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Crescent Heights Community Association

1101 2nd Street NW

Calgary, AB T2M 2V7

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Cabin Fever is an opportunity for the the PCG to inspire our community to pursue their permaculture goals and this year we are providing some great Presentations on a variety of topics including, solar power, aquaponics, native bees and the fruit-growing possibilities of our fair city.
We will also be holding a limited number of hands-on small workshops… these are at an extra cost, but they will also include something you can bring home with you on top of the knowledge to go confidently into a new space. Some of these will be herbal medicine and sour dough bread making, Final details will be announced here, on the PCG webpage and through our Fb page.
For those in the community looking to network, further a project, or make some human permaculture connections we are encouraging you to bring your projects, ideas and aspirations to Cabin Fever 2018.We will have a special edition of permie drinks on-site after the presentations specifically aimed to connect those who are new to the guild with those who have perhaps a few more growing seasons under their sunhats…
Let’s gather, make plans, learn some skills and make some new connections in our mycelium networks!
This is a private event for PCG members, friends and guests.
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Pssssttt…. Members get $10 off!!

All members in good standing will receive a coupon via email for a $10 discount. Not sure if you are a member? Check our directory: https://permaculturecalgary.org/membership-levels/directory/. Contact events@permaculturecalgary.org if you did not receive your coupon code!

Lectures & Presentations included in General Admission

Devin Meyers: An Argument for Selfishness and Feeding Cities with Aquaponics

Devin is a certified Permaculture Designer and Teacher, and a jack of all trades. With a keen eye for interrelated systems, Devin likes to utilize a unique approach to holistic systems design. He’s a firm believer that the solutions to many problems, large or small, can be found in the principles of Permaculture. From agricultural design to waste and water management, and everything in between. He specializes in Aquaponics, a soil-less growing system that utilizes fish for plant nutrients. He’s a professed minimalist, an advocate for mental health, a breaker of barriers, lover of music and the arts, and believes in unlimited human potential.


Adrian Buckley: Fruitful Thinking – Design Tips and Inspiration for Creating a Food Forest

Tired of spending hours mowing, watering, and weeding; only to have a yard that gives you no yield in return? Let Adrian Buckley of reGenerate Design introduce you to the concept of edible forest gardening, aka, food forestry. This is an approach to creating your own beautiful, low maintenance, nutrient-dense edible garden that is inspired by the stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. In this workshop, you will get to know useful plant species for the Calgary climate, gain practical tools to take your food forest from ideas to fruition, become familiar with design methodologies and strategies to plan a food forest, and hear our experiences to help avoid costly mistakes and achieve your goals faster and more thoroughly. Get excited about what is possible when using this world-changing and land-healing gardening approach!

Adrian Buckley has a Bachelor’s of Community Design and completed a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009. Before reGenerate Design, Adrian founded and operated Big Sky Permaculture, where he taught courses in permaculture design, and has extensive experience implementing dozens of ecological design and build projects in Calgary and surrounding areas. Adrian also started and directs the Calgary Harvest project, which aims at bringing people together to harvest local unused fruit from registered trees in Calgary. reGenerate Design is an ecological design-build firm based in Calgary, Alberta. Their passion lies in discovering integrated and resilient solutions for the design of human ecology and habitat. They create holistic design solutions and empower people to be leaders for positive change.

Lisa Patterson: A Solar Primer

Everything you want to know about solar power and the current government subsidies that are available.

Lisa is an off-grid living, sheep rearing, garden crazy permaculuralist. She is also president of the Permaculture Calgary Guild.

(and we have one more exciting presentation yet to announce)

Optional Hands-On Morning Workshops Presenter Bios

Natalie Pepin: Natural Mouth Care Workshop and Seed Starting Workshop

Our Natural Mouth Care Workshop will walk you through the aspects of natural mouth care and how to create the products that will support healthy teeth, gums, and tongues. We will cover; Flossing (natural options for effective flossing) Tongue scrapping (the purpose and how it can be an integral part of your mouth care routine) Gum and tongue serums to amplify your flossing and scrapping routine Tooth brushes and tooth pastes (selecting a toothbrush and tooth pastes recipes) Oil pulling (how it works, why do it, and recipes for oil pulling solutions) Mouth rinses (the different types of herbal rinses to keep your mouth hospitable to only the best bacteria) This workshop includes detailed step by step instruction, recipes, natural mouth care supplies for your first batch of the product described which you will take home with you. You will learn how to make; Tongue and gum serums Tooth pastes Oil pulling solutions Herbal mouth rinses

Natalie is a Harvard graduate who left university with a profound desire to live simply and regain a connection with the land. Natalie has studied International Relations, Renewable Resource Management, Rangeland Management, Business, and Sustainability for Businesses. Natalie has taught alternative enegry workshops for children, traditional Aboriginal games, business development for women, and now shares with other aspiring homesteaders the skills to live a simple and connected life. Beyond her love of all things entrepreneurial, Natalie has a Permaculture Design Certificate and incorporates the principles of permaculture into all the she does, from raising children, running businesses, to supporting her students. You will likely first meet Natalie in a workshop at the Full Circle Center (where ReSkilled Life workshops take place). However, Natalie is also involved in all the fun taking care of our furry and feathered farm residents, and growing the produce on Fair Share Farms (her newbie farmer adventure). Natalie brings her homesteading skills to the centre and every season you will see her canning, tanning hides, knitting, sewing, making herbal remedies, making candles, making body products, and so much more. Living simply, being connected to the land and family are the most important things to this homesteading shepherd. As an Aboriginal woman, Natalie seeks to bring her traditions, stories, and culture to life in the centre. In her Metis culture, being a bridge between two worlds is a longstanding value. With this as a firm guiding light, ReSkilled Life offers both domestic homesteading and wild crafting focused workshops.


Louise Bruns: Sourdough Making Workshop

Learn how to make sourdough in this hands-on workshop!

Louise Patterson Bruns was born and raised on this farm that her grandfather homesteaded in 1902. Louise has 40 years of teaching experience and received a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2010. Louise is a fountain of knowledge about everything from classical music to wildcrafting.

From her website (http://www.pattersonspringsfarm.com/): This 80 acre farm in the foothills of southern Alberta has been in the Patterson family since 1902. We have a passion for history and the environment that we would like to share. We offer workshops in Permaculture and Pioneer Skills such as growing & preserving your own organic food. Through our monthly home delivery service, we offer fresh produce, home baking and farm fresh eggs.

Tara Stevens & Meghan Vesey: Stacking Functions of Fungi – Exploring Fungi in Permaculture Designs

It is surprising how often fungi are overlooked in our culture given the critical roles they fulfill in our food- and eco- systems. Although the permaculture community has long embraced these incredibly important and fascinating organisms, we too tend to gloss over them when it comes time to incorporate them into our designs and installations. This presentation will explore why fungi are an integral component of the permaculture approach and spark ideas of how to integrate them into your designs. Each participant will leave with a coupon for mushroom spawn that can be redeemed at the Fungi Akuafo online store.

Meghan and Tara became friends at a Permaculture Design Course in 2014 and when the opportunity arose in 2016, joined forces to start Fungi Akuafo. Together they are contributing to our local food system by making growing fungi more accessible to small farmers, DIY growers and designers. Their approach is to serve as a local source for mushroom spawn and information hub to explore the many roles fungi play and the techniques used to cultivation them.

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