Phillip Collins, BLA, OALA


Phil holds a bachelor of landscape architecture from The University of Guelph, and is a fully licensed member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.  His currently owns and operates Foggy River Farm, and previously co-founded Fresh City Farms in Toronto, which is Canada's largest urban commercial farm. 

Phil has re-imagined landscape architecture, and uses it as a tool to transform properties - from small backyards to large acreage lots - to be healthy, food producing ecosystems, incorporating his knowledge of horticulture and organic agriculture into each design.  He believes a connection to the natural world is of utmost importance to our survival as a species and that today’s youth need help connecting to nature and all it has to offer them as an educator.  Phil taught in the Food & Farming program at Durham College and speaks regularly to community groups to inspire more people to grow their own food while respecting their land. 

Speaking Engagements:

Phil Collins is available to speak about his experiences in organic farming, outdoor education, and applying principles of both permaculture and landscape architecture to a farm.

Contact Us if you would like to book Phil to speak at your school, workshop, or other event. 

Recent talks include:

  • Richters Herbs

  • Fresh City Farms

  • University of Guelph

  • Durham College

  • Newstalk 1010 Radio

  • York Region

  • Town of Aurora

  • Uxbridge Rotary Club

*although he can also sing and do a wicked drum solo, we cannot promise this as part of the presentation