The Transformation of Our Urban Home
The Transformation of Our Urban Home
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Commenced:
01/09/2008
Submitted:
26/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
227 Fonda Way SE, Calgary, Alberta, CA
Website:
www.vergepermaculture.ca
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate





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Andrea Olson B. Santifer R. Beckins McLean Briana Lyon Bron(wyn) Elliott Christian Douglas Dan West Denise Grant Eoghan O'Driscoll Collins Flordeliza Harris Frank  Wolf Geoff Capper Geoff Lawton Gordon Williams Howard Storey Jana Macanb Jay Strauss Jevin Barton Joakim Pettersson Jorge Crespo Kathy Parsons Kelly June Hutcheson Kenton Zerbin LÁszlo Wein Laurie J Sykes Lee Robertson Leslie Waldner Liam Phelan Lu Zhao Lynn DeVlieg Maddie Hoffmann Mari Korhonen Maria Svennbeck María Luz Cardozo Megan Bridge murat  çölkesen Mustafa Fatih Bakir Nick Huggins Nick Sikorski Nicola Chatham Nora Bouhaddada Paul Ciaramitaro Pete Blake Rene Michalak Starr Brainard Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Stephen Koen Sven Horner Wen Rolland Yone Ward

Photos of Verge HQ in 2011

Since Fall of 2008 we have been developing our urban homestead in the cold temperate climate of Calgary, AB, Canada. From the tricky chinook winds, to massive hail storms, to -30 or colder, there is a lot to take into consideration here.

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