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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

Edmonton Seedy Sunday

Mar 20 2011 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

 

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

 

Location

Alberta Avenue Community Hall
9210 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2011 by AEN

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

Jan 20 2011 - 7:00pm

The next installment of the Food Futures Lecture Series.

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

Location

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

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

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

Sierra Club Chinook Meeting: Food Policy Panel

Apr 7 2010 - 7:00pm

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

Location

Calgary Outdoor Area Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 6, 2010 by Anonymous

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

Mar 26 2009 - 12:05pm - 12:50pm

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 Read more »

Location

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

Posted March 20, 2009 by Anonymous

Thoughtful Tuesday Documentary: Sustainable Table

Dec 9 2008 - 7:00pm

Presented by Steeps Tea Lounge & Earth's General Store

Mischa Hedges. 52 minutes. 2006.
http://www.sustainabletablemovie.com

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. Read more »

Location

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

Posted November 28, 2008 by Anonymous

Sustainable Calgary Book Discussion: In Defence of Food

Dec 3 2008 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This Month's Book — In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

by Michael Pollan.

The session is free and everyone is welcome Read more »

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 19, 2008 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Say no to re-zoning of Edmonton’s prime agricultural land!

Nov 12 2008 - 6:45pm

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! Read more »

Location

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

Posted November 10, 2008 by Anonymous

YEP Speaker Event: Why Organic?

Nov 12 2008 - 6:00pm

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. Read more »

Location

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

Posted November 6, 2008 by Anonymous

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