Forces Of Nature:
Nearly four years ago the vision forLeaf Ninjas was seeded. Since then four hard working young entrepreneurs have dedicated their lives to making this company’s beautiful vision a reality. Over time the foundation and structure of Leaf Ninjas Inc. has been formed and solidified into what it is today, growing from an environmentally conscious leaf raking / fall clean-up company into one of Calgary’s leading edible landscaping / food forest design / install / maintenance firms.
Realizing the need for progressive new ideas in gardening, land use, and agriculture; the Leaf Ninjas have boldly gone where few have gone before, pioneering new methods of food forest design and planting with integrated rainwater harvesting systems in the cold, temperate climate of Western Canada. With an ever evolving design aesthetic based on the respect for and understanding of natural systems, synergized with high quality artistic design, Leaf Ninjas’ process achieves the goal of creating spaces that feel like paradise.
These gentlemen have cultivated a family-like relationship through running various businesses and often living together over the last 7 years. The group is driven by a strong motivation to help make the world a better place, and have a great time while doing it!
Visions Of Paradise:
As Nature working, the Leaf Ninjas are committed to pioneering healthy and productive relationships between humans and the ecosystems they interact with, while leaving behind legacies of increasing value for future generations to partner with, inspiring systems of ecological harmony and cultivating profound experiences of regenerative beauty.
Heard about Leaf Ninjas today, and I won't put words in their mouths:
Things like this reaaaaaally make me wish that I had a backyard, but it also makes me excited to see what happens with the Community Garden this year (and to have the opportunity to garden outside of my balcony pots). I always try to feel like things are going to turn out for the best, but this time I really, truly sense that there is a lot of fire driving campus initiatives and I feel lucky that I might get to see it happen while I'm still in my undergrad.
Today was bittersweet - the office celebrated pi day with a delicious assortment of fruit pies from Bliss & Co. Cupcakes and Desserts. They were a pretty incredible precursor to one of the workshops that we ran today, focused on campus dining. This is one of my favourite workshop topics not just because I enjoy food A LOT but because I think it is one of the most interesting topics in sustainability. Everyone in the room engaged in lots of lively debates about the pros and cons of eating 'local' or what the definition of 'local' even means in a food purchasing context. In light of San Francisco's recent water bottle ban we also talked about logistics of bottle-banning and what it would mean in a campus context. I can't share everything about what goes on behind-the-scenes, but I can say I always find it really interesting to hear all the different opinions and love being able to have people from all experience levels or departments on campus coming together to talk about these very real ideas. And farmer's markets....I love farmer's markets.
The sadder part of the day came upon hearing that one of our co-workers recently submitted their resignation letter. While I am super excited for them to grow and enjoy life outside the office, we will certainly miss them and it's always a loss to lose a great person who never ceases to make everyone's day.
With that being said, here is this week's song swap, on time!
Lil Wayne - Movement
Spacehog - In The Meantime
Rhye - Last Dance
Junip - In Every Direction (White Sea Remix)
A$AP Rocky ft. Lana Del Rey - Ridin'
So, it's official. I suck at maintaining a consistent schedule (ever since I missed my own birth...)
In my defense, I had two workshops Friday to prepare for and have been working at either both the university + Pet Planet or going to the university and taking classes. I also went to a workshop about building communities end engaging people! I guess that's still no excuse, please accept these songs as condolences:
Mos Def - Ms Fat Booty
Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Holy Roller
Lupe ft. Ab-Soul - Thorns & Horns
CyHi the Prynce - Is It Me
Broken Bells - Holding On For Life
Broken Bells - Holding On For Life (Nick Zinner Remix)
Eliza Doolittle - Skinny Genes