Dustin Bajer

Dustin Bajer is a teacher, permaculturalist, master gardener, and self-described network nerd living in Edmonton, Alberta. Raised in the country but living in the city, Dustin is passionate about design that combine natural and built elements.

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Northlands Youth Beekeeping Club
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Northlands Youth Beekeeping Club
The Northlands Youth Beekeeping Club is made possible by the Prince Charles Charities and runs from May to November. The post Northlands Youth Beekeeping Club appeared first on Dustin Bajer.
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Urban Food as a Response to Climate Change
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Urban Food as a Response to Climate Change
Urban Food-Producing System Inspired By Nature Can Mitigate Climate Change The post Urban Food as a Response to Climate Change appeared first on Dustin Bajer.
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Win A Hardy Capilano Apricot Tree
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Complete this short survey for the chance to win a hardy apricot seedling grown from one of Edmonton’s historic Capilano apricot trees. Loading… The post Win A Hardy Capilano Apricot Tree appeared first on Dustin Bajer.
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Creating A Classroom Aquaponics System
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Creating A Classroom Aquaponics System
Why Set Up A Classroom Aquaponics System? Lots of classrooms have plants and fish, but not many consider combining the two in a symbiotic aquaponics system. Together, fish-waste provides water and nutrients to the plants while the plants clean the water for the fish. Though aquaponics systems con...
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The Long Tail Of Food
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The Long Tail Of Food
Food’s Missing Tail The long tail of food has the power to transform our entire food system. It’s diverse, local, unique, and sometimes illegal. Imagine that you could line up every conceivable food production activity and arrange them from most to least productive. On one end we̵...
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Slow Landscaping: A Case For Planting Ancient Trees
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Slow Landscaping: A Case For Planting Ancient Trees
Urban Sentinels Almost by definition, cities are active, busy, bustling, ever-changing places where short-lived beings go about their busy days. Fast fashion, quick commerce, short election cycles – the world around us takes on various pace layers. What better way to slow to slow things dow...
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Death Grip. How Decorative Lighting Kills Trees
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Death Grip. How Decorative Lighting Kills Trees
The Dark Side of Decorative Tree Lighting Edmonton has embraced year-round decorative tree lighting, and it’s hard not to love it! An Edmonton Journal article from 2015 (Tiny white lights to adorn city tree year-round) states that the City’s forestry department “installed lights...
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John Walter Museum’s Edmonton Tree Walking Tours
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Interesting and Historic Trees of Edmonton On July 25th and August 8th, the John Walter Museum will be hosting a walking tour of interesting and historic trees of Edmonton. Both tours will begin at the museum at 6 pm with stops in the river valley and Legislature grounds before heading towards Ja...
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Edmonton Needs a D&B Beer Scene
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D&B Beer is thought to have originated in Britian in the middle ages and is made by fermenting a tea made by boiling the roots of dandelions and burdock. The flavour is "mildly bitter and aeromatic). You can buy a non-alchoholic version at some local grocery stores but we're going to make th...
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The Watershed Diet – You Are Where You Eat
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You are 60% watershed - a small pond gathering water from the environment - a small pond with legs. From this perspective, a 150 lb person walking hill is 90 lbs of water flowing against gravity. The post The Watershed Diet – You Are Where You Eat appeared first on Dustin Bajer.
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