Bruno (also called the big Kahuna) graduated
from the University of Alberta in 1983 from the
University of Alberta with Honours in Geology
with a specialization in Environmental Geology.
A terminal unemployable, he purchased a half
section of land by the hamlet of Colinton in
1988 using the severance money from yet another
layoff, and started a farm called Mr.
Vegetable, the precursor of Mr. V's Field and
His first book, "Pond Raising Rainbow Trout"
was published in 1990 along with several
critically acclaimed articles on water, soil
and forest conservation.
His second book "Woodlot Management" was
published in 1995 as part of a woodlot
management initiative by Alberta Pacific Forest
Industries Inc.(Alpac) Bruno was in charge of
woodlot management program and also developed a
demonstration woodlot that combined many of the
latest techniques for water, soil and forest
conservation including shelterbelt, orchard and
forest harvest demonstrations.
Mr Vegetable formally changed to Mr. V's
Field and Forest Inc. in September 1999. The
name change accompanied the addition of the new
Mr. V's Garden Centre and Giftshop Building,
attached greenhouse and tree nursery.
Bruno's third book "Designing and Landscaping
the Family Home" is based on the the
construction of the the new Mr. V's building
that holds the giftshop and executive offices
of the corporation. This 5500 square foot
building was built at a cost of less than $35
per finished square foot and uses less than
$150 of natural gas per year.
Bruno's fourth book "The Emperor's New
Climate - Debunking the Myth's Global Warming"
provides a completely different view of climate
Bruno's year is packed with Mr. V's
activities ranging from teaching and landscape
design in the spring, growing fruit, vegetable,
and tree crops in the summer, reclamation
projects in the fall and writing in the winter,
most notably for his gardening column "Time To
Bruno is the tall guy with the dark glasses,
funny hat and pink striped shirt in the top