Kari Baker is the owner and head gardiner of Bedworx, a boutique gardening company located in Calgary. Bedworx concentrates on a niche of services including garden maintenance, planting, bed rejuvenations, custom container designs and installations.

1. What do you do in your spare time? Favourite Calgary past-time or activity?

In my spare time I like to play soccer and spend time with my German shepherd dog (I usually take him to work actually). We love going to Bowness or Bowmont Park.

2. What is a fun fact people wouldn’t know about you? 

I am still very hands on within my company. A lot of the Bedworx staff members are very petite women—we are small but mighty! Our potential clients are often surprised that we are the ones who come to physically implement the work.

Also, I love animals. I have two cats, and two dogs (a German shepherd and a chihuahua). Some people think it’s a funny combo.

3. Any tips or advice for Calgary newcomers or those considering a move to Calgary?

Do your research on where you will be spending most of your time and the things you like to do. For example, if you like skiing, you might want to live in the west side of the city for easy access to the Rocky Mountains.

Also, don’t be afraid to join groups, sports teams or clubs. There are many organizations in the city and it’s a great way to meet new people.

4. What do you tell your friends and family from other cities about life in Calgary?

Calgary is such a sunny place and the sun can have a huge impact on your mood! Although it can be cold here in the winter, the sunshine makes up for it. In general, Calgary has a good vibe.

5. Where do you take friends and family when they visit?

East Village or Inglewood is always a neat experience with shopping, eating, and breweries to explore!

On top of that, I like to enjoy my backyard in Northwest Calgary. I am lucky to live in a home that backs onto one of many parks and green areas in the city. To me, it feels like a little oasis and doesn’t seem like city living.


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Calgary is such a sunny place and the sun can have a huge impact on your mood!

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