Wild + Pine’s purpose is our place. We are dedicated to serving our community and industries as we help advance a greener future; we hope this unwavering passion will continue to inspire those around us.
From day one, our purpose has been clear: unite a globally recognized innovation community to create jobs and enduring economic vitality. We’re one big tent. We thrive when we act as one.
On December 1st, 2021, Innovate Edmonton celebrated one year of the successes of Edmonton’s innovation community an featured Wild + Pine throughout a video with Innovate Edmonton’s CEO, Catherine Warren.
Chris Kallal, president and CEO of Wild + Pine, holds jack pine with a blueberry hitchhiker plant at the company’s facility at the Edmonton International Airport in Nisku, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. The company specializes in growing tree seedlings inside its high-tech greenhouse which it uses for reforestation projects to help restore former agricultural and oil well sites to their natural state, and also to help clients meet their carbon offset goals.
Taking care of our environment and tackling climate change head-on is a step we all need to take. Some companies are tackling this by changing the perspective from “rock throwers” to finding collaborative methods to work with industries we all know have significant environmental impacts. Enter our guest Chris Kallal and his company Wild + Pine, making a difference more than one tree at a time.
As Canada joins countries around the world in building a strategy to meet its greenhouse emissions goals, the federal government has recently announced their two billion tree commitment. The goal? To strengthen our vast, healthy, and resilient forest ecosystems and mitigate carbon emissions by planting two billion trees in the next 10 years.
Wild + Pine’s initial vision first started as a conventional greenhouse near the Edmonton International Airport, using conventional methodologies and growing practices. As they learned more about grow-light technology, however, they quickly realized they couldn’t succeed without embracing the latest technological advances.
Want to learn more about Wild + Pine? Book a call or come in for a tour of our advanced vertical greenhouse.