Say 'hello' to the unique Keyhole Garden.  Learn to grow more vegetables in a smaller area.  Learn how to reduce water consumption, and grow food even in the most drought-like conditions.  Compost and garden in the same vessel.

Now you're a garden genius.

-70%

Uses up to 70% less water

-35%

Reduce household waste by up to 35%

500

Keyhole Gardens built in Africa

A gardening technique borrowed from ingenious Africans.  

A garden that will change what you thought a garden could do for you.

Sustainabilty

REDUCE WATER. CREATE SOIL.

CREATE YOUR OWN SOIL

Fill your Keyhole Garden with layers of compostable yard waste.  This saves you from buying a load soil and in turn using yard waste - normally destined for the landfill - into rich garden soil.

 

Here’s how you can use common garden / yard waste and convert it into a rich environment for your vegetables to grow.

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REDUCE WATER

Your Keyhole Garden can use up to 70% less water.  Here's how:

1. Once established, water through the compost basket.  This trains the vegetables to grow deep roots for drought resistance.

2. The tall raised bed discourages evaporation and water loss through ground.

3. Planting more in a small area grows a natural canopy helping in water retention.

It’s not uncommon to water your Keyhole garden only twice a week!

DAILY COMPOSTING

The Keyhole Garden has a special compost basket in the center of your Keyhole Garden.  The Basket is where you can put your compostable daily kitchen scraps.

 

This can reduce your household waste by up to 35%! And as your kitchen scraps turn to compost, the nutrients feed the growing vegetables as a natural plant food and in turn reduce greenhouse gasses.

GROW MORE in LESS AREA

The Keyhole Garden allows you to grow foods in a tighter area.  By planting vegetables in 12″ x 12″ (300 mm x 300 mm) mini plots in a circle (rather than rows like a regular garden).

As the plants grow they will naturally form a canopy to help suppress moisture evaporation.

The Keyhole Garden

STORY

DISCOVERING KEYHOLE GARDENING
I couldn't believe it when I first read it - so I had to try it for myself.

 

We stumbled across the idea about 2 years ago researching ways to garden and reduce water.  The concept looked fascinating and too-good-to-be-true. Reduce your water.  Grow more.  Compost in the same vessel.  I had to try it.

 

I built our Keyhole garden together in July in one of the coldest Canadian sun-less summers I could recall.  Immediately the layers of yard waste began to compost creating a rich warm environment for our new vegetables to thrive.

 

The vegetables overtook the garden, as the summer grew on.  At the end of only 3 months, we tore apart the garden and to our surprise all of the yard waste we had used had turned to beautiful rich black compost.

THE KAGEYO GARDEN PROJECT
Soon we found ourselves cracking open the sun-baked Rwandan soil.

 

We felt that the Keyhole Garden design was a free gift from the African gardeners.  So we decided as a company that we would give back to the same people who gave us the idea.  So we embarked on partnering with the Kageyo Garden Project in hopes to build 500 Keyhole Gardens in the village of Kageyo, Rwanda.

 

In July of 2015 I found myself hopping on a plane flying 21 hours half way around the world to meet some of my new Rwandan friends.  We built only 10 gardens that week, but we employed a team of Rwandans on the ground to build gardens while we are gone.  Not only that, but they're training, trouble shooting and maintaining the gardens on a continual basis.

Coming soon

Coming soon

Raise your garden expectations

Raise your garden expectations

Gardening freedom

Gardening freedom

Garden + Compost = Genius

Garden + Compost = Genius

Lure all the right beneficials

Lure all the right beneficials