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Event

Red Deer Seedy Saturday

Apr 11 2010 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

What is Seedy Sunday?

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 Growing Food Security in Red Deer project (members of ReThink Red Deer). Read more about Red Deer Seedy Saturday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB
Event

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Mar 21 2010 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Speakers

  • 11:30 a.m. Get Growing - Ideas and Strategies for New Gardeners with Ron Berezan,
  • 12:30 p.m. Starting Seeds with Bruce Bashforth
  • 1:30 p.m. Growing the Top ten Herbs with Gwen Simpson
  • 2:30 p.m. Urban Gardening Panel with:
    • Dustin Bajer, Guerrilla Gardening;
    • Sonja, Spin Farming;
    • Kim Sanderson, Involving Children

There will be a seed swap, seed vendors, displays, a kid`s table,a gardening book and magazine exchange and a Seedy Café. Read more about Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Location

Alberta Avenue Community Hall
9210 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Mar 20 2010 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

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. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at  Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 - 16 Ave. N.W. (at the intersection of Hwy #1 and Home Road). Read more about Calgary Seedy Saturday

Location

Montgomery Community Centre
5003 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Mar 27 2010 - 6:00am to Mar 28 2010 - 6:00am

Big Sky Permaculture is holding a 2-day weekend Introduction to Permaculture course on March 27 and 28, 2010. Permaculture (permanent culture) is a design system that assembles conceptual, strategic and material components into a pattern that which functions to benefit life in all its forms. Read more about Introduction to Permaculture Course

Location

Calgary Outdoor Area Council, Rocky Mountain Room
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Course: Intro to Permaculture

Jan 30 2010 - 4:00pm to Jan 31 2010 - 11:00pm

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture (*perm*anent - agri*culture*) is the conscious design and maintenance of agricultural ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. The philosophy is one that works with, rather than against nature and teaches that the only ethical decisions we can make are to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children. Read more about Course: Intro to Permaculture

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Event

Genetically Modified Crops & the Dispossession of Farming Communities

Nov 14 2009 - 8:00pm
Ashok Kumbamu, PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Alberta, speaks on "How Introducing Genetically Modified Crops Can Lead to the Dispossession of Farming Communities." Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Riverbend Public Library, 460 Riverbend Square, Rabbit Hill Road and Terwillegar Drive. Everyone welcome!

Sponsored by ND Edmonton-Whitemud. For further information, call 780-993-0839. Read more about Genetically Modified Crops & the Dispossession of Farming Communities

Location

Meeting Room, Riverbend Public Library
460 Riverbend Square (Rabbit Hill Road & Terwillegar Drive)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Seedy Saturday

Mar 21 2009 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate spring at Seedy Saturday on March 21, 2009! It will be a great day of garden-talk, getting everyone enthused about starting seeds and planning this year’s gardens.

Admission $2.00 – Kids under 12 free and we accept Calgary Dollars.

Learn to save seeds and share them, buy heirloom seed varieties that thrive in prairie gardens and help maintain plant diversity by growing open-pollinated varieties of plants from seed. This family event features: Read more about Seedy Saturday

Location

Montgomery Community Centre
5003 16 Avenue NW (Hwy 1 and Home Road)
Calgary , AB
Event

Action for Agriculture Conference 2009: The Land Use Framework — What's Next?

Feb 27 2009 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

You are invited to our 19th AGM and Land Use Workshop

Where Land and Water Come Together

Land Use Framework — What’s next?

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ted Morton, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development

“The Land-use Framework ushers in a new era of stewardship for Alberta’s air, land, water and wildlife. It ensures that the development of our resources will be responsible and sustainable.” Minister Ted Morton

Discussion Panel Read more about Action for Agriculture Conference 2009: The Land Use Framework — What's Next?

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