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"Living Places, Living Time: What I learned in 13 lunar cycles of Blackfoot Phenology"

  • Helen Schuler Nature Centre (map)

Join Nathan Binnema as he shares photos and observations of seasonal changes during each lunar cycle through the year from his site in the Edmonton River Valley. This presentation will provide a better understanding of the lunar calendar, the relative synchronicity of the living world, and how we can better live with the land. 

Speaker Bio:

Nathan Binnema grew up, studied, and currently lives and works in Edmonton.  As a child, he enjoyed many camping and hiking holidays to the Rocky Mountains, as well as walks in Kennedale Ravine and other parts of Edmonton's river valley.  With a Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Math from the University of Alberta, Nathan worked lawn maintenance to put himself through school.  Now working for a permaculture landscaping company called Spruce Permaculture, Nathan spends a considerable amount of time working outdoors on projects that align much better with his values.  Living carless in a 200 square foot suite in Edmonton, Nathan had the resources to pursue further learning after graduating in 2015.  He had always wanted to learn more about ecology, and when Ryan Heavy Head's Blackfoot Phenology course was being offered on an online platform, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity that could not be passed up.