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


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 about Genetically Modified Crops & the Dispossession of Farming Communities


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 about Seedy Saturday


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

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


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

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary - "Hijacked Futures"

Oct 8 2008 - 1:00am

60 minutes 2008

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 about Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary - "Hijacked Futures"


Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue
Edmonton , AB

Panel Discussion: Our Water Futures

Aug 20 2008 - 11:00pm to Aug 21 2008 - 1:00am
The Development Studies Club from the University of Calgary in Partnership with the Arusha Centre will be hosting a free panel discussion entitled Our Water Futures, on the evening of August 20th, at the Old Y building located at 223 - 12 Ave SW. Come join us from 5:00-7:00pm for this interactive event to share your knowledge, concerns, visions, and initiatives on water and food production in Alberta.

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Old Y Building
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference & Tour

Jun 9 2008 - 7:00am to Jun 12 2008 - 12:00am

Greening Alberta… One Roof at a Time


The Alberta Ecoroof Initiative is co-hosting, with the Calgary Zoo and various local organizations, a regional conference on green roofs. Primary objectives of the conference are to demonstrate the benefits of a green roof system, share information on challenges and advance an action plan to establish a local green roof industry through case study review, research and policy development. The Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference will be held at the Calgary Zoo & Botanical Gardens on June 9th to 11th, 2008.

For conference registration & program, go to and select Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference under CTI News & Events. Read more about Alberta Prairie Green Roof Conference & Tour


Calgary Zoo Calgary , AB


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