Yasemin Caron & Tona Fonseca, Founders of Yasemin Greenscapes Inc.

Driven by their shared love of nature and commitment to sustainable living, Yasemin and Tona founded Yasemin Greenscapes Inc.

Taking up the sustainability challenge requires innovation, creativity and unprecedented collaboration. It requires thinking outside the box. With that in mind, Yasemin and Tona came up with a simple eco-friendly solution to carrying heavy loads on their bicycles: by pulling a box outside! They designed a bicycle trailer with a weight capacity of almost three hundred pounds, specifically outfitted to accommodate the tools of their trade. You can see them out on the streets of Vancouver with their big green box!

Yasemin has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and is working toward the BCIT Business Management Advanced Placement Diploma. Tona is an Organic Master Gardener with over five years of experience and is working toward the Gaia College Diploma in Organic Land Care.

At Yasemin Greenscapes our three core values are: safety and well-being, genuine relationships and environmental sustainability. These values define who we are and direct us in our daily business activities.

Safety & Well-Being

It is not only our responsibility but our moral obligation to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in every aspect of our work. This includes our clients, subcontractors and the public. We make every reasonable effort to eliminate or minimize hazards and risks that can cause injury, illness, or damage to your property. Health and safety are both our corporate and personal values.

Genuine Relationships

We cherish the personal relationships we have built with our clients and truly appreciate their loyalty. Our client relationships are more than just business partnerships. We aim to build long-standing relationships based on integrity, mutual respect and trust.

Environmental Sustainability

The protection and preservation of the environment is a core value at Yasemin Greenscapes. Environmental sustainability is about making responsible decisions that will reduce our negative impact on the environment. Consideration of all impacts of our gardening practices on the environment is integral to the work we do.

We offer entirely fossil fuel-free lawn and garden care services. We exclusively use e-bikes and electric cars with trailers, and use both electric and manual gardening equipment to run our operation. Not only are we effectively reducing our carbon footprint, but we’re also sparing you from unnecessary noise.

We also offer completely organic lawn and garden care services. We never, ever use toxic herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, or other chemicals. Everything we bring onto your property is safe for you, your family and pets, and the environment.

As a “GreenScaping” business, we embrace the 4Rs in our gardening practices:

    1. Reduce
      We reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by running our operation with e-bikes and trailers, and manual gardening equipment.
    2. Reuse
      We use old wooden pallets to create beautiful garden walls.
    3. Recycle
      We recycle whatever can be can be reused or repurposed such as coffee grounds, eggshells, grass clippings, etc.
    4. Rethink
      We rethink our purchasing habits by focusing on products with recycled content or buying recycled goods.

At Yasemin Greenscapes, we are committed to incorporating sustainable practices into the many aspects of our work, of our daily lives, and in the community of which we are part. Let’s work together to protect the planet, your community, your family and even your wallet.