David Trumble received his B.A. from the University of Guelph, studied Urban Arboriculture at Humber College, and received his Permaculture Design Certificate under the training of renowned Quebec permaculture educator Graeme Calder. Working as an arborist for five years, David grew tired of seeing people removing 200 year old trees for the sole purpose of growing grass. He realized there must be a way to create landscapes that work as a whole system. This lead him to the study of permaculture, which he has been practicing for the past three years. He believes in transforming people's yards from high maintenance, low diversity, competitive landscapes to low maintenance, rich and diverse symbiotic ecosystems, with a focus on edible and medicinal plants, herbs and trees. In his free time he can be found gardening, listening to records, snowboarding, cooking, reading and swimming in Georgian Bay with Michelle and Charlie.
Chris Sweatman has studied Urban and Regional Planning at Fanshawe College, Sustainable Energy and Building Technology at Humber College and is a certified LEED Green Associate. With over five years of landscape construction and design experience, Chris has made it a goal to show Ontarians a new type of property, one that promotes the use of plants and trees that work mutually with each other to provide a lush, natural regenerative ecosystem, that requires as little maintenance as possible. When Chris is not in the snowboard park, he can be found transforming yards, sailing the world or relaxing with his wife Katie, their new baby Skye, and playing zookeeper for Gloria, Nala and Basil.