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Dustin Bajer
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I like designing with nature. Education, gardening, biophilic design, rewinding, bikes, bees, and cities. Ecology and network nerd.
I like designing with nature. Education, gardening, biophilic design, rewinding, bikes, bees, and cities. Ecology and network nerd.

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Since 2014, I have been teaming up with Roots for Trees to plant thousands of edible, native plants in MacKinnon Ravine.

People have been asking me about this year's Food Forest planting, and until recently I hadn't heard back from the City. Better late than never as I'm happy to report that Roots for Trees is hosting a Food Forest planting this Saturday, August 25 from 10am to 2pm at the Cloverdale Hill (Natural area north of Strathearn Cres. and 89 St).
All you have to do it show up. Plants and tools will be provided on site.

-Dustin Bajer

"This year, join us in a new location to start planting a brand new food forest.
A food Forest is a self-sustaining planting of native, fruit and nut producing plants and shrubs. Join us to plant these beneficial plants, celebrate Edmonton’s urban forest and build a sustainable community.

Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. We’ll provide all the plant material, shovels and interesting facts for a great day in nature!"

- Roots for Trees
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23/08/2018
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Now taking hive orders for the 2019 beekeeping season.

#Bees #Beekeeping #YEGbees #YEGfood #YEGgarden
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Is Edmonton a Prairie City?

With support from +Taproot Edmonton, +Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and I teamed up for an episode of the Let's Find Out Podcast. What did we find? It's complicated. https://buff.ly/2LDKyts

#YEG #YEGhistory #YEGnature #ShiftingBaselines #Ecology +Edmonton and Area Land Trust
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Took an excursion to a conservation site as part of an upcoming Let's Find Out Podcast episode - I had just finished saying that I used to see freshwater mussels as a kid. And then we spotted them!
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11/07/2018
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I created an open Google spreadsheet as an experimental way to source a list of plants suitable for cold-climate edible landscapes - we're up to 115 entries! Feel free to use and add to the list! https://buff.ly/2lQU51P

#YEGgarden #YEGfood #YEGplants @YEGtrees #YEGlandscaping
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"From the biosphere’s perspective, a city is fundamentally no different from a forest. Both are the result of life’s endless evolutionary experiments. And forests, like grasslands, insects and oxygen-producing microbes, were once a evolutionary innovation. In that sense we, and our project of civilization, are not a plague on the planet. We are just what the biosphere is doing now. The question then becomes what changes must we make to still be “what it’s doing” many millenniums from now?" https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/opinion/earth-will-survive-we-may-not.html
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An excellent article on a cultural obsession. I had a hard time picking a quote - just read the article - it's worth it. https://buff.ly/2LakzGM

"Americans devote 70 hours, annually, to pushing petrol-powered spinning death blades over aggressively pointless green carpets to meet an embarrassingly destructive beauty standard based on specious homogeneity. We marvel at how verdant we manage to make our overwatered, chemical-soaked, ecologically-sterile backyards. That’s just biblically, nay, God-of-War-ishly violent."
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"[T]he landscape-scale possibilities are enormous. Beavers can “deliver significant geomorphic modifications and result in changes to nutrient and sediment fluxes,” write the researchers, “limiting negative downstream impact” of agricultural pollution. To put it another way: beavers could help clean up our messes." https://buff.ly/2J7sMdC
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Day 1: Introductions, Bee Books, and Hive Inspection Notes
Beekeeping Club Selfie Tonight was the 1st regular Northlands Youth Beekeeping Club Meeting - while the weather didn't cooperate, we were able to go through the course calender, introduce oursleves, and hang out this years' textbooks - " The Bee: A Natural ...
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