Design Team

Browse through the designer and consultant profiles & schedules!

Alison Pickard-Draper

Alison is an energetic and creative designer with a wealth of experience in the landscape and garden centre industry. 

Alison is a graduate of the University of Guelph, the Master Gardener program, and  Permaculture Design Certificate program . She runs a microfarm with a greenhouse, and grows produce supplying several other families on a weekly basis. She is also raising a delightful 2 year old with her musician husband Jeff.

As former tree and shrub manager AND designer at Greenland Garden Centre - and being an avid gardener - she knows what grows!

She will bring her observant, solution oriented skills to help you create order and beauty to your outdoor spaces.

Keeping it colourful on her microfarm!

Alison's Resume

Winston Gamache

Winston is the Horticultural Consultant on the Earthworm Team! He has allocated a couple of Saturdays per month to helping you with one-on-one advice.

He is a cool-climate garden expert, plant scientist, and food forest aficionado. He is an artistic person who uses his passions for colour, and "all things plants" as a way to help people to develop and create their dream gardens on their urban and rural properties.(And you may have heard him on Sunday mornings on 630 CHED in past years!).

He believes in re-skilling people to create small scale farms and food systems – increasing food security for each household. He enjoys advising on composting, grafting, soil building, pollinators, and other regenerative techniques; and practices what he preaches in his own market garden.

Winston has the Superpower of finding and creating the microclimates needed for plants to thrive and live long happy lives. His favorite part of the design process is helping people to fit in all their needs while improving the space.

He will also find ways to design focal points of beauty and interest into your property and can be booked for an hour or two to give you immediate guidance.

Adele Duguay

In 2024 Adele will be mostly in a support role for the design team. She will have some availability for our Unique Projects category.

Adele is an award-winning designer who loves plants, people, and patterns.  She has a degree in Landscape Horticulture from Guelph, Ontario and owned a garden centre and landscape company for 9 years in Temiskaming Shores. She has certificatees in  Permaculture Design, Color of Woman Intentional Creativity, and Feng Shui.

She has an eagle eye for spatial and harmonious balance. Adele helps people optimize and beautify their properties and amazes them with how much they enjoy their new garden - all season long. Her designs have helped many people sell their homes decades after the gardens were installed.

Through careful listening and observation, Adele brings out unexpected solutions to properties that have a lot going on.

She can bring you clearly and intuitively through the design process – from overwhelm to possibility.

Prairie Picnic 2019

Adele's Resume