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Events


Lethbridge, AB
August 20th, 2015

Are you a producer or consumer interested in organic vegetable production?

The day includes a tour of the Wildrose Haritage Seed Company, Fork in the Rowed Farms and of Earthly Matters Vermaculture Farm

$20 Per person (Includes Lunch) 

Register by calling 587-521-2400 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Organic Alberta and The Beef Centre of Excellence are hosting two exciting workshops in September in Calgary, Alberta.

September 21st - The Whole Beef (For the professional chef, butcher and beef producer)

A technical workshop on menu optimization and the craft of carcass utilization. A master butcher will demonstrate how to disassemble primal, sub-primal and retail cuts from both hind and front quarters of an entire carcass. Class room style learning will focus on the lesser known cuts, the so called ‘hidden gems’ of the beef carcass. Taste samples of unique cuts of grass fed, organic beef included. Register by September 14th.

September 26th - Beef Immersion (For the home chef, cook and foodie)

Designed for the home chef, this workshop will introduce participants to flavourful, and cost eective cuts. A master butcher will demonstrate the fine art of breaking down beautiful cuts of meat that are right for the dinner table. Through classroom learning, participants will gain the confidence to properly handle and cook alternative cuts of beef that are sourced locally. Register by September 18th.

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

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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