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A Garage and a Greenhouse

The Food Garage Project in Red Deer, Alberta

The basic concept is to partner a garage with an attached greenhouse and renewable energy to create sustainable 4-season growing systems with minimal fossil fuel input that serves both practical and recreational purposes. Owners of a Food Garage can then customize how they want the system to function and what and how they want to grow. Our goal is to show that a family of four can provide all of their food needs for one year in perpetuity using this system – anywhere in the world!

Surrounded by an urban perennial food forest, this project prototype takes a 22’x24′ two-car garage and couples it with a 26ft off-grid 4-season geodesic dome greenhouse. The greenhouse will be accessed through the heated garage which will host:

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July 12, 2013   Comments Off on A Garage and a Greenhouse

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture Certificates – University of Guelph

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Courses – Fall 2013

Theory and Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture
Identify the potentials and constraints for urban gardens in the urban environment, including low input production, certified organic and restorative horticulture and agriculture.
Instructor: Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm

Sustainable Urban Crop Production
Learn best management practices and techniques to grow food productively and sustainably in a variety of urban environments. Examine the growth and development of plants used for food as well as the factors that affect productivity.
Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm

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