Agriculture

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

Location

Montgomery Community Centre
5003 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB

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

Location

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

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

Location

Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB

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

Location

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

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

Location

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

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

Action Alert: Say no to re-zoning of Edmonton’s prime agricultural land!

Nov 13 2008 - 1:45am

Greater Edmonton Alliance

Come to City Hall for public hearings on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:45pm and let city council know Edmonton wants Food Security for the downtown!

Northeast Edmonton has a unique microclimate and contains the best soils in the province. Presently it is home to a number of market gardens supplying home-grown vegetables and fruits to Edmonton’s downtown and beyond. In a world that is increasingly becoming more unstable, it is important that our decision makers look out for our community health and our security. Paving over some of our best agricultural land for unfettered industrial developments is not smart for sustainable community development.

Even though the current Municipal Development Plan speaks to issues of water, energy, transportation and even disaster management, it does not explicitly speak to concerns around food security. We need to demonstrate to city council that local food production, food security and local healthy food are issues that need to be considered! Read More

Location

City Hall Council Chambers
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary - "Hijacked Futures"

Oct 8 2008 - 1:00am

60 minutes 2008
www.hijackedfuture.com

The documentary looks at the increasingly fragile base of our North American industrial food system.

This is part of the "Thoughtful Tuesday" film/documentary series. It will be held on each Tuesday of the week and at Steeps Tea Lounge (space is limited to about 30 people - first come first seated - no reservations). Read More

Location

Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue
Edmonton , AB

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