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Food Futures Lectures series: Going Local: Putting Ideas Into Practice

Mar 4 2011 - 2:00am

A Lecture Presented by Jessie Radies & Nettie Wiebe

The cry "Go Local!" is increasingly heard today, with proponents pointing to numerous  benefits to a thriving local food system, including access to nutritious foods, support for local farmers, closer connections between producers and consumers, lower carbon footprint, and reduced dependency on volatile global agricultural markets. But great ideas are not always easily put into practice, and creating a local food system faces multiple challenges, as well as rewards. Hear from two leaders in the Canadian Local Foods Movement about their own experiences working to create sustainable local production and retailing industries here in our own backyard, and join us in discussions about how to deepen our relationships to the food we eat, and the farmers who produce it. Read more about Food Futures Lectures series: Going Local: Putting Ideas Into Practice

Location

Room 1 430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Alberta (Saskatchewan Drive adjacent to Bio Sci Building)
Edmonton , AB
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Solar Seminar: Cultivating Community – The Invermere Community Solar Greenhouse

Feb 24 2011 - 2:00am

An evening presentation by Bill Swan – Greenman Sustainable Solutions

In response to the growing interest in local food security, healthy food in schools, and the overall sustainability of our agriculture systems, 300 community volunteers in Invermere BC teamed up to build a 300 sq. ft. greenhouse.  It is now producing both food and sustainability programs for school and community audiences.  Bill Swan, Community Greenhouse Project lead, will discuss how the project was developed including the many social, technical and logistical challenges and successes the project team encountered during the design, construction and operation of this successful initiative.  This is part of a three seminar series on solar greenhouses sponsored by Alberta Agriculture. Read more about Solar Seminar: Cultivating Community – The Invermere Community Solar Greenhouse

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB
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Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Red Deer Seedy Sunday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Red Deer, the event is citizen-driven; coordinated with the support of Seeds of Diversity Canada, Spruce Lane Organic Farm, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the Red Deer Garden Club, and The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture). Read more about Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB
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Calgary Seedy Saturday

Mar 19 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary, the event is coordinated with the support of the Community Garden Resource Network.

Cost: $2 Admission, we accept Calgary Dollars

This family event will have displays by:

  • local seed savers,
  • prairie seed companies,
  • native plant collectors,
  • conservation groups,
  • community gardeners,
  • organic growers; as well as,
  • a seed exchange table,
  • refreshments,
  • presenters, and
  • a kids corner!
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Location

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB
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Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

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Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 9 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more about Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB
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Local Food & Bicycle Movements: Environmental & Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril & Promise

Oct 12 2010 - 11:30pm

Uprisings for the Earth

Calgary’s Local Food, Bike Culture, and a Conversation on “Environmental and Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril and Promise” with Author, Osprey Orielle Lake, author of "Uprisings for the Earth". Participate in a state-of-the-union on social movements reshaping Calgary.

Presenters will be Jackie Mann, Two Wheel View/Good Life Bike Shop and Jackie Puff, Calgary community garden participant and researcher.

Free admission Read more about Local Food & Bicycle Movements: Environmental & Cultural Sustenance in Times of Peril & Promise

Location

2nd Floor Lounge
Wyckham House, Mount Royal University
Calgary , AB
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Central Edmonton Community Garden Cycling Tour

Aug 21 2010 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm

See the bounty that is growing at 7 community gardens.

In an effort to share knowledge, skills and experience among community gardens, participants will be given an introductory tour to each garden and learn the basics of how each one operates. Each garden will have a tour host to share garden details, such as: Read more about Central Edmonton Community Garden Cycling Tour

Location

Oliver Community's Peace Garden Park
10231 120 Street
Edmonton , AB
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Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Food Policy Panel

Apr 8 2010 - 1:00am

For our April Sierra Club Chinook meeting, we have a discussion panel on food policy, featuring:

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Location

Calgary Outdoor Area Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

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