Kootenay Permaculture Schedule for 2019

2019 Schedule

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Winter Webinars

2019 KCP Winter Webinar Series 

Conservation in the Context of Climate Change – Restoration in Action

KCP is pleased to bring back the Winter Webinar Series from January to March. This four-part series will focus on the Fall Gathering theme of “Conservation in the Context of Climate Change – Restoration in Action”.


WEBINAR #3: Riparian and Wetland Restoration in the Slocan Valley

Thursday, February 21, 10am-11am PST/11am-noon MST

Join Gregoire Lamoureux for the third webinar in the KCP Winter Webinar Series. The Slocan River Streamkeepers have implemented over 40 riparian restoration projects in the Slocan Valley since 2005, restoring the equivalent of 5 km of riverbank. Some of the projects have also included fish habitat enhancement. More recently, the Streamkeepers have also implemented some wetland restoration and enhancement projects. In this webinar, Gregoire Lamoureux, restoration ecologist with Slocan River Streamkeepers, will talk about some of the projects that have been implemented over the years, the importance of good relationship with landowners, the challenges & benefits of the projects and more.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Columbia Basin Watershed Network


Gregoire Lamoureux grew up on a farm in southern Quebec and after a few years of travelling across Canada, he moved to the Slocan Valley in 1989 where he now operates a small native plant nursery. In 1991, he created the Kootenay Permaculture Institute to follow his passion for permaculture, regenerative agriculture and ecological restoration. He has been teaching permaculture and consulting across Canada for over 25 years. Gregoire has also been working in riparian restoration for over 20 years and more recently in wetland restoration. He’s a Co-Founder of the Slocan River Streamkeepers Society which started in 2003 with the goals of improving public knowledge on aquatic ecosystems, to improve stewardship of aquatic and riparian ecosystems, and to identify and restore ecologically sound and effective restoration projects.

Pruning Worshop

March 9th in Castlegar, BC

9am – 4pm

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Learn the correct pruning techniques! When you prune correctly, you encourage a good balance of healthy growth and fruiting buds, as well as good looks.


This intensive, hands-on workshop will focus on fruit trees and shrubs, and incorporates an in-class component and outdoor, hands-on instruction. Key takeaways include: good tree structure; intro to usage and maintenance of pruning tools; and best practices for pruning and maintenance to encourage the long term health of the trees and shrubs and good fruit production.

The Instructor Gregoire Lamoureux has been pruning fruit trees in many parts of the country for the last 30 years. He is a permaculture teacher who has taught permaculture courses at Selkirk College for over 20 years.

Email: spiralfarm@yahoo.com