Owner and founder of Calgary’s URBAN FARM SCHOOL and The URBANFARM PERMACULTURE PROJECT, Carmen Lamoureux is dedicated to helping emerging gardeners and permaculture enthusiasts gain the freedom, confidence and common-sense skills they need to live more abundant, sustainable and resilient lives.
Through URBAN FARM SCHOOL workshops, Carmen offers practical classes and seminars to inspire conscious and creative solutions for regenerative local urban food production and resilience skills. Carmen is also a core instructor for the Permaculture Design Certification course, the international standard for Permaculture Certification. A regular instructor for Lee Valley Tools and the Calgary Horticultural Society, Carmen is also a sought-after speaker in support of community initiatives towards sustainability.
Carmen's diverse background in sustainable land management, aerial photography, permaculture, silviculture, forestry and horticulture informs her grounded approach and teaching style, yet it is her passion for transformative change that inspires her students to "grow some awesome!"