Garden Speaker Series – July 20, 2016

Food Forest with Adrian Buckely/Luke Kimmel from reGenerate Design

July 20, 2016
7:30 – 8:30 PM
Parkdale Community Centre – 3512 5th Ave NW


Stories from the Food Forest

This evening workshop will introduce you to the concept of edible forest gardening in Calgary, and get you inspired about what is possible when using this world-changing and land-healing gardening approach! Adrian Buckley and Luke Kimmel of reGenerate Design will showcase inspiring examples of community and residential projects that integrate edible forest gardening, community gardens, urban farms, and other aspects of a healthy urban food system. They will share their observations and learnings, discuss some species to get excited about, and share the beauty and potential to create abundance that food forests provide.

Adrian Buckley

Adrian Buckley has a Bachelor’s of Community Design and has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009. Before reGenerate Design, Adrian founded and operated Big Sky Permaculture, where he taught courses in permaculture design, has extensive experience implementing over 20 ecological design and build projects in Calgary and surrounding areas. Adrian started and directs the Calgary Harvest project, which aims at bringing people together to harvest local unused fruit from registered trees in Calgary.

Luke Kimmel

Luke has accumulated diverse gardening experience in a wide range of settings, studying extensively under a handful of Canada’s most experienced food foresters such as Richard Walker, Gregoire Lamoureux (Kootenay Permaculture Institute), and Rob Avis (Verge Permaculture); and working on some of Western Canada’s largest and most extensive food forest projects to date. He continually applies his “boots-on-the-ground” wisdom to enhance the design and installation process. Luke believes that creating a better world is possible through helping people develop a meaningful and productive relationship with nature. He builds excitement and incites positive action by sharing this vision through workshops and public speaking.