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Cara Conroy-Low
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Cranbrook, BC, Canada
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Cold Temperate
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About Cara Conroy-Low

I oversee a one acre Food Forest project at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, in the E. Kootenay of BC. It is one of Canada's few cold climate food forests, and we have been working closely with pioneer Canadian food forester, Richard Walker, on its design. We have a social enterprise farm at Clear Sky and are in the process of discovering how to generate livelihood an income from our farm and food forest. I also have a strong interest in medicinal herbs.

I was born in New Zealand and spent a lot of time in Asia but now live in Canada. I helped start and then managed Clear Sky farm and food forest for 4 years in BC Canada, and am now studying Chinese Medicine in Calgary.

I became interested in permaculture due to concerns about peak oil, economic instability, climate change and unsustainable agriculture. I wanted to help start a sustainable farm at Clear Sky Meditation Centre, so decided to take my first PDC. I've studied with Jo Pearsall and Bryan Innes in New Zealand, Mark Shepard from Wisconsin and Jesse Lemieux from BC.


Food Forest in Year 2 is Looking Great

One Acre Cold Climate Food Forest thriving in Zone4, Eastern BC.

Posted almost 10 years ago (0 comments)

60% of Food Forest Plants IN!

Planting of the one acre food forest at Clear Sky began in late April and has been a great success so far, thanks to so many volunteers and students.

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)
My Permaculture Qualifications
PDC Rotorua, New Zealand
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Joanna Pearsall
Other Teachers: Bryan Innes
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Date: Feb 2009
PDC at Natures Nest Farm, Minnesotta
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Mark Shepard
Location: Minnesotta, USA
Date: Oct 2009
Pri verified
PDC at Clear Sky Centre
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Jesse Lemieux
Location: BC, Canada
Date: Apr 2011

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