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*Reminder: Thursday Evening -- Design and Plant Your Edible Forest Garden w/Calgary's reGenerate Design

Event Details

*Reminder: Thursday Evening -- Design and Plant Your Edible Forest Garden w/Calgary's reGenerate Design

Time: March 31, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre
Street: 601 Keefer St.
City/Town: Vancouver BC
Website or Map: http://strathconacommunitycen…
Phone: Register on Eventbrite Edible Forest Garden link below
Event Neighbourhood and Type: strathcona, workshop, permaculture, edible forest gardens
Organized By: VV Neighbourhood Food Networks (Ross Moster) and reGenerate Design
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2016

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Event Description

In this Village Vancouver Permaculture workshop with Adrian, Lindsay, and Luke from reGenerate Design (, you'll learn essential principles and techniques involved in the design and planting of successful edible forest gardens.

Edible forest gardens (aka food forests) are modeled after natural forest ecosystems, making them more resilient, sustainable, and beneficial to the surrounding environment and requiring lower maintenance than conventional gardens and landscaping. Like natural forests, food forests build healthy soil, sequester carbon, harvest and store rainwater, and provide a multitude of habitats for beneficial birds, insects and other wildlife, while providing humans with locally grown, organic food.

Topics include Design, Site Prep/Planning, Installation, and much more!

Early Bird Tickets (by March 26): $32
Regular Tickets: $40
By Donation/Pay what you can option available
Register: Edible Forest. You can also register at the event (cash only).

Instructor Bios

Adrian Buckley has a Bachelor’s of Community Design and completed a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009. Before reGenerate Design, he founded and operated Big Sky Permaculture, where he taught courses in permaculture design, and has extensive experience implementing 20+ ecological design/build projects in the Calgary area. He started and directs the Calgary Harvest project, which aims at bringing people together to harvest local unused fruit from registered trees.

Lindsay Meads BSc, MEDes has a Bachelor’s of Applied and Environmental Geology and a Master’s of Environmental Design in Urban Design, as well as a PDC and a NCI Charrette System Training Certificate. She's worked with community groups to develop sustainability plans using public engagement, facilitated design workshops and implemented placemaking projects in the public realm. Before founding reGenerate Design, she worked for the City of Calgary in Development and Building Approvals, giving her a detailed understanding of bylaws, policy, planning and urban design. She also has project management experience in the environmental consulting industry, including managing field programs with multiple contractors, project budgeting and technical report writing.

Luke Kimmel has accumulated diverse gardening experience in a wide range of settings, studying extensively under some of Canada’s most experienced food foresters such as Richard Walker, Gregoire Lamoureux (Kootenay Permaculture Institute), and Rob Avis (Verge Permaculture); and working on some of Western Canada’s largest and most extensive food forest projects. He continually applies his “boots-on-the-ground” wisdom to enhance the design/installation process, and believes that creating a better world is possible through helping people develop a meaningful and productive relationship with nature. He builds excitement and incites positive action by sharing this vision via workshops and public speaking

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