Food Garage

Rene Michalak

The Food Garage is a demonstration project to turn everyday detached garages from simple storage units into four-season food growing and renewable energy-generating systems using urban permaculture (integrated) design.

Rene is an enterprising renewable energy electrician, permaculture designer, biomimicry professional, and open-source technology enthusiast who collaborates with leaders, cities, businesses, and agencies to identify and implement natural-systems-based solutions to human, social, and infrastructure problems. In the community, Rene is leading numerous projects via ReThink Red Deer and like-minded organizations which provides opportunities for hands-on activities that build a sustainable community.