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Permaculture Speaker Series: Indoor Agriculture at MacEwan University

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MacEwan University, Building 7 Room 7-138

10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2

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Sponsored by MacEwan University's Office of Sustainability and Campus Services.

Join the Edmonton Permaculture Guild for an evening of discussion and tours around the MacEwan University Indoor Food Systems with guests Spruce Permaculture!

Doors at 6:30, presentation and tour at 7:00, Q&A at 8:30. Popcorn will be provided!

If you would like to support the work of the Edmonton Permaculture Guild, consider picking up a “by-donation” ticket on Eventbrite or bring a cash or cheque donation to the event!

Held at MacEwan University's building 7, please consider the environment (and your wallet) and take transit to this event! The Metro LRT line runs directly to MacEwan, the Capitol Line to Corona Station is a quick walk and numerous buses run on 104 avenue.

In a Northern climate, does it make economic and ecological sense to move some of our farms indoors year-round? Can cities become food producing spaces instead of food deserts?

MacEwan University has a fascinating and forward-looking initiative for food sustainability on campus starting with three discrete systems utilizing hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic technology. The goal is to demonstrate how food can be produced indoors for preparation and consumption just meters from where it is grown. We'll discuss the benefits, challenges and technologies behind year-round, indoor food production in the Edmonton context and tour around the systems with plenty of opportunities for questions and critiques.

About our guests:

Operating in Edmonton for two years, Spruce Permaculture is an urban food consultancy and permaculture landscaping company providing regenerative food-production and design services to the Edmonton community since 2016. They are dedicated to producing sustainable food, creating beautiful spaces, rewilding the city and returning ecosystem functions to YEG.

Kaz Haykowsky is a student of urban spaces, a regenerative living enthusiast and a lifelong Edmonton gardener. He is passionate about creating cities that are connective, food-producing, energy net-positive and biophilic.

Marcin Makarewicz has an abiding passion for sustainability, permaculture, food, community and how they intersect. He served as president of the U of A Sustainable Food Initiative and as manager of the Dickinsfield Blooms community garden.

Andy Gabinet is a heavy duty mechanic by trade and has been the engine of Spruce Permaculture since its inception. He's got a mind for technical systems from hydraulics to hydroponics and applies his expertise to find creative solutions to all kinds of problems.

The Edmonton Permaculture Guild is a local nonprofit membership society with deep roots in Edmonton. Our organization was formed in 2007 by a group of people passionate about permaculture and the solutions that this design system offers our civilization. We come together to develop a truly sustainable way of life by mounting and supporting projects that Build Community, Educate, Inform, and Transition Land.

http://edmontonpermacultureguild.ca/



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