Blog Category: Farm Tour

JULY 16 & SEPT 10: Edmonton, AB – Northlands Urban Farm Tour

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 11, 2017

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A Farm In the Heart of the City! The southwest corner of our campus is home to the Northlands Urban Farm, a 31,200 square-foot farm dedicated to producing local and sustainable food. Operated by Lactuca Corp., the farm offers a unique opportunity for locals and tourists coming to Edmonton to experience the realities of a commercial farm right here in the heart of the city . Producing a broad array of hard-to-come-by varietals—from lettuce, herbs and garlic to heirloom tomatoes and carrots—the produce Lactuca grows is sold at the 124 Grand Market, French Quarter Grand Market, and Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ … Continue reading JULY 16 & SEPT 10: Edmonton, AB – Northlands Urban Farm Tour

AUG 1 & SEPT 12: Edmonton and Calgary – cityFARMed

Posted by Dana Penrice on July 10, 2017

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Interested in producing food commercially?  Want to learn more about small scale farming in the city? Check out these two field days with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry as we tour some of the leading urban farms in Alberta. You’ll learn best practices for producing food for profit in the city, some of the challenges involved, and navigating relationships with neighbours. Time to network and ask questions abound! Registration Information Dates: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Edmonton Registration deadline – July 25 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Calgary Registration deadline – September 5 Time: Registration – 11:30 a.m. Lunch – 12 noon Tour … Continue reading AUG 1 & SEPT 12: Edmonton and Calgary – cityFARMed

AUG 13: KELOWNA, BC – Morning Dove Gardens Farm Tour & Potluck Social

Posted by Moss Dance on July 10, 2017 1 Comment

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Join us at Morning Dove Gardens in Kelowna, BC for a farm tour & potluck social! Please bring a dish to share and tools to eat with. When: Sunday August 13th, 4:30pm – 9:00pm (potluck starts at 6:00pm) Where: Morning Dove Gardens, 1945 Heimlich Road, Kelowna, BC   About Morning Dove Gardens Morning Dove Gardens is a 4 acre bio-dynamic farm situated in the Mission area of Kelowna, BC—surrounded by picturesque willows, year round creeks, marsh land, forest and some of the most fertile soil in BC. The farm is rich in bio-diversity, with fruit trees, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, walnuts, hazelnuts, heritage breed chickens, a small … Continue reading AUG 13: KELOWNA, BC – Morning Dove Gardens Farm Tour & Potluck Social

JULY 27: HALKIRK, AB – Native Prairie Plant Identification

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 26, 2017

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Lazy T Farm is hosting an evening with Karin Lindquist, forage and beef specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The evening will include a pasture walk and Karen will lead the group in plant ID through Lazy T’s native prairie pastures.  For directions and to let us know you are coming, email alberta@youngagrarians.org 

Tamara Ranch Tour Recap & Announcement of the Winners of the Grazing Olympics!

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 20, 2017

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Tamara Ranch is an amazing hub for those wanting to nerd out on gardening and grazing! Home to Prairie Pastured Gold Meats, Field to Fork Pasture Poultry and Steel Pony Farms we had a jam-packed tour with these amazing farmers. “I like to describe a garden tour like coming to a party. If you come and tour it in the late fall, its a bit like coming to the party at 2am when things are winding down and you’re crawling over sleepy people to find a place to sit and can scarcely find a beer around. When you come in June, its like coming … Continue reading Tamara Ranch Tour Recap & Announcement of the Winners of the Grazing Olympics!

JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 14, 2017

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Looking for ideas on what to do with that spot that’s too wet to farm? Interested in building your farm’s resilience to flooding and droughts while improving water quality within the greater watershed? Join Luke Wonneck from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society for a hands-on workshop on establishing and managing riparian forest buffers. You will gain skills in understanding what’s going on in your riparian area, what (if anything) needs to be done about it, and how to design forest buffers that provide valuable ecosystem services for your farm (e.g. bank stabilization, water filtration, pollinator habitat, food products, etc.). … Continue reading JULY 16: CASTOR, AB – Redtail Farms Riparian Workshop

JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck

Posted by Moss Dance on June 09, 2017

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Come spend your Sunday afternoon at Little Mountain Farm! Enjoy a farm tour and potluck, and visit with other farmy and foodie folks. The farm tour begins at 12:00PM and will be followed by a potluck lunch around 1:00PM. WHEN: Sunday, July 16 from noon-4PM WHERE: Little Mountain Farm, 4658 Cordova Bay Road, Saanich, BC Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! JOIN the Facebook event here! Feel free to stay and enjoy the afternoon in the orchard – we might get into some good conversations about the joys of collaboration and how we can use our skills and resources … Continue reading JULY 16: SAANICH, BC – Little Mountain Farm Tour + Potluck

June 22: DELTA, BC – Earthwise Society Summer Solstice Event & AGM

Posted by Moss Dance on June 07, 2017

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Celebrate the longest day of the year and 35 years of cultivating sustainable communities with Earthwise at our Summer Solstice Event & AGM! We have a lot of new and exciting initiatives to share, from our Don’t Mow, Grow urban food plots to new nature therapy programs to habitat restoration in Agassiz. WHEN: June 22, 7pm to sunset WHERE: Earthwise Society Demonstration Garden, 6400 3rd Avenue, Delta, BC V4L 1B1 GET TICKETS The short official AGM will be followed by a classy farm-style drinks & cheese social at 8pm. Twilight Farm Tour To pay homage to the longest day of the year, … Continue reading June 22: DELTA, BC – Earthwise Society Summer Solstice Event & AGM

July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 05, 2017

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Join Rosy Farms for a fun filled, educational afternoon and evening learning all about haskaps fruit and ecological, farming practices! We will be moving through Rosy Farms, explaining our story, their super fruit health benefits, how haskaps grow and where the industry is going. Learn about Alberta orchard methodology, establishment and longevity. As well participate in a Haskap tasting! Even with 2017 being only our second year, come enjoy fruit from the farm. Following the tour we will be filming parts of a crowd funding, promotion video. Finishing off with and evening potluck and social. There is plenty of space … Continue reading July 15: Sturgeon County, AB – Haskap Orchard Tour & Tasting

June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters

Posted by Dana Penrice on June 02, 2017

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Interested in digging deeper to improve soil health? Join agroecologist Nicole Masters, Integrity Soils, for a surprising and revealing look at your most valuable asset… your soil. Workshop Topics Deepen your understanding of soil health and soil microbes The vital role of soil microbes in building resilience Enhancing water, carbon and nutrient cycles Using soil organisms and/or livestock to lift microbial function on the land Soil detective tools Download & print workshop poster here for more details! About Nicole Masters Nicole Masters, director of Integrity Soils, is an agro-ecologist with over 17 years’ extensive practical and theoretical experience in regenerative … Continue reading June 21-22: Ferintosh, AB – Soil Health Masterclass with Nicole Masters