Each of these projects, created and built by Urban Garden Solutions, are based on hugelkultur, organic and sustainable principles. Click any photo for more info, videos of how they operate and  how they were built…

Water Retention System #1

Water system #1 collects rain water from the downspout and directs it immediately into the Self-Watering Garden to the left and then into the irrigation system that leads to the three Garden Cubes in front.  Because it goes directly to the gardens it does not require...

Garden Cube – Spring

The "Garden Cube" takes an area 4 ft X 4 ft but with 4 sides as well as a top for planting, it produces a great deal of food.  See "Garden Cube Summer" for more photos documenting the growth throughout the...

Four Seasons Greenhouse

Building a greenhouse in Burlington ON.  Once covered, the inside temperature often reaches 25-30 degrees C on sunny days.  This warm, fragrant air comes into the house via a fan, as an effective source of heat through March, April, May, September and October.  The...

Water Retention System #2

This retention system holds 2,000 litres of water and fills up during the rainy season to water throughout the hot, dry summer.  The water can flow from gravity or can be pumped.

Pallet Garden

This garden has a hugelkultur core -  a mound of buried wood inside that slowly decomposes creating a moist, fungally rich core that holds water, feeding and watering the plants.  See this article. See video. Make a fence with multiple pyramids, taking little yard...

Backyard Garden Wall

Backyard garden walls can be any length or height.  This one was positioned to offer a privacy barrier to the neighbour's patio and outdoor table.  Walls have a growing surface on both sides.  Water can be harvested from roof tops and diverted to the wall with an...

Farm Garden Wall

This farm garden wall, build at Headwaters Farm in Colbourg, ON, is based on permaculture principles. See Video. 100 linear feet becomes 1,700 feet of planting surface. The wall is built beside the barn where water can be collected and diverted along the top of the...

Garden Cube – Summer

The "Garden Cube" takes an area 4 ft X 4 ft but with 4 sides as well as a top for planting, it produces a great deal of food. This one is planted with strawberries around the sides that do not get damaged by ground moisture and slugs.  There are lots of chives that...

Balcony Garden

This garden was built on the 14 floor of a balcony facing south/west.  The hot, dry sun baked the previous garden and a weekend away meant dead plants.  This custom self-watering garden solved the problem. The owner could leave for a week and the garden was fine. It...