Agriculture

SESA Solar Seminar— Alberta Passive Solar Greenhouses: Lesson Learned

Sep 25 2014 - 1:00am

Free presentation and discussion. No registration required. Refreshments at 6:30pm

Speaker: Rob Avis, Verge Permaculture

Rob and Michelle Avis have been living with and researching a solar greenhouse in Alberta for the past five years. Designed to meet the northern climate challenges of efficiently capturing heat and light while limiting heat loss and providing adequate ventilation, humidity, pest control and snow shedding; their experiment has provided some successes and a lot of wisdom. Rob will also discuss the ideal cold climate greenhouse including such design improvements as thermal curtains, an air lock entry, a water wicking system and a subterranean heat storage system. Read More

Location

CN Theatre Rm 5-142
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

Nature’s Calendar

Mar 20 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Gardeners, did you know that the best time to plant potatoes is when leaves emerge on aspen poplar trees? Come learn from Dr. Elisabeth Beaubien how to plant your garden in tune with nature's calendar!

Register online, in person, or call 780-410-8600 Read More

Location

Strathcona County Library, Rooms 3-4
401 Festival Lane
T8A 5P7 Sherwood Park , AB

AWA Tuesday Talk: Get the Buzz

Nov 6 2013 - 2:00am

What’s happening with Alberta's bees and how is grazing influencing our native pollinators?

with Megan Evans

Learn about basic bee ecology and the results of a Master's project studying the effects of grazing on floral resources and bees in southwestern Alberta.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read More

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Feb 19 2013 - 7:00am to Feb 22 2013 - 7:00am

Purpose

The 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference is a forum to discuss the latest issues, information, research and trends in prairie landscape and species conservation. The conference is held every three years in a Canadian Prairie Province.

Who Should Attend

The conference will be promoted widely among the conservation community in western Canada, in Ottawa and in the northern Great Plains region of the U.S., and will recieve local, regional, national and international exposure. Read More

Location

Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes

Apr 21 2012 - 2:30pm

The ANPC is having its annual workshop on April 21 in St. Albert.  The theme is the "Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes".  Talks include wetland valuation, native plants and green roof construction, parks management, low impact development, conservation planning, and xeriscaping.  We have a great program and more information can be found at www.anpc.ab.ca. Read More

Location

The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive)
St. Albert , AB

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