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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.

To change somehting, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete"

-Buckminster Fuller

Giggling Chi Tree's goal is to spread the art of Permaculture and holistic practices

in Calgary, Western Canada and beyond through the
 dynamic facilitation of

courses, creation of ecological systems,
 functional art and energy work.

We now live in a serious time, where positive action is necessary for our resiliency.

Although we have alot of work to do,
 we can become empowered to better the world,

our communities and ourselves one step at a time, while having fun!

Permaculture offers regenerative techniques that are simple, powerful, transferrable

and are used to overcome challenges while creating beautiful, energy efficient, natural,

holistic and ethical systems.

Giggling Chi Tree, strives for optimal health, growth and resiliency of the earth,

community, and individual through creativity, imagination,
and empowerment!


Meet Kym Chi

ounder of Giggling Chi Tree)

Being deeply inspired by and passionate about nature, art and energy, Permaculture is a perfect path for Kym Chi. 

This visionary describes Permaculture as a brain remapping that helps to look at the world through new eyes. She believes that it can help us to connect with our creative self expression through the recognition of beneficial relationships with the earth and all of its beings.  You can see this expressed through her designs, educational techniques, and art.

To date, Kym has completed a 2 Permaculture Design Courses through Verge and Gaiacraft, 2 teacher trainings with Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman and Michael becker, advanced trainings with educators like Starhawk, Mark Lakeman and Toby Hemenway. She is currently doing a Diploma in Education through the Permaculture Institute USA.

With a dedication to learning and holistic practices, in her earlier years Kym completed a chartered herballist certificate, Reiki Masters program and Raindrop therapy course.
She also did a diploma in Theatre Production majoring in Scenic Art and properties and has had opportunity to study with renowned artists Alex and Allyson Grey.

Dedicated to community involvement, Kym spends much of her time contributing to non profit organizations such as One Straw Society (,  The AREA (, The PCG(, COSM ( and the Evolver network (

Currently, Kym offers Permaculture design, consultation, education, artistic services and healing work.

Want to learn more about Kym Chi? Please watch this video from Verge Permaculture, created by Light and Soul!

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” - Bill Mollison.

For more information please click here

"Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony."
- Bill Mollison

Ground Level
With Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi
Free Intro to Permaculture Learning Day

Experience permaculture in a creative new way with the 18th Ground Level : permaculture activation day
on monday september 22 from 11 am - 5:30 pm in the little village of Roberts Creek
a short ferry ride from Vancouver. Also offering days October 27 and november 18.
To register email

Gaiacraft Presents :
Southern British Columbia Urban-Rural
Permaculture Design Certification Course

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We are joyed to announce Gaiacraft's sixteenth Permaculture Design Certification Course. This low cost, ultra flexible program meets one day a month for 14 months. Co-taught by a dynamic male - female teaching team, there is a sunday and a monday course which are staggered by one month that people can bounce between classes for ease of flow. The program is modular and there is no time limit to complete the certificate. Missed classes can be done at no extra cost with any of our other classes.

Delvin Solkinson has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute and a Field Mentor through Permaculture Institute USA. Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway and a second Diploma through PI USA and is currently doing a doctoral study in Permaculture Education.
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Kym Chi is a dedicated advocate of Earth stewardship, people care and regenerative action for future resiliency. Deeply inspired by nature, art and experiential education, her main efforts are as a creative facilitator, artist, gardener, healer and community builder.  To date; Kym has received a 2 certificates in Permaculture Design, completed 2 teacher trainings and taken a variety of advanced trainings.  She continues to take courses and is currently completing a Diploma in Education through the Permaculture Institute USA. Kym also works for One Straw Society, a non profit focusing on food sovereignty and community resiliency on the Sunshine Coast.
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Together Delvin and Kym create open source learning tools that enhance the course and transform classroom lectures into games.

New Service!
Energy Portraits now available:

Each being on this planet is unique, beautifull and has special gifts to offer to the collective whole, but sometimes we can easily be disconnected due to the many hurdles we all face in our day to day as we are constantly transitioning.

This service is a merging of Reiki and art that offers connection with our highest selves a greatest gifts!
The purpose of the portrait is to help us stay connected with our true essence as we journey through our lives. 

With this service you receive:
-a guided mediation and energy reading
-an 11x 14 visual art peice that combines drawn images and poetry and can be delivered anywhere in the world
-a follow up session once you have gotten the portrait to ensure you connect with it in the deepest way possible.

If you would like to view portraits I have done to date, you may view them

For more information on these and other art and healing services offered, click here.

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