President:

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The President of PCG provides leadership to the organization and ensures that the Board adheres to its bylaws and constitution.

Top 3 responsibilities:

  • encourages Board members to participate and supports them in making decisions in their areas
  • acknowledge Board member contributions as they occur
  • promote PCG’s purpose to the larger community – permaculture and beyond (work with Vice President and Strategic Communications Director to reach new groups and people)
  • prepare a report for the AGM (government requirement)

Other key responsibilities:

  • Board Meetings:
    • Prepare the agenda (with input from board members)
    • Chair the meeting. (Various members of the Board may take on this role)
    • Keeps discussions on topic.
  • Acts as one of the signing officers for cheques and other documents, such as contracts and grant applications.
  • Ensures the Board’s activities are focused and aligned to PCG’s mission.
  • Plays a leading role in supporting fundraising activities.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Board’s decision-making process.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of Board Members, using measurable criteria.
  • Annual General Meeting:
    • Prepares and presents the annual report (government requirement)
    • Chairs the Nominating Committee
    • Prepares the nomination list of candidates for open Board positions to be presented at the annual general meeting.
    • Orients Board Members and committee chairpersons to the Board.

Lisa Patterson

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Off-grid-living, sheep-rearing, garden-crazy permaculturalist.

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email: president@permaculturecalgary.org

Vice President:

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The Vice President provides support and backup for the President.

Top 3 responsibilities:

  • acting in a support role for the president as consultant, advisor
  • staying current on what the president is doing, being informed on key issues within the PCG and within the community
  • find strategic ways to connect to the community (cross-over with Communications)
  • chairing Communications Committee

Other key responsibilities:

  • Participates in board meetings on a regular basis
  • Attends the annual general meeting
  • Chairs at least one major committee
  • May act as a signing officer for cheques and other documents.

warrendhall

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Started growing Veggies a long time ago and not too long after I had to hang up my suit and tie and exchange them for dirt under my nails and compost tea breaks instead of coffee breaks Going to be blitzing in our yard to get it ready for sale in late 2019 = departure to Rural BC yahooooo

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email: vice.president@permaculturecalgary.org

Webmaster:

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Michelle Avis

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Currently serving the PCG Board as Website Director. My husband Rob & I run two permaculture businesses: Verge Permaculture and Adaptive Habitat. We have two children, Rowan (6) and Naomi (4).

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email: webmaster@permaculturecalgary.org

Treasurer:

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  • Serves on the Executive Committee
  • Gives regular reports to the Board on the financial state of the organization
  • Keeps financial reports on file
  • Chairs the Finance Committee
  • Acts as signing officer, with another officer or Executive Director for cheques and other documents
  • Keeps accurate accounts of Board receipts and disbursements for Board-related expenditures
  • Speaks for the budget in partnership with the President and Finance Committee
  • Makes sure all necessary financial reports are filed
  • Collects and records membership dues. Issue receipts.
  • Orients the new Treasurer

Deborah Burke

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I love plants.......I can sit for hours on the side of a mountain soaking up their blissful presence, listening to their silent voices. I still have the first plant I ever grew from a cutting when I first moved away from home. It was just natural for me to start gardening at the wise old age of five at the side of my grandmother because it was a love that she shared with me, and it has been a very important part of my life ever since. Permaculture fascinates me because it is a system based on replicating the ways that plants have always grown, and I feel that it is an important piece in the healing of the earth and the rebuilding of cohesive communities........it is time to connect, to build relationships...

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email: treasurer@permaculturecalgary.org

Communication:

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Andrea Greening

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I'm a veteran, a skydiver, a cat lover, a traveller, a knitter, and lots of other crazy wonderful things that make me me. I took my PDC with Shades of Green in Atlanta before moving to Airdrie in early 2019. I'm looking to make new friends and connections in the area. I am very interested in learning more about mushrooms and how they'll save the world! I'm about to make a huge career shift from my military life so I'm off to Olds College to study Horticulture this fall, joined the Board of the PCG & the Airdrie Hort Society, and have started working with Verge Permaculture to learn what's what in the world of Calgary Permaculture.

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email: communications@permaculturecalgary.org

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Glenda Zamzow

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email: membership@permaculturecalgary.org

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Barbara Minard

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Currently holding the position of Director of Education. I coordinate the PCG films for the Green Sanctuary/PCG film nights. For the past 5 years, I've been on the core organizing committee for the wildly popular annual Local Food Supper that happens every September. My key contribution has been to develop a slide show to educate our guests about all the our local growers who so generously donate the fruits of their labour to the feast. I'm passionate about collaborating with Mother Nature. I've gardened for over 20 years. In February 2016, I participated in a 3 week, deep cultural immersion in Cuba to obtain my international PDC. I've created a full permaculture inspired design for my inner city property in collaboration with local consultants/designers. In June 2018, we completed Phase 1 of 3. Phase 1 includes beautiful new hardscaping (using some recycled materials), water catchment systems, an exquisite food forest and relocating my annual garden beds.

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email: education@permaculturecalgary.org

Secretary:

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  • Serves on the Executive Committee
  • Keeps copies of the organization’s bylaws and the Board’s policy statements
  • Keeps lists of officers, Board Members, committees and General Membership.
  • Notifies Board Members of meetings
  • Keeps record of Board attendance.
  • Makes sure that there is quorum at Board Meetings.
  • Keeps accurate minutes of meetings.
  • Records all motions and decisions of meetings.
  • Signs Board minutes to attest to their accuracy.
  • Keeps copies of minutes of both Board and committee meetings.
  • Distributes copies of minutes to Board Members promptly after meetings.
  • Conducts general Board Correspondence.
  • Keeps records of all Board correspondence.
  • Signs official documents of the organization as required.
  • Files the annual return, amendments to the bylaws and other incorporating documents with the Corporate Registry.
  • Ensures that members are notified of General Meetings.
  • In the absence of the President and Vice President, chairs Board Meetings until the election of an alternate President
  • Receives and reads all correspondence and brings it to the attention of the appropriate officer.
  • Orients the new Secretary

Marcia MacLellan

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email: secretary@permaculturecalgary.org

 

Tool Trailer:

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RubyMartin

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Hi I'm Ruby, a passionate Gardener and Practical Herbalist. Creator of Ruby’s Healing Garden. I had the dream of having a garden for a long while, before I finally made it my hobby. I loved it so much that it has made me an encourager of growing your own food and gardener for life! My biggest focus now being permaculture! I can't wait to continue to learn and meet like minded people. I make a All Purpose Skin and Bone Repair Salve with selected plant ingredients straight from my garden (depending on this growing season hoping soon to be all!) This will be available for sale this May 2019. I also offer workshops on -do it yourself- Kitchen Remedies for common ailments. Upcoming schedule workshops at the Light Cellar Superfoods shop. Stay tuned!

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email: connections@permaculturecalgary.org

Community:

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Celine Godberson

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Art Maker, Gardener, bridge builder, passionate cook. I seek: Play, Gratitude, Wonder, Growth, Regeneration of the land and people, together in community!

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email:community@permaculturecalgary.org

Permablitz:

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Traci Berg

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Island-learned permaculturist, needlecraft artist, and aspiring landscape designer. I am fascinated by nature’s hidden intricacies; fractals, spirals, mandalas and tessellations - the simple equations found in our organic environment. My work translates my reverence of naturally occurring patterns into functional, tangible craft, both in fiber and in flora. It is my intention to minimize my footprint, while still leaving a subtle impression behind. Eager to put my hands to many permaculture-fuelled projects! I am currently serving on the PCG Board as Permablitz Coordinator.

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email: permablitz@permaculturecalgary.org