Our Story

We are reGenerate Design Ltd.

We are an ecological design-build firm based in Calgary, Alberta. Our passion lies in discovering integrated and resilient solutions for the design of human ecology and habitat. We create holistic design solutions and empower people to be leaders for positive change.

reGenerate Design offers urban design, permaculture and placemaking services in the Calgary area at a range of scales; from urban yards and peri-urban acreages to community gardens and public spaces.

  • We provide integrated design and construction services to homeowners seeking to establish beautiful and self-sustaining landscapes that produce an abundance of local food.
  • We strengthen ecological, social and economic connections for community organizations and local government through education and interactive workshops.
  • We inspire community members to creatively transform public spaces using urban design and permaculture principles.
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Our Projects

We are currently working on a range of projects that include:

Here are some examples of past work that has been completed and is now under the stewardship of the owners:

Get Involved

We need your help to make great things happen. Our community installations events offer the opportunity to volunteer your time to gain some knowledge, get your hands dirty, meet new people, and have fun!

Here’s what we’ve been up to so far in 2016, check back often for upcoming community installation events:

  • May 28, 2016 – Public food forest maintenance and cover-crop session at the Forest Lawn Natural Park
  • May 28, 2016 – Perennial planting day for parent and students at the King George Elementary School food forest
  • June 11, 2016 – Parkdale Community Garden food forest planting
  • June 18, 2016 – Medicinal Garden Permablitz with Conscious Paths
  • More to come!

The 2015 season was a great success thanks to the help of many dedicated community volunteers. Here is a summary of the community installation events that we facilitated in 2015:

  • May 24, 2015 – Wildwood Community Garden annual vegetable garden bed build
  • Jun 6, 2015 – Small residential food forest/annual garden
  • Jun 21, 2015 – Residential edible garden makeover
  • Aug 22, 2015 from 9am-2pm – Depave event at Twin Views Communal Garden.
  • Aug 29, 2015 from 9am-2pm – Planting day at Twin Views Communal Garden.
  • Sept 25 & 26, 2015 from 9am-4pm – Public food forest installation at the Forest Lawn Natural Park

Who We Work With

In addition to our design team, reGenerate Design actively collaborates with industry-leading professionals from around the world, as well as local change-makers, to ensure that we are achieving innovative solutions. Our strategic partners include:

Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Upcoming

Fruitful Thinking – Calgary Workshop, December 3rd

Tired of spending hours mowing, watering, and weeding; only to have a yard that gives you no yield in return? Join us for this fun and interactive evening! First, we’ll have a potluck and drinks, because breaking bread together is awesome. Then, we’ll give you design tips and inspiration for creating a food forest in Calgary, from plants species and design to establishment and maintenance. All the while, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, practice your design skills, and get to know other participants. Get excited about what is possible when using this world-changing and land-healing gardening approach!

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Past

20160618_100307Establishing an Edible Forest Garden – Calgary Workshop, October 1st

You’re invited to join us for an afternoon of learning and hands-on activities in one of Calgary’s oldest intentionally planted food forests. In this workshop you will get to know some of the best plants to use for creating food forests in Calgary and area, how these plants work together as a community, as well as the essential tasks to help any food forest thrive during the establishment years and beyond.

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2016 Calgary Permaculture Tour, August 13th

Join Prairie Sage Permaculture for the 5th annual tour of permaculture sites in and around Calgary. For the first time, a reGenerate Design project will be a stop on this fantastic tour! Be prepared to be inspired, amazed, use all of your senses on this afternoon tour that ends with a full organic dinner at Patterson Springs Farm south of Calgary.  If you are a foodie, gardener, parent, grandparent, new to Calgary, or wanting to feel excited about the growing opportunities in Calgary, please join us on Saturday, August 13 from 12:30pm-9:00pm.

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Stories from the Food Forest – Calgary 1 Hr Workshop at Parkdale Community Garden, July 20th

This evening workshop will introduce you to the concept of edible forest gardening in Calgary, and get you inspired about what is possible when using this world-changing and land-healing gardening approach! We will showcase inspiring examples of community and residential projects that integrate edible forest gardening, community gardens, urban farms, and other aspects of a healthy urban food system. We will share our observations and learnings, discuss some species to get excited about, and share the beauty and potential to create abundance that food forests provide.

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Forest lawn 1Wild Ideas: Edible Forest Gardening – Fernie Evening Discussion, April 18th

In this evening presentation, we will showcase inspiring examples of community projects that integrate edible forest gardening, community gardens, urban farms, and other aspects of a healthy urban food system. Participants will then break into group discussion and answer the question – how can we do this in Fernie?

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Design and Plant Your Edible Forest Garden – Fernie 3 Hr Workshop, April 17th

This afternoon workshop covers essential principles and strategies for designing and planting an edible forest garden aka food forest. We will discuss how to design mutually beneficial plant communities aka “plant guilds” as well as key tips and tricks to use when preparing a site, installing, and maintaining a food forest.

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establishment detailed editedDesign and Plant Your Edible Forest Garden – Sunshine Coast BC, April 2 & 3

Our 2 day food forest workshop will teach you essential principles and techniques involved in the design and planting of successful edible forest gardens that are productive, beautiful, regenerative, and low maintenance. This workshop will be hosted in collaboration with Gaiacraft, Gaia’s Guild, One Straw Society, and The Sechelt Nation.

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Senses_soul_1Welcome To The Food Forest – Sunshine Coast Evening Talk, April 1

This presentation is designed to introduce you to to the concept and history of edible forest gardening in temperate climates, and get you inspired about what is possible when using this world-changing and land-healing gardening approach!

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edmonton food forest editedDesign and Plant Your Edible Forest Garden – Vancouver 3 Hr Evening Workshop, March 31

This evening workshop covers essential principles and strategies for designing and planting an edible forest garden aka food forest. We will discuss how to design mutually beneficial plant communities aka “plant guilds” as well as key tips and tricks to use when preparing a site and installing a food forest.

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Our Team

  • BCD

    Adrian Buckley has a Bachelor’s of Community Design and has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009. Before reGenerate Design, Adrian founded and operated …

  • BSc, MEDes

    Lindsay Meads has a Bachelor’s of Applied and Environmental Geology and a Master’s of Environmental Design in Urban Design, as well as completing a …

  • PDC

    Luke has accumulated diverse gardening experience in a wide range of settings, studying extensively under a handful of Canada’s most experienced food foresters such …

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