I like to get around town by bicycle, rather than drive a car. Bicycles are a brilliant invention, a perfect example of what permaculturists call appropriate technology, allowing able-bodied humans to get around at speeds of 10-20 mph with great energy efficiency. In fact, if the calories burned were converted into fuel terms (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_efficiency_in_transportation),… [Read More]
By Kazimir Haykowsky, an Edmontonian student of Human Geography, practitioner of Permaculture and co-founder of Edmonton’s Spruce Permaculture Landscaping. Kazimir is in Santiago de Cuba on a 3-month exchange studying language, culture, place, agriculture and food in the Caribbean’s dynamic and historical socialist republic. This is his first journal entry about his experiences for the Edmonton Permaculture Guild blog.
Our theme for 2017 is We’re Growing! Come and Join Us. We’re growing because of you, because of your interest and support. Because of your participation. Today’s world calls for fully alive, fully connected, fully expressed individuals. It calls for people with creative ingenuity, a desire to learn and the ability to collaborate and problem solve. It calls for people with an identity that is rooted in relationship to the whole, and who carry the passion and tools needed to respond to the great work before us.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to chat, and have good discussions about our Alberta Food System! See and hear what is going on across Alberta, meet and chat with other food systems movers and shakers, make suggestions and offer solutions to help make our Regional Alberta Food System better. The 20 concurrent sessions, keynote, plenary,… [Read More]
In the ongoing conversation about climate change and carbon, a lot is being said about large-scale “solutions,” because many people seem to think that only large-scale strategies can deal with a problem as large as the one we face. Without devaluing the contributions that could be made by large-scale projects, I’d like to take a… [Read More]