in plants and there 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.
During his training, many gardeners whom he worked under instilled the importance of what we now term as organic practices. Using natural products to enhance soil and its fertility has always been an important part of his landscape practices. These practices are still valued today and are a large part of his daily work.
In 1996 with a strong plant knowledge base, Jamie and Angela moved to Lantzville on Vancouver Island were 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 urban and small acreage and farm scale permaculture projects with a strong emphasis on water harvesting, soil biology and soil creation. Jamie has also been working with Oregon State University’s online Permaculture Design Certificate program as an instructor and recently work with the Alberni-Clayocout Regional District on their Agriculture water use program, a topic close to his heart.
Jamie is pursuing certification in 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.