Food Security

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 8 2014 - 1:00am

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Fundamentals of Permaculture Workshop

Jun 29 2011 - 12:00am to 3:00am
Jul 1 2011 - 12:00am to 3:00am

Permaculture is a completely solutions-oriented approach to addressing environmental, social and energy-supply problems. Discover your untapped potential for creating immense positive change starting at your back door. We've designed this six hour intensive to provide you with the tools to turn your home into the greenest home on the block - all the while saving money and making a super healthy, beautiful and inspiring environment for family, friends and community. 

Cost: $75.00 Read more about Fundamentals of Permaculture Workshop

Location

The AREA
1119 10 Avenue SE
Calgary , AB

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

Mar 4 2011 - 2:00am

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

Location

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

Solar Seminar: Cultivating Community – The Invermere Community Solar Greenhouse

Feb 24 2011 - 2:00am

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 about Solar Seminar: Cultivating Community – The Invermere Community Solar Greenhouse

Location

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

Red Deer Seedy Sunday

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

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 about Red Deer Seedy Sunday

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Red Deer , AB

Food Security Musical Hoopla Awareness Cabaret

Mar 14 2011 - 12:30am to 4:30am

 

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
[email protected]
(403)505-7839

Read more about Food Security Musical Hoopla Awareness Cabaret

Location

The Matchbox Theatre
5301 43 Street
Red Deer , AB

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 11:00pm to Feb 5 2011 - 4:00am

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 about Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane , AB

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

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 about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

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