Budfunding's Sustainability Expo

June 15, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 a.m.

Sunalta Community Association
1627 10 Ave SW

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Budfunding is excited to be hosting its fourth Sustainability Expo happening Saturday, June 15th at Sunalta Community Association! At the event, guests will have the exciting opportunity to interact one on one with sustainability experts, companies, and like-minded individuals. The event will include a panel discussion around permaculture, agriculture and sustainable development in Alberta!

The agenda on June 15th is as follows:

12:30pm-1pm networking, booth interactions & art auction
1:30pm-3pm Budfunding introduction & panel discussion
3pm-4:30pm networking, booth interactions & art auction

Tickets online only here:

Meet a few of our panelists:

John Daly

John has a diverse background including having developed, 4-season, off-grid, greenhouse technology that has seen national media exposure (one of these greenhouses grows food exclusively for the Calgary Food Bank). Another greenhouse was built for an elementary school in Calgary which currently facilitates new curriculum to be taught to the students about the importance of local and organic food. Daly also seeks to disrupt residential architecture with its plans to build sovereign, off-grid, residential structures which heat/cool themselves, generate their own electricity, collect water/snow melt, treat their own waste, and produce food all year round.

Sid Mehta
Executive Vice President,

Sid is leading the private sector engagement in food security and nutrition at various international fora. He is also an advocate for engaging, recruiting and retaining youth in agriculture. He brings with him vast experience in delivering strategies and tactical solutions on creating sustainable food systems. Prior to joining Emerging, Sid worked for ten years for Compass Group Canada where he developed and executed strategies within hospitality and retail food service industry. He has successfully run multi-million-dollar food service operations in several sectors including energy resources, hospitals, schools and higher education, airports, and retail.

Lisa Patterson

Lisa is a gardener by addiction and vocation. She has been the driving force behind the Permaculture demonstration garden in Sunnyside at containR and has been on the board of the Permaculture Calgary Guild since 2012, serving as president for the last 3 years. When not mucking around in other people's gardens Lisa can be found on her off-grid farm outside Okotoks on the banks of the Sheep river. Most recently she has become involved in Regenerative Agriculture which is a feasible way to reverse climate change, heal the land and provide nutrient-dense food. Lisa is an ardent supporter of permaculture, organic and natural food cultivation, solar power and building resilience through community.

Ron Miksha
Author & Researcher,

Ron Miksha began working with bees over 50 years ago. He has extensive experience in queen breeding and has produced and sold over a million pounds of honey. Over the years, Ron has written for the British Bee Quarterly, the American Bee Journal, Bee Culture, BC's BeesCene, and the Canadian Honey Council’s Hivelights. He is author of Bad Beekeeping and Ron is a past president of the Calgary and District Beekeepers' Association and teaches beekeeping courses through that association. Currently, Ron is engaged in bee ecology research at the University of Calgary.

Tickets will not be available at the door so please purchase them here: