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Events

Thursday, 18 June 2015 13:03

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

August 13 - 27 in St. Albert

Instructors: Ron Berezan and Javan Bernakevitch in partnership with the Arts and Heritage Foundation and the citizens of St. Albert.
This standard 72 hour course will be full days of theory, hands-on, guest speakers, field trips and a design practicum with a theme of perennial agriculture and food forests.
Cost: $1400, or $1150 after the early bird discount. Note: the organizers will be making a donation to Organic Alberta for each of our members who participates. Please be sure to mention us when you register!
 
 
 
Thursday, 11 June 2015 12:19

HortSnacks

HortSnacks In The Field

Each session begins at 5:30 pm, with a light supper provided

JULY, Erdmann's Gardens and Greenhouses:Ron and Wendy Erdmann and their family have been growing vegetables for over 30 years in Westlock County. Ron will be discussing their integrated pest management program and their cooperation with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development's current horticultural pest surveillance project.

AUGUST, Solstice Berry Farm: Marsha and Rick Gelowitz jumped into Saskatoons in 2003 and have become a

force to be reckoned with. Their state of the art processing line has enabled them to put their product in a number of different markets. They'll be sharing their successes and failures in this business.

SEPTEMBER, Hidden Valley Garden: Growing since 1994 on their land just outside Sylvan Lake, Jim and Lesley Hill have been working on developing their soil health and quality for 20 years. Jim will be discussing his cover cropping techniques and his use of tillage radish to decrease erosion and increase soil health on his farm.

For more information contact Dustin Morton, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 403-742-7571 (for toll-free calling in AB, dial 310-0000 then the number)

HortSnacks On Wheels

August 24 and 25

$100/person, includes all meals, hotel cost on your own. All aboard for a whirlwind tour of four fantastic greenhouses in eastern Alberta and Saskatchewan! We will visit four unique ornamental producers to learn what they are doing that sets them apart in terms of production and marketing. Opportunities for networking and expanding your operation abound on this jam packed tour!

For more information contact Dustin Morton, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 403-742-7571 (for toll-free calling in AB, dial 310-0000 then the number)

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:49

Holistic Management Open gate Field Days

The Gate’s Open. Come On In.

Our Open Gate on-farm learning days consist of farm/ranch days that are held on the land. Each day is hosted by an experienced Holistic Management® practitioner and features numerous innovative and sustainable agricultural topics and practices.

Grass Roots Learning – A chance to ask questions, share experiences, get answers

Learn how to to better manage risk, make better decisions and reap the benefits of  sustainable, profitable farming and ranching. You’ll share ideas and experiences with other producers and presenters that are facing similar issues. Both management issues and production techniques may be addressed. Topics may include: holistic biological monitoring, holistic grazing planning, sustainability assessments, succession planning, direct marketing, improving farm management — just to name a few.

Sunday, 07 June 2015 12:30

Soils Workshop With Jill Clapperton

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Holborn Hall (51132 RR 13, Parkland County, AB). Classroom session begins at 9 a.m. with field workshop after lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring plants (with the roots, of course).

Topics to be covered include: what is soil health? Why is it important to the health of your agroecosystem? How can we benefit from the activities of the soil biota? Plant physiology and rooting, as well as soil respiration. $60 includes lunch. Call 780-727-4447 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 15:33

Midmore Farm Field Day

In-Crop Organic Weed Management Field Day and Seed Cleaning Plant Tour

Date: Thursday, June 25th

Location: Ward and Joanne Middleton's Farm, Morinville, AB. Join us for a farm tour that will include a demonstration of the latest organic tillage equipment and field experiments to investigate the impacts of post-emergent harrowing for weed control. In the afternoon we will go to the Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant to view their new optical colour sorter and the railcar loading facility.  $20 will include lunch.  For more information or to register, contact Karen at 587-521-2400 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 09:52

Organic Transition Workshop

Organic Transition Workshop

Weds, June 24, 2015 - Tofield Community Hall

9:30am

$20 including lunch

Registration deadline June 22, 2015

Call 587-521-2400 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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