This is a Call to Action:
Looking for rural properties and lands for Diversity Afforestation Projects (DAPs)!
We are committing to planting 50,000+ trees per year for 10 years using an ecosystem design approach.
Welcome to The Ecosystem Solution Institute website! We have many resources and projects to share with you here. If we can help you further please send us an email.
Site-Suitable Food Plants
A practical guidebook to growing edible biodiversity!
About biodiversity benefits and ecosystem landscape design
Property layout strategies
How to transition your community
What people are saying about the Book!
Resilience in an increasingly uncertain future demands that most of our food must be grown locally. Zach Loeks provides an approach that will be vital in a warming world.
All about guilds!
This course is an intensive look at food guild design. From companion planting practices to case studies of successful guild designs, this course is foundational to garden success for home gardeners or commercial growers.
Build upon your skills
This course occurs over a weekend with 12 hours of course material designed as an intensive skill-building course. Perfect for those who already have skills in gardening, landscaping, regenerative design, and natural resource management and other environmental studies.
Grow like a pro!
This course looks at professional garden principles, tools and techniques that are applicable to home gardeners and homesteaders, and make a world of difference in small-plot gardening success!
Design from scratch!
This course is fully funded for Manitobans through a partnership with the government of Manitoba's Safe at Home Program and The Ecosystem Solution Institute. This course is a step-by-step property design course with visioning, mapping, design and planting skills-building.
How can we help?
I want to build an ecosystem education site.
We are looking for dedicated individuals and groups who want specialized design/consulting to help them build ecosystem education spaces. From Living Laboratories, Edible Bike lanes to Agro-biodiversity Arboretums, we can help your goal be realized.
Speaking & Workshops
About Ecosystem Solution Institute
The Ecosystem Solution Institute (ESI) is dedicated to food security, community well-being, and societal resilience. Its mission is to seed solutions for change-makers through education, propagation, and inspiration.
We do this by building eco-education sites, publishing solution booklets and teaching skill-based workshops. Our goal is transitioning under-utilized and inefficient greenspaces in yards, parks, farms, and schools, to gardens and edible landscapes. By transitioning entire landscapes to edible diverse abundance we can transform our communities and our culture and sustain a regenerative human habitat. The institute is primarily based out of Ontario, Canada on a 50 acre farm which serves as an edible biodiversity hot spot, a living laboratory and source point of seeds, plants and education.