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Essential Elements Inc.
Sustainability consultants & ecological designers
Kelly Finigan, M.Sc. P.Eng., Permaculture Designer
Marie Lagimodiere, M.E.S., P.Biol., Permaculture Designer & Feng Shui Practitioner
744 – 4 Street NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1P2
1-403-283-7270 fax 283-9783
Jade Ecology Holdings produces ecology based integrated systems (ecosystems) which have a controlled footprint and sustainability as a goal. Consulting, research and development of sustainable systems of agroforestry, agriculture, integrated urban and rural resource management and ecologically appropriate living environments are key services the company provides. Jade ecology holdings also provides sustainability consultation, education and facilitation services. A main focus of distinction is the use of systems that utilize resources from natural refuse. Creating forest gardens and guilds from lawns, comfortable compost systems for tomato growers and educating ranchers about renewable energy and climate change are all services that Jade ecology holdings provides.
James A D Edwards BSc
4721 48th Street, Olds, AB T4H 1E2
Robel Environmental, Roland Schmidt-Bellach
Supporting teachers and educational managers in successful planning and practical implementation of technology, environmental issues and community service in the classroom. Advising communities and organizations in composting and recycling solutions.
P.Geol., PDC, B.Sc Box 601 Vulcan, Alberta Canada, T0L 2B0, Ph: 1 403 485 6731
The Urban Farmer empowers individuals and communities in developing local food systems that are healthy, resilient and sustainable and that are integral to the ecology of their place. With more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, we urbanites must play a key role in ensuring our own food security while protecting and nurturing local biodiversity. The choices we make in our own backyards, including the way we feed ourselves, have tremendous implications for our own health and wellbeing and for the health and wellbeing of the planet.
Drawing from the vision and practice of permaculture, urban agriculture and organic gardening, The Urban Farmer supports the development of natural, sustainable and edible landscapes in urban and periurban areas through a range of educational, consulting, research, design and specialized landscape installation services.
The Urban Farmer is a small, family-run business based in Edmonton, Alberta, operated as a sole proprietorship, and licensed through the City of Edmonton. Ron has been gardening organically in Alberta for over 20 years and has taken training in the “Grow Bio-intensive organic gardening method at Ecology Action in Willits, California, and in Permaculture Design through the Kootenay Permaculture Institute and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Centre.
aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these. We like to think of the site as a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself.
Resilience is a program of Post Carbon Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the world transition away from fossil fuels and build sustainable, resilient communities.
We are developing an ecovillage in the South Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. The ecovillage is working to be a model of co-operative, sustainable land habitation and land use and features public outreach and education as included goals.
EcoReality has acquired 43 acres of the former 104-acre Hughes Farm in Fulford Valley, 61 acres of which is community farmland. This land features large, irrigated fields, riparian areas on two year-round streams, and young forest. It backs on the Burgoyne Bay and Mill Farm public parks, which protect nearly the entire watershed of the two streams.
We are seeking members who can help us become debt-free through investment in the co-op, which at a certain level, provides habitation and building rights. People of exceptional skill with fewer financial resources are also encouraged to begin a process of involvement that may ultimately result in membership and habitation.
2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7 Canada
CCCR is committed to crafting solutions and adaptations to the critical challenges stemming from climate change and peak oil. Our priority is working with communities to increase their resilience, especially their capacity to equitably meet their needs for food, energy, finance, and shelter. Employing a wide range of organizing, planning and enterprise ownership formats, CCCR emphasizes strengthening the self-reliance of local and regional economies as a key task of transition.
PO Box 1161, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M1.
Phone (toll-free) 1-888-255-6779.
Our objective is to encourage organic and alternative food production in Canada by improving accessibility to quality organic farming content online, while upgrading farmers' capacities to access that information. This will help to provide farmers and prospective farmers with the tools to function effectively in the new economy. While much of our material is Canadian, we also include useful information and links from other countries and realize too that our site can be very helpful to organic farmers using other languages and farming in other countries.
Filbelly Forest grows organic food and medicine on an intensively planted permaculture food forest. A mature polyculture, this woodland is likely the oldest permaculture farm in Canada.
4365 Victoria Rd. Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H5 email@example.com.
Filbelly Forest (originally planted by permaculturist, Richard Walker, is an all natural orchard & farm, certified by Kootenay Mountain Grown. We do not use any chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. It is owned by Sarah Orlowski and John Nagel. Our vision is to combine permaculture principles, organic farming methods and a sound knowledge of medicinal herbs, with our love for nature, qi gong, art, music and culture, to create a sustainable, joyful livelihood, and a resource for our community.
The Kootenay Permaculture Institute was formed in 1991 to develop a model for research and education in the field of sustainable living in British Columbia, Canada. The Institute is designing and implementing permaculture principles and techniques on a ten acre piece of land in the Slocan Valley. It is an ideal site for people to come to learn and practice permaculture. The Institute keeps in touch with both the local and the international network of people working with various approaches to sustainable living.
43 Winlaw, British Columbia, Canada V0G 2J0
Phone & Fax: (250) 226-7302
Linnaea Farm is a beautiful land trust on Cortes Island, B.C. Situated on the edge of Gunflint Lake, it comprises 315 acres of rich forests, fields, gardens, and orchards. It is here that a small group of adults and children have chosen to live, work the land, and learn together ways of putting their vision of personal and earth stewardship into practice. These resident stewards operate a small organic farm, with a market garden, CSA, farm stand — selling vegetable and ornamental plant starts, and meat. In addition to several gardens of annual and perennial vegetables, herbs, berries and ornamentals, there are 30 acres of pasture and hay fields with cows, sheep, pigs, ducks and chickens.
PO Box 98,Mansons Landing, BC, Canada VOP 1KO
Ph: int + 604 935 6370, phone (250) 935-6747, fax (250) 935-6413
1057 Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, BC, Canada
Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi
We offer regular free intro to permaculture days, free advanced gatherings as well as PDC’s, volunteer farm days, APDC’s and specialty courses. Based in the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver area of Southern British Columbia we teach at exceptional farms, gardens and forest locations for additional diversity. Our specialty is free, open-source permaculture learning and teaching tools that we offer as free downloads at printable resolution on our website. http://www.permaculturedesign.ca
Permaculture BC connects bio-regionally experienced and knowledgeable instructors focusing on theory and hands-on activity for students to graduate with the highest amount of retention, application and inspiration needed to create a positive sustainable future.
Javan K. Bernakevitch B. Comn, PDC, PTT, Land Designer & Teacher
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 250-213-3652
Located on an extraordinary 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began operations in 1999 with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage is the host site for O.U.R Community Association, a registered nonprofit society dedicated to the promotion of sustainable community living. People from all walks of life and all ages are able to benefit from educational programs facilitated within O.U.R developing site.
The idea of O.U.R. Ecovillage had its genesis in the early 1990s when a number of people lived in a cooperative household in Victoria. During this time the O.U.R. acronym (One United Resource) was created. Subsequent events can be described in seven different phases.
1565 Baldy Mtn Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W2
Phone: 250-743-3067 Email: email@example.com
We are not an “organization”, although we co-organize some events and learning processes, and have conducted and motivated scythe-related research and design development. For lack of a better term to accurately describe our work, we use “network” to describe a very loosely-structured, ever-changing web of learning and working relationships. Far more of these are with people in Europe than in North America, some dating back to my first journey to Austria (Jan./Feb. 1999). We may work intensively with representatives of one or more institutions for several months while organizing an event; then our connections sometimes fade and new ones are born. Of all those contacts, only a few have remained steady and reliable. A percentage of them, however, can only be maintained by periodic visits in person, because some of the people do not have computers, or don’t write letters. Overall, the telephone has been by far the most useful means of keeping the energy moving (learning of new developments, getting more people involved and sharing useful information).
506-273-3010 or 506-273-2977
1636 Kintore Road, Lower Kintore, New Brunswick, Canada, E7H 2L4
Meet other local people who are interested in Permaculture, urban sustainability and related issues. Meetups are typically held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.
5061 Bear Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1L2
604-763-6984, Meetup Group
Yarrow EcoVillage is located 90 kilometres east of Vancouver and 18 km west of downtown Chilliwack, in Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada. Yarrow has a picturesque setting in the Fraser Valley with a panorama of mountain and valley views. Yarrow EcoVillage is in Ecoregion #196, Lower Mainland, of the Pacific Maritime Ecozone.
The Yarrow Ecovillage is made up of four distinct components:
Groundswell Multigenerational Cohousing -- our remaining homes will be ready in spring 2014
Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm -- most of the 20 acres are being actively farmed
Elderberry Seniors Cohousing -- currently in the planning stages
Yarrow Central Enterprises -- future business and retail development
42312 Yarrow Central Road
University of Manitoba, Living Rural Communities and Environments
The Environmental Conservation Lab at the University of Manitoba works to examine the impacts of environmental degradation on communities around the world and their responses to these changes. We combine social and biological approaches to research, enhancing the quality of our research outcomes and promoting the importance of rural and indigenous knowledge.
Our research incorporates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to management and conservation-related problems that affect resource-dependent, and downstream communities around the world. We examine impacts of environmental degradation on these communities, and their responses to these changes. By using human-related quantitative research and qualitative research like interviews, spatially-referenced community-based mapping, video documentation, we are able to provide accurate and precise knowledge, which is both tangible and solution oriented.
303 Wallace Building at the University of Manitoba.
Or you can give us a call at 474-9316 (Stef, Andrew, and Anna) or 474-7949. Our fax # is 474-7699.
Falls Brook Centre is a demonstration centre and registered charity that works to foster thriving local communities by educating and inspiring people to adopt environmentally sound practices. Through partnerships, recreation, and education that support the creation of a balanced, sustainable way of life, FBC seeks to explore and promote practical solutions to today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges.
241 Canada Street, Fredericton, NB, E3A 2Z8
Phone: (506) 454-5480 // Fax: (506) 454-5310
426 West Glassville Rd, Glassville, NB, E7L 1W4
Phone: (506) 246-1115
Permaculture Design for the home, farm and commercial spaces including edible landscape design, and permaculture workshops.
Chatham, Ontario, 519-352-6461 Email: ckpermaculture[at]yahoo[dot]ca
Taking full advantage of the surrounding Hockley Valley, the Ecology Retreat Centre welcomes groups up to 70 people year round with access to over 200 acres in a beautiful rural forest setting. Onsite catering features home-style meals. Meeting space includes both the Meeting Hall as well as the recently renovated Creekside Room with gleaming wooden floors and large windows to let in the glorious natural sunlight.
Accommodation includes 22 simple but clean rooms with 3 to 4 beds per room.
This quiet retreat is only 45 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
RR#1 Orangeville, Ontario, Canada L9W 2Y8, (519) 941-4560 Fax: (519) 942-395
Serving eastern and central Ontario, EcoEdge Design Ltd. was founded in 2006 by Douglas Barnes [on LinkedIn]. Douglas is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He has designed and implemented permaculture systems in India, Japan, and Canada as well as consulted on projects in Japan, Canada, and Australia. He has taught permaculture seminars in Japan and Canada. He has also taught permaculture design courses as part of the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario.
1058 Whitings Road Unit 11, Torrance, ON P0C 1M0, (416) 455-1969
The Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario functions as a “social enterprise”; we aim to benefit the community by sharing our surplus to take care of people and the Earth. We are a business founded and based on permaculture ethics and principles (see how we apply the permaculture ethics in our work). Our main staff person gives between 1/4 and 1/3 of her work week to community projects. In the last two and half years, we have collaborated with over ten community partners, including schools, a community health centre and several non-profits. Our course participants have done permaculture design and garden work for our community partners; members from these community organisations have also taken our courses for free.
Our Purpose is to:
Provide permaculture education and build local permaculture teaching capacity
Create collaborative relationships to help increase interest and opportunities for permaculture in Eastern Ontario
Be a living social model of permaculture principles and permaculture design in action
Sébastien Bacharach, Email:
Douglas Barnes, EcoEdge Design Ltd., Email:
Bonita Ford, Email:
Rocks for Crops is a partnership initiative in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Canada co-ordinated by the Rocks for Crops team from the departments of Land Resource Sciences and Rural Extension Studies in the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and supported by Commonwealth of Learning.
is Canada's largest community of environmental changemakers, sustainability professionals, job seekers and volunteers. It's a hub for all Canadians who want to work for a greener, healthier, more sustainable world.
Founded in 2001, GoodWork has been supporting Canada's environmental community for 15 years. We help organizations of all kinds to find environmentally minded staff, managers, consultants, board members, interns and volunteers. With over 15,000 postings to date, GoodWork is the first place Canadians look for work in green and environmental fields.
GoodWork's mission is to connect those who genuinely care about the environment with the many opportunities — the important work — that needs to be done. We help people find rewarding, meaningful work with environmentally-minded groups, organizations, companies and government.
Call 1-855-824-8401 (toll-free from anywhere in Canada)
or e-mail: info goodwork.ca
People and Planet, 2NDFL - 969 Wellington Street West, Ottawa ON K1Y 2X7
The Fourth Pig Worker Co-op (a non-profit organization) fulfills contracts in sustainable building design, education and construction, natural building materials design and installation, and renewable energy installation. Fourth Pig provides consultation and training for clients in the green building and alternative energy sectors.
17 Rushbrooke Avenue Toronto Ontario M49 3A8,
Prince Edward Island
Institute for Bioregional Studies
The mission of The Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd., is, “To foster community and regional development through research, consultation and educational programs that encourage the adoption of technologies and practices which are deemed to be socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.”
114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 4S3, Canada
The Montreal Permaculture Guild is a community of Montrealers dedicated to living more sustainable and healthy lives. Inspired by Permaculture, we are a hub for the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources.
We empower each other to learn and grow and become more self-reliant. We garner resources for our members and create relationships between like-minded people and organizations.
email: montrealpermacultureguild (at) gmail (dot) com
FaceBook : Montreal Permaculture Guild
P3 Permaculture Design is a social enterprise with a mission to design, share and grow, appropriate ecological solutions that profit the planet and its inhabitants.
P3 Permacultures est une entreprise sociale qui encourage les solutions écologiques appropriées aux défis environnementaux d'aujourd'hui. Nous désirons offrir une éducation de qualité et accessible à tous. Depuis 2009, notre branche éducative a inspiré des centaines d'étudiants de tous les âges et de tous les horizons. L'apprentissage collectif permet à chaque individu de contribuer une diversité d'intérêts, de rêves et d'objectifs procurant ainsi une expérience d'apprentissage unique pour chaque classe. Chaque cours offre un éventail de possibilités, de partage d'idées, opportunités collectivités, la création d'un réseau de soutien vibrant, de partir des projets communs, et de stimuler l'esprit entrepreneur des étudiants. P3 permacultures contribue au résautage à l'échelle internationale du mouvement de permaculture en travaillant activement sur des projets au Québec, à la Nouvelle-Écosse, au Nouveau-Brunswick, au Costa Rica et au Mexique.
5605 ave. de Gaspé, Suite 106, Montréal (Quebec) H2T 2A4,
Graham Calder, 438.228.5883
Centre Nature et Santé
Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada
L'Annuaire Éco Bio répertorie les entreprises québécoises offrant des produits écologiques, biologiques et naturels. Il répertorie également les organismes et entreprises oeuvrant dans le domaine des alternatives écologiques et des thérapies alternatives au Québec.
Il compte actuellement plus de 700 entreprises regroupées par région. Promouvoir les bienfaits d'un mode de vie sain en harmonie avec la nature.
Canada, Courriel :
La RHA pour la Reconstruction Harmonieuse de l’Agriculture est un organisme à but non lucratif créé en 1994 dans le but de sensibiliser et d’informer sur la protection de l’environnement et les avantages d’une agriculture biologique et durable.
Nous croyons que par un respect et une meilleure compréhension des lois de la nature et des écosystèmes, nous permettrons à la terre de retrouver son équilibre pour continuer à héberger et à nourrir les êtres vivants d’aujourd’hui et des générations à venir. Nous croyons aux interactions bénéfiques entre la faune, la flore et l’Homme.
120, rue Ledoux, Beloeil (Québec) J3G 0A4
Tél. 450 536-0422 poste 305
Téléc. 450 536-0458