Designs that Integrate our Natural and Build Environments
Landscaping & Permaculture Design
Dustin Bajer believes in design that integrates ecology into build environments. With a background in permaculture, Dustin helped design and build two self-watering food forest systems at Jasper Place High School. At his home, Dustin installed water harvesting garden beds, edible perennial shrubs, and fruit trees. In 2012, Dustin designed the award winning Parkallen Diggers community garden.
School Garden Design
Since becoming a teacher, Dustin has been helping schools create innovative school gardens that support learning and build connections to the community.
With Dustin’s guidance, Jasper Place High School became the first school in Canada to design and construct an aquaponics system. The system uses fish water to fertilize plants and plants to clean fish water. Together the system produces tilapia, fresh vegetables, and herbs.
Dustin is an advocate for cross-curricular and project-based learning and has integrating design and gardening projects into his high school science classes. In 2012, Dustin and a colleague piloted the JP InSight program to offer students self-directed learning opportunities.
Since 2011, Dustin has been managing Warre top-bar hives. He is an advocate for natural beekeeping methods and working with the natural behaviour of honeybees. In the 2014, Dustin began manufacturing modified warre hives that are hybrids between traditional warre hives and contemporary langstroths.
Honeybee Swarm Catching
Spotted a swarm of honeybees. Contact Dustin Bajer via this post.