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.
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:
Fresh City Farms
University of Guelph
Newstalk 1010 Radio
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