The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta
The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta
Details
Commenced:
01/04/2011
Submitted:
18/06/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
23 Oxbow St, Red Deer, AB, CA
Phone:
403-986-7981
Website:
www.urbanpermaculture.ca
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)


Followers
Coralie Tate Crystal Rickerd Danes Daniel Halsey Gemma Hurst Geoff Lawton Jackie Lehn James Dasher James Reid Jamie Wallace Jay Cuthbertson LÁszlo Wein Laurie J Sykes Leigh Brown Leslie Waldner Line Marie Elkjær Johansen Lu Zhao Lynn DeVlieg Maddie Hoffmann María Luz Cardozo Mateo Barile murat  çölkesen Nick Sikorski Olivier Asselin Paul Ciaramitaro Rick Hatch Robin Hillsden Rodney Robinson Rylan Zimny Salah Hammad Shannon Franklin Starr Brainard Stella Caban TANYA ADAMS Timothy McKenzie Travis Schreiber

Back to The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta

MEGGA-watt Project in the Carbon Farmer Contest

Project: The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta

Posted by Rene Michalak almost 6 years ago

The Carbon Farmer's "Face Your Footprint" Contest is now open until February 24! Please vote for the "MEGGA-watt?" project!

The Carbon Farmer is giving away $2551.00 to communities in need of an eco-friendly face-lift! The "MEGGA-watt?" project was selected for this great competition!

Vote now and vote daily until February 24 - http://bit.ly/Tf4a44

The "MEGGA-watt?" Project (Micro-Energy Generating Garage Assembly) is a demonstration / prototype to turn everyday detached garages from simple storage units (aka 'car-holes') into food growing and energy-generating systems using permaculture design. 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 MEGGA can then customize how they want the system to function and what and how they want to grow.

This project prototype takes a 24'x26' two-car garage and couples it with a 23ft off-grid 4-season geodesic dome greenhouse. The greenhouse will be accessed through the heated garage which will host a 6000L vermiponic (aquaculture) system to raise tilapia and red claw crayfish, a rainwater catchment system to fill the fish tanks and water the greenhouse, a 7'x9'-32-tray aeroponic system for growing microgreens and wheat grass, an 8'x8' walk-in cooler for cold storage, a solar PV and solar thermal array on the roof, and in the greenhouse a climate battery and rocket mass heater (coppiced wood-fired) hot tub! There will even be enough room in the garage for a small workshop and/or one parking space!

Hosted by ReThink Red Deer (The Sustainable Red Deer Society) at their 1/5-acre urban homestead, this project will demonstrate sustainable urban living to the community and the rest of the world as it leverages the practice of urban homesteading and the success of the existing edible forest and SPIN-gardens on site.

The overall fundraising goal is $30,000 to purchase the building materials for the greenhouse, the Solar PV and Solar thermal technology, the rainwater catchment system and to pay for the installation labour for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) of the garage and greenhouse.

Throughout January & February I'll be posting info on all the main components of the MEGGA-watt? system so stay tuned and vote daily until Feb 24!

http://bit.ly/Tf4a44

Cheers,

Rene Michalak
Managing Director
ReThink Red Deer
www.rethinkreddeer.ca

The Carbon Farmer




The Carbon Farmer on the CBC series "The Dragon's Den":



Faceyourfootprint

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to comment.

Courses Taught Here!
Project Badges
Urban Residential Demonstration Educational Master plan
Administrators
Rene Michalak - Admin
Team Members
Kathy Parsons - Office Manager Martin Scholz - Trainer Rene Michalak - Project Lead Starr Brainard - Intern

Report The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta

Reason:

or cancel

Hide The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta

Reason:

or cancel

Hide MEGGA-watt Project in the Carbon Farmer Contest

Reason:

or cancel

Legend of Badges

Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.

Member

Member

A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.

Male memberFemale member

Permaculture Matchmaker

One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.

unverified

PDC

People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.

verified

PDC Verified

People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_verified

PRI PDC

People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.

pdc_teacher

PDC Teacher

People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.

pri_teacher

PRI Teacher

With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.

PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.

pri_teacher

Aid Worker

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

pri_teacher

Consultant

The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.

community

Community Project

Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.

Report MEGGA-watt Project in the Carbon Farmer Contest

Reason:

or cancel