Some recent client work.

Ron’s knowledge and experience have been a wonderful contribution to the City of Edmonton’s Master Naturalist Program (a learn-and-serve stewardship program for adults) over the last two years - his session was a favourite amongst the participants. Ron is a warm and engaging speaker and a gifted community developer, and we were delighted with the permaculture wisdom he brought to our program.
— Angela Hobson, City of Edmonton


University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB (2013/2016)
Research project on "Permaculture as Transformational Learning in the Cuban Context" and "Cuba's Permaculture Movement - a Transformational Learning Model" in Action Research for Food System Transformation with Dr. Mary Beckie, Faculty of Extension.

Medicine Hat Public Health, Medicine Hat, AB (2015)
Food forest visioning, design, implementation and community workshops.

Recycle Edson Society - Edson, AB (2013 - 2015)
Community garden visioning, design and implementation including garden beds, orchard, gathering areas and natural features.

Shaw Conference Centre - Edmonton, AB (2012/2013)
Redevelopment of landscape with food production, bio-diversity and First Nation history.

Pivot Inc. - Edmonton, AB (2010)
Whole Community Design project, food and soils consultant.

Bethel Lutheran Church - Camrose, AB (2009 – 2010)
Greening the church grounds and local permaculture community development.

Generations Gardening and Growing Together - Edmonton, AB (2009)
Training for project coordinators and board members for low-income housing gardening.

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Edmonton, AB (2009)
Development and design of the “Living Garden” food gardening project.

Grand Meadow Community Garden - Edmonton, AB (2009)
Garden design recommendations and rain water harvesting system.

Unitarian Church of Calgary - Calgary, AB (2009)
Greening the sanctuary consultation and community garden enhancement.

The Willows Eco-village Project - Edmonton, AB (2009)
Community food systems consultant.

Greater Edmonton Alliance - Edmonton, AB (2008 - 2009) {voluntary}
NE agricultural lands preservation campaign.

River City Chickens Collective - Edmonton, AB (2007–2010) {voluntary}
Research and development of pilot project proposal for urban chicken keeping in the city.

Riverdale Net-zero Energy Home - Edmonton, AB (2007–2009)
Project visioning team member and sustainable landscape design and installation.

Glenora Gates Condominium Association - Edmonton, AB (2007/2008)
Landscape assessment and recommendations.

Crystal Glass Community Garden - Edmonton, AB (2007)
Garden design and rain water harvesting system.

Emerald Hills Urban Village - Strathcona County, AB (2006)
Community and local food production consultant to the project design team.

City Farm - Edmonton, AB (2005)
Program visioning and development.

Multicultural Heritage Centre - Stony Plain, AB (2005–2008)
Kitchen garden development for Homesteader’s restaurant, edible landscaping strategies, support for development of Organic Master Gardening Program.

British Columbia

Kanaka Bar First Nation - Kanaka Bar, BC (2016 - present)
Coordination of a "food system assessment" and recommendations for a comprehensive food security strategy. Design and development of a community food forest, medicinal plants garden and vegetable gardens. Community permaculture and food growing workshops. Planning and design for small farm development.

Powell River Food Policy Council - Powell River, BC (2017-2018)
Community member of the Council.

Skookum Food Provisioners Cooperative - Powell River, BC (2015 -2018)
Fruit tree pruning and maintenance workshops, biochar workshops, seed saving workshops, AGM featured speaker and facilitation of the Skookum partnership with the Sycamore Commons permaculture project.

Urban Homesteading Bootcamp - Powell River, BC (2015 - 2018)
Facilitated numerous workshops on permaculture, biochar, food forests, etc. and coordinated the relationship between the Bootcamp and the Sycamore Commons project site.

Groundswell Conference - Powell River, BC (2016)
Featured speaker on community initiatives for food security.

Society for the Advancement of Local Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA)
- Powell River, BC (2011–2015) {voluntary}
Volunteer Board Member, Development of business plan for a regional farm hub.

Saint David and Saint Paul Anglican Church - Powell River, BC (2012–2018)
Community permaculture program visioning, design, installation and ongoing coordination.

Tourism Powell River - Powell River, BC (2012)
Visioning permaculture for the Powell River region.

James Thomson School - Powell River, BC (2011/2012)
Development of a vision and a design for a school garden.

City of Prince George - BC (2011)
Planning an edible landscape and teaching garden for the library.


Saint Mary’s Road United Church - Winnipeg, MB (2008)
Greening the church grounds consultation.


Ontario Environmental Network - Southern Ontario (2010)
Permaculture and urban food production consultations and workshops throughout Southern Ontario.


Productions 350 Inc - Montreal, QB (2012)
Contacts and logistical support for an urban agriculture film shoot in Cuba.


Dawson City (2012)
Design, workshop and installation for a community forest garden.

City of Whitehorse (2010)
Sustainable landscape alternatives for public spaces.

Whitehorse Eco-Village Project (2010)
Community design and small scale food production strategies.

Yukon Housing Authority - Whitehorse (2010)
Strategies for integrating food production into social housing projects.

And hundreds of private consultations
with residential home owners throughout
Western Canada and beyond.

I was lucky enough to find Ron Berezan, and have him come down to Calgary three times to deliver full day sessions to the Calgary Zoo’s Master Gardener Training Program. From a lead instructor’s standpoint, they were fabulous days, as I had full confidence in Ron’s planning and teaching abilities. He was in full control of the class for the day, which was a joy for me. His topic delivery (edible gardening, xeriscaping etc.) was always inspiring and informative for the students, and I wouldn’t hesitate to say that he sparked new areas of interest for many of the students, due to his excellent content knowledge, and passion for his subject area. I would highly recommend Ron for any teaching or speaking engagements.
— Jane Reksten, Supervisor, Continuing Education, Calgary Zoo and Botanical Garden