Wednesday, 26 August 2015 14:30

On-Farm Labour Strategies Webinar

September 8
9 am FREE Webinar

Alan Dooley with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will provide
information on the various programs that help connect farmers with workers, like the Seasonal
Agricultural Worker Program.

Find out what requirements the employer must meet to qualify
for the various worker programs and learn strategies that can help you attract the right
workers to your farm.

Registration Link https://albertaagriculture.webex.com/albertaagriculture/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee10b907d30c3f6b51a1c4da26caba4e9

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:55

Seed Saving Workshop & Open Farm Day

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Lac La Biche, AB

Want to learn more about saving your own seeds? We have the pleasure of hosting a workshop with Rachelle Ternier of Prairie Garden Seeds.
FREE Workshop starts at 10:30am at the LLB AGRICOM. We will have a learning session before we head to the farm for a hands on, get down and dirty experience. Please bring a bag lunch!

Just want to check out the far?
Tour starts at 4pm

Please pre-register at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Or call Jolene (780) 404-4856
Thank you to the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security (Seeds of Diversity Canada) and the Lac La Biche Agriculture Society for making this a FREE event

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 effective 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.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

12 Community Natural Foods - Logo

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

Aug. 7 & 8
9:30 am
Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm
Organic Field and Plot Tours - MARA
Join us as we tour the field-scale organic faba bean trials on the farm of Edwin Wieler and visit MARA's organic oats, wheat and tillage radish plots grown under organic conditions.
Aug. 7
3:00 pm
Alfalfa - The GMO Story, Heather Kerschbaumer, VP of Organic Alberta at Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm
Aug. 7 & 8
8 am to 4 pm
Organic Alberta Trade Show Booth at Fort Vermilion Experimental Farm

Thursday, 18 June 2015 13:03

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

August 13 - 27

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!
More information or to register: contact Jill Cunningham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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