Urban Farming & Cold Climate Permaculture in Calgary Alberta


Can you do permaculture in an area that can be 0ºc (32ºf) in the morning, and 21ºc (68ºf) in the afternoon? What if growing days could see as much as 16 1/2 hours of sunlight in a day? These are some of the challenges of growing food in Calgary Alberta, and in this video you will learn how an urban farm can thrive in this climate!

In this video I interview Carmen and Christian from Urban Farm School. In this interview, we cover the high points of their property and classroom. On their property, they are demonstrating rainwater harvesting, no-till gardening, food forestry, rainwater harvesting, season extension and hail protection structures.

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About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture:
In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at https://vergepermaculture.ca/

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