Aurora Edible Designs

Design, Gardens, Education.

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Our world is designed by us, for us and most of the time without us knowing. Sometimes the way our landscapes and communities are designed don’t work for us.

This is where Aurora Edible Designs steps in.

Want more food in your backyard? Want a low maintenance yard? Want to learn more sustainability skills? Aurora Edible Designs has flexible options to suit your goals.

Aurora Edible Designs breaks down the barriers and helps you to arrive at solutions that take care of people and the earth.

Aurora Edible Designs is based in Creston, BC.

...beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive." Christopher Alexander, A Pattern Language

Aurora Edible Designs specializes in :

  • Edible landscapes: fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs.
  • Native plants
  • Low water and low maintenance landscapes
  • Pollinator gardens
  • Integrating elements such as compost bins, arbours, outdoor living space, play areas and greenhouses into the designs.

Don’t know where to start? Need some solutions to a problem area in your landscape? Want some creative ideas? Do you need some site and place specific advice on plants and resources?

This is a guided adventure to a new landscape. Whether it is solving an existing problem, re-imagining an old garden or adding some new life into your space, Aurora Edible Designs is here to help.


Melissa helped us to see the potential of all the various spaces on our site, and the relationships between them. Her design formed the basis of the Ironhorse Ranch as it is today - a place of enjoyment, creativity, and nourishment for our household as well as the countless neighbours who make visits a frequent part of their routine.

Aurora Edible Designs provides a range of landscaping services to keep your garden productive, healthy and well maintained in Creston, BC.

Melissa Flint does a variety of workshops for all ages and abilities. Melissa teaches permaculture, gardening, design, sustainability and environmental education. Melissa’s classes are engaging, fun and empowering.

Melissa Flint has a background in organic farming, community organisation, conservation biology, landscaping, permaculture and environmental education. She has been working in ecological pursuits for the past ten years.

Melissa has a love for mountain air and exploration. As an environmental consultant and botanical assistant, she spent much of her time counting grass, identifying trees and slogging through creeks, wetlands, meadows and forests.

During her time as a Linnaea Farm Garden student, she discovered how to connect people with nature through the food that they eat. She then worked and travelled to many organic market gardens in Canada, Hawaii, Rwanda, Kenya and Israel to gain experience in growing in all different climates and economic conditions.

During 2013-2015 she was the Community Garden Coordinator at the College of the Rockies in Creston teaching hands-on workshops about healthy food production to children, teens and adults. She is currently the Creston Outdoor Educator for Wildsight and teaches a variety of outdoor education courses to to elementary students and high school student. She is also an educator for Columbia Basin Environmental Educators Network’s Wild Voices for Kids.

Melissa has studied permaculture with a variety of mentors from around the world. In 2017 she completed a Diploma of Permaculture in the fields of Education, Childhood Education, Site Design and Development from the Permaculture Institute. She is also a member of the Permaculture Institute of North America.

Melissa is the founder of Aurora Edible Designs, which offers services in design, consultation, and workshops around permaculture, sustainability, food production and community outreach.

Want to Collaborate?

Aurora Edible Designs works with people all over the world, teaching, gardening, doing community facilitation and restoration.

Let’s talk.