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Permies in Alberta Canada?

 
                            
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Ok so I don't have the training to call my self a permie I am wondering if the are others like minded, in my local on  this forum? Not for hookups  but for sharing info on a similar growing region information.
 
                
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It's been nearly two weeks and no one has answered your post.    So I will.  I'm not a trained permie either, just a wannabe, nor do I live in Alberta.  However, I did live in Calgary for many years, so I sympathize with you for trying to grow anything there! 
 
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Hi Benny

There are indeed some Alberta permies around; a lot in fact. I'm living in Edmonton but I know for a fact that there are local permaculture groups both here in the city and in Calgary; I also suspect that there are some things going on in Red Deer as well seeing that they are pushing for a Transition movement. Of these three, I know the most about what's happening in Edmonton; here's what i can tell you.

The Edmonton Permaculture Group meets regularly to socialize and share permaculture knowledge, we're currently organizing a Permaculture Convergence to be held on May 1, 2010, inviting permaculturalists and people interested in permaculture from all over Alberta. There are a few different links/was of contacting the group.

Google Group: http://groups.google.ca/group/edmonton-permaculture?hl=en
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109937858256&ref=ts
Ning Website: http://edpermaculture.ning.com/

As for myself, I've been working on creating a permaculture initiative in an Edmonton High School, with an ultimate goal of creating some curriculum. You can see what I've been up to there at:

Jasper PLace High School Permaculture: http://permaculture.jasperplace.ca

There are more and more people here in Alberta teaching permaculture (PDC's) as well; a few that I would recommend are:

Out of Edmonton:

The Urban Farmer: http://www.theurbanfarmer.ca/

Out of Calgary:

www.vergepermaculture.ca
Big Sky Permaculture: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Calgary-AB/Big-Sky-Permaculture/293483108409?ref=ts

I hope that this helps! It's a good time to be a permaculturalist in Alberta!

Dustin Bajer
dustin.bajer@gmail.com
 
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Also, I should have talked a little about the transition town movements going on in Alberta. Thought very new, (still in the planning phase) we have Transition Edmonton; more information can be found at:

In Edmonton:

http://transitioned.org (new site, not much content yet)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=270546301333&ref=ts

In Red Deer:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5813314610&ref=ts

In Calgary:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Calgary/356413820461?ref=search&sid=655525695.970133130..1


Oh, and I also just found the Calgary Permaculture Group's website:
http://www.permaculturecalgary.org/

Go Alberta! Woot!
 
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