Gregoire Lamoureux


From Kootenay Conservation Program:

Gregoire Lamoureux is the director of the Kootenay Permaculture Institute. He is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He is one of the most experienced permaculture teachers in Canada.

Gregoire Lamoureux holds a Permaculture Diploma in Education, Design, Site Development and Community Service from the Permaculture Institute USA.

He has worked with permaculture systems for over 25 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. Gregoire taught the Permaculture Design Course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has also been teaching the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2001.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.

Gregoire is also a founding member of Slocan River Streamkeepers Society. He is the Manager for the Riparian & Wetland Restoration Program, and is on both the Executive & the Steering Committee for the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP). Gregoire completed The Wetlands Institute with BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Wetlands Education Program in October 2015.

His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration using bio-engineering techniques, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture and forestry work. He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005.

Gregoire has also studied alternative building and worked on straw-bale and cob house buildings. He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference.