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ACIL Experimentation Site
ACIL Experimentation Site
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1116 Twp 545, Lac. Ste. Anne County, Alberta, CA
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Andrew Paul Bronwyn White Chad Perrault Kathy Parsons Mert Oner Rene Michalak Ron St. Louis Starr Brainard
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ACIL Experimentation Site

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Community, Philanthropic/aid, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group/Transition Town/Permablitz, Political

Project Summary

As part of the Aspen Centre for Integral Living's ongoing mission, the Experimentation site acts as a primary landbase for ecological restoration, woodlot establishment, reafforestation and educational efforts.

Project Description

Situated on a recovering landbase, the ACIL Experimentation site offers a growing demonstration of permaculture principles and methodology in a particularly difficult ecological and political niche.

Home to net-zero residential development, forest gardens, ponds and swales, bio-intensive gardens, and woodlot operations, it is a modest attempt to turn an abused hinterland into a thriving and biodiverse sanctuary.



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