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Jackie Avent
Hoop n' Holler, Manitoba, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate

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The Ness Creek Forest Garden
Bronwyn White Chris Muscat Deborah Whitt Edward Lemus Peter Dowd Rob Tress Scott Nystrom Tim Engbrecht
Adrian Buckley Ainsley Krone Benjamin Pries Bronwyn White Geoff Lawton Jesse Lemieux Joey Peters Ken MacLeod
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About Jackie Avent

I grew up on the prairie. Winters in the city. Summers on my grandparent's farm. I always loved nature, being outside, cross country skiing, hiking, canoeing, gardening, frolicking along river banks and in forests. I went to school and got a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba and have been focusing on environmental education ever since.

In 1998, my parents bought the family farm, and it's since become a meeting place for family and friends - a summer cabin and seasonal garden, left dormant over the winter. Yet, questions have arisen about what will happen to this land. Who will take it over? Will it be settled again? By whom? In what way? That is what I am here to figure out.

I first heard about permaculture in school, but didn't really know that much about it before reading Gaia's Garden and then seeking out websites and books that referenced it. Then I took Jessie Lemieux's PDC in the summer of 2011 and it has filled my dreams ever since. I am looking at doing some design consultancy for friends and people in the Winnipeg community, but also trying to figure out how to apply Permaculture Design principals to 80 acres of previously conventionally farmed land. It's an exciting place to be.


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Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Jesse Lemieux
Other Teachers: Adrian Buckley
Location: Clearwater Manitoba
Date: Aug 2011

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