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Food Futures Lectures series: Going Local: Putting Ideas Into Practice

Mar 3 2011 - 7:00pm

A Lecture Presented by Jessie Radies & Nettie Wiebe

The cry "Go Local!" is increasingly heard today, with proponents pointing to numerous  benefits to a thriving local food system, including access to nutritious foods, support for local farmers, closer connections between producers and consumers, lower carbon footprint, and reduced dependency on volatile global agricultural markets. But great ideas are not always easily put into practice, and creating a local food system faces multiple challenges, as well as rewards. Hear from two leaders in the Canadian Local Foods Movement about their own experiences working to create sustainable local production and retailing industries here in our own backyard, and join us in discussions about how to deepen our relationships to the food we eat, and the farmers who produce it. Read more »

Location

Room 1 430, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Alberta (Saskatchewan Drive adjacent to Bio Sci Building)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 25, 2011 by AEN

Solar Seminar: Cultivating Community – The Invermere Community Solar Greenhouse

Feb 23 2011 - 7:00pm

An evening presentation by Bill Swan – Greenman Sustainable Solutions

In response to the growing interest in local food security, healthy food in schools, and the overall sustainability of our agriculture systems, 300 community volunteers in Invermere BC teamed up to build a 300 sq. ft. greenhouse.  It is now producing both food and sustainability programs for school and community audiences.  Bill Swan, Community Greenhouse Project lead, will discuss how the project was developed including the many social, technical and logistical challenges and successes the project team encountered during the design, construction and operation of this successful initiative.  This is part of a three seminar series on solar greenhouses sponsored by Alberta Agriculture. Read more »

Location

CN Theatre – Room 5-142
Grant MacEwan University — City Centre Campus
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 16, 2011 by AEN

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

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

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). Read more »

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 10, 2011 by Anonymous

Food Security Musical Hoopla Awareness Cabaret

Mar 13 2011 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

 

This will be a most wondrous event, not to be missed, with the theme food security and sustainable communities on the menu, enriched by the magical sounds of The Low Fliying Planes, Betty Supple, and Nathan Lee. Followed by the fantastical fire spining, hoola hooping/ beat boxing of both miss Laurel Collins and Beth Stupple. There will be a short video and heaps of great conversation on the great things happening in Red Deer surrounding food security, sustainability, and all of the wonderful people working together to make it so. Tickets are $11.50 and will be available through the Matchbox Box Office. Call 403 341 6500 and leave a message or stop by The Matchbox Theatre 5301 43 Street Red Deer, AB Mon.-Fri.12:30-5pm. 5301 43 Street Red Deer, AB

Contact:
Nathan Lee Gartner
ecoska [at] gmail [dot] com
(403)505-7839

Location

The Matchbox Theatre
5301 43 Street
Red Deer, AB

Posted February 4, 2011 by AEN

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

The M.D. of Bighorn is again presenting Living in the Natural Environment on Friday February 4, 2011.

This year’s event will be at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 4-9pm. As we have in the past, the Hall of Vision has been rented to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations like yours to showcase their work and provide resources at no cost to your organization.

If you haven’t been to Living in the Natural Environment before, here are a few details: Read more »

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane, AB

Posted January 22, 2011 by Anonymous

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 10:00am - Jan 30 2011 - 6:00pm

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. Read more »

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

The 2011 Pathways to Sustainability Conference

Feb 23 2011 - 9:00am - Feb 25 2011 - 5:00am

 

Creating a sustainable society is the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge of our era. Since 2009, the Pathways 2 Sustainability Conference (P2S) has helped form the relationships and capacity for planning and participating in sustainable communities.

Building on P2S 2009’s sustainable communiites theme, P2S is moving forward from planning to community-based action. We are featuring over 40 Showcase Exhibitors, 12 Panelists, and 5 Keynotes on topics such as Community Supported Agriculture, Feed In Tarrifs, Renewable Energy, Community Finance, Food Security, and Sustainable & Resilient Community Planning.
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Location

Red Deer College
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

REAP Down to Earh Week: Food For Thought

Apr 11 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Engage your taste buds, mind and fellow food lovers with an evening dedicated to meeting your local farmers and the chefs that are diligently working to bring the fruits of their labor to your table. You will enjoy the best organic and sustainable foods Alberta has to offer prepared by the finest local chefs. Then sit back to watch Food Fight, a documentary that explores how American agricultural policy and food culture developed over the 20th century. The after party will follow in the Marquee Room with live music by Chris Velan. Read more »

Location

The Uptown Stage & Screen
612 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 26, 2010 by Anonymous

Film Screening & Fundraiser: Mad City Chickens

Mar 10 2010 - 7:00pm

Canadian Liberated Urban Chicken Klub (CLUCK) presents the Alberta Premiere of…

Mad City Chickens

The Calgary Right to Food & Urban Chicken Trial:

A CLUCK fundraiser and rally of support for the legal challenge to the illegal City of Calgary Bylaw denying citizens a Right to Food by raising Urban Chickens. Read more »

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 9, 2010 by Anonymous

The Greater Edmonton Alliance: Food Security & Local Action!

Jun 23 2009 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

For the full story online, go to: www.greateredmontonalliance.com

As people gain further understanding about food security and land stewardship and appreciate how both are interconnected, The Greater Edmonton Alliance is organizing to make Edmonton a Food Secure Region and to create a vibrant and sustainable Local Food Economy. Read more »

Location

City Hall
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 23, 2009 by Anonymous

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