Permaculture As Project Based Learning

Well, the blog’s been a little silent lately but not due to a lack of activity; on the contrary, we’ve been busy!

 

Broken Roto-Grow Gets A New Perspective

This Roto–grow was missing its motor and the glass tube that shields the lights from water, as a result, we’re giving it a new perspective… literally… by turning it on its side and suspending eight florescent grow lights down the centre. Eventually, a small pump will bring water to the top where it will be allow to tickle down through the plants to a central reservoir.

Broken RotoGrow gets a new perspective.

@KPKNE Gardening

The Jasper Place High School’s Knowledge and Employability program sets up for another season of gardening. This year, they’re setting up a little supplemental lighting next to their West facing window. They’ll be growing heirloom tomato varieties, herbs, and annual flowers.

The Jasper Place High School's Knowledge and Employability program sets up for another season of gardening.

Lactic Acid Bacteria Starter For Homemade Ginger Ale

This lactic acid bacteria starter was created by adding ginger root, water, and sugar. The bacteria naturally found on the root consumes the sugar and performs an “incomplete” form on cellular respiration called lactic acid fermentation. Fed every day, the starter gets stronger over time and is eventually added to our homemade ginger ale as a way of carbonating it.

Lactic Acid Bacteria Starter For Homemade Ginger Ale.

Aquaponics Expansion

Two of the four new aquaponics units at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Original aquaponics system can be seen in the background. When complete the addition should allow us to grow all of the lettuce greens for the school’s Culinary Arts program and Cafeteria.

Two of the four new aquaponics units

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    wow thank you and you and you and you for bringing this story to the Light and therefore, my Life!

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  • james birkbeck

    I have been trying to find permaculture gardening classes/lessons in Edmonton, but all I can seem to find is the program for Jasper Place high school students. How do old fogies such as myself learn this?
    Thanks.

    • http://permacultureschool.ca/ Dustin Bajer

      Hey James,

      Are you a member of the Edmonton Permaculture facebook page? It’s probably the easiest way to get some information. There are usually a few into courses happening throughout the year. I usually teach an intro at the Devonian a few times per hear.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdmontonPermaculture/

      • james birkbeck

        Thanks. Unfortunately, I have no way of getting to the Devonian Gardens because there is no public transport that goes out there.