Food Issues

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Mar 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

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 Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary (a project of ReThink Red Deer's Centre for Urban Agriculture).


Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Mar 20 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm


At Edmonton Seedy Sunday we hope to promote and protect biodiversity, support seed savers and open pollinated/organic/heritage seed vendors.

What is Edmonton Seedy Sunday?

Swap some of your seeds for seeds that somebody else has donated. Donations of seeds are welcome.

There will be open pollinated/organic/heritage seed vendors a gardening displays kid's table, gardening book and magazine exchange, speakers and a Seedy Cafe.

Free admission/donations accepted



Alberta Avenue Community Hall
9210 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

The Intensive Livestock Industry: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Our Times

Jan 21 2011 - 2:00am

The next installment of the Food Futures Lecture Series.

Thought much about what you put in your mouth lately? Maybe you should…


Room 1-430
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (U of A Campus)
Edmonton , AB

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping.

Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Food Policy Panel

Apr 8 2010 - 1:00am

For our April Sierra Club Chinook meeting, we have a discussion panel on food policy, featuring:


Calgary Outdoor Area Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Lunch by the Books: "Frankenfood: Fear and Loathing at the Grocery Store"

Mar 26 2009 - 6:05pm to 6:50pm

Everyone is invited to attend the next talk in our Lunch by the Books speakers series:

"Frankenfood: Fear and Loathing at the Grocery Store"

When: Thursday, March 26th from 12:05-12:50pm
Where: Main Floor, Stanley Milner Library in downtown Edmonton
Admission: Free


Main Floor, Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW
Edmonton , AB

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: Sustainable Table

Dec 10 2008 - 2:00am

Presented by Steeps Tea Lounge & Earth's General Store

Mischa Hedges. 52 minutes. 2006.

A documentary that takes an unadulterated look into the food you eat.

What’s on your plate? Where does it come from? What effects does it have on the environment and your body? What can you do to help.


Steeps Tea Lounge College Plaza
11116 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

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!


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

YEP Speaker Event: Why Organic?

Nov 13 2008 - 1:00am

Young Environmental Professionals - Calgary

YEP is please to present Danielle Lovell, Customer Care and Marketing Supervisor at spud! Calgary. Spud! Is the largest organic food delivery company in North America (although still 'small potatoes' compared to most grocery store chains!) serving more than 19,000 customers. They believe that proving good ethics, healthy foods, eco-friendly practices, and commitment to local communities are essential ingredients to a modern recipe for success.


Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB


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