Agriculture

Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: November 8, 2007

A large area of public land west of Medicine Hat comprising rare native prairie may feel the slice of the plough within a few months if a proposed land swap goes ahead behind closed doors. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that any decisions affecting public land trades or sales must include the opportunity for public participation. Read more about Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Amendment would give blank cheque to irrigators

Bow Riverkeeper

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2007

A proposal before Alberta Environment would give the largest water license holder in all of southern Alberta the role of water broker. The Eastern Irrigation District located in southern Alberta has asked Alberta Environment for an amendment to its water allocation originally granted in 1903. "If granted, the amendment would allow the EID to deal out water to uses other than irrigation or agriculture," said Bow Riverkeeper Danielle Droitsch. Read more about Amendment would give blank cheque to irrigators

Cityfarm Spring Kick-off

Description:
Public Service AnnouncementSpring? Bring it on!Edmonton and area children, families and individuals are invited to awaken the spirit of Spring at Cityfarm’s 2007 Spring Kick-off!On Saturday June 9th, from 1-5 pm, people of all ages are invited to this activity-packed outdoor event to gear up for another summer of fun at Cityfarm! Dig in to activities such as:

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SERLO 5th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

Location:
Didsbury

Description:
SERLO (Society for Environmentally Responsible Livestock Operations) has become increasingly concerned with the rapid expansion of CFO's (Confined Feeding Operations) and our provincial governments encouraging and enabling these animal factories, at the expense of our environment and rural economy. We are having our 5th Annual Conference and AGM next month. We would be pleased if you would come and be part of a group that is working to hold the government accountable and bring back democratic transparency to the process of approving CFO's.

Call for Representatives: NRCB Technical Advisory Group

Please note: this is a different notice from one issued earlier for the Policy Advisory Group (PAG).

Introduction

The AEN has received a request to name environmental non-government (ENGO) representatives who would be interested inparticipating in technical discussions focused on specific issues associated with confined feeding operations (CFO's). The TAG would provide technical information to the PAG for their consideration and recommendation to the Natural Resources Conservation Board. Read more about Call for Representatives: NRCB Technical Advisory Group

Action Alert - Sign On to Paper on "Agriculture and the Environment - Analysis and Action"

Attached is a paper on "Agriculture and the Environment - Analysis and Action", written for the Canadian Environmental Network's Agriculture Caucus for sign-on by RCEN member groups and others. It represents a follow-up to the longer "Green Paper" prepared for the RCEN's 2006 Annual Conference on the Environment in Montreal last fall. Read more about Action Alert - Sign On to Paper on "Agriculture and the Environment - Analysis and Action"

Community Natural Foods presents Calgary premiere of Seeds of Change

Location:
Calgary

Description:
Come learn about the impact of biotechnology on farming and societyCalgary, Alberta - March 14, 2007 - Community Natural Foods is proud to present the Calgary premiere of Seeds of Change, a documentary about genetically modified crops and how they have changed the face of agriculture in Canada. The film will be shown Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm at the Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road N.W.

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Free Information Session: The Community Garden Network of Edmonton

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Are you interested in starting up a community garden in your neighborhood? Community gardening is a great opportunity to grow your own food, for neighbours to meet, for children to learn where their food comes from, and to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity! Hear about the successes of community gardening in Edmonton, what to expect in starting one, and information about resources to help you.

Free Information Session: The Community Garden Network of Edmonton

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Are you interested in starting up a community garden in your neighborhood? Community gardening is a great opportunity to grow your own food, for neighbours to meet, for children to learn where their food comes from, and to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity! Hear about the successes of community gardening in Edmonton, what to expect in starting one, and information about resources to help you.

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