Marsha Goldberg is a practicing Horticulturist and Landscape Designer. Started a landscaping and design business in Edmonton, Alberta in 1977, using organic methods, specializing in container growing, interiors and residential installations. Moved to Salt Spring Island, BC in 1993 to start Eagleridge Greenhouse Gardens with Jane Schweitzer, Horticulturist, who has a professional background in garden center and plant store management in Alberta and BC. She currently practices as a Floral Designer and is the photographer for this website.
The heirloom seed farm was started in 1995. Marsha has acted as a Farm manager for 2 other local organic farms from 1994-1995 and from 2007-2009 and still carries out an active landscape and farm consultation service. She is also the Founding Director of The Salt Spring Sanctuary Society, started in 2002. We are active members of the local Farmers Institute and The Garden Club. We support the Copper Kettle Community Garden and the local chapter of Transition Salt Spring.
Our extensive background in retail garden center management, landscape design and consultation has prompted us to shift from our wholesale seed business to provide our expertise to the retail market and the home gardener. Our interest in bringing good design principles and beauty to the vegetable garden has created a balanced ecosystem on our farm that can be implemented anywhere. It is our aim to provide our customers with the best advice, to support our quality sustainable seeds.
We must acknowledge the tireless garden efforts of our farm manager, Talia Peckel, in bringing in the harvest we share here with you all. Talia is an artist who dabbles in photography, and we are pleased to add many of her photos to our website! She also manages our website and designs our newsletters.
She painted the mural above on the side of one of our barns. Find her on instagram @taliapeckelart.
Our thanks to Shirley Julien for her ongoing garden help! Here she is, holding a leaf from our Filderkraut Cabagge.