Wednesday, 24 October 2018

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Salsa Canning Session

 



After growing a bumper crop of tomatoes, a group of volunteers got together to make salsa and can it in jars to use over the winter.


Michelle Peters-Jones showed us how to prepare the salsa, using both ripe and green tomatoes. 



After filling the jars, they were put in a pressure cooker to seal the jars and preserve the salsa. We were then able to take some home to enjoy. A big thank you to Michelle for helping us learn a new skill.

 


Garlic Planting Session and Winter Garden Prep

 



A large group of U of A Alumni helped us plant four different varieties of garlic. We also spent some time preparing the beds so that brassicas can be added in alternating rows with the garlic as a form of companion planting. Garlic is great for repelling a number of garden pests, and brassicas are very susceptible to a handful of pests, e.g. the cabbage moth.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

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When: Saturday and Sunday Oct 13-14, 2018
Where: Barrier Lake Field Station, Kananaskis, Alberta
Cost: Regular Registration $180, Student Registration $100 (Optional arrival Friday night for +$50)

Register here


Organisms and ecosystems have evolved strategies that can address many of the problems that people face today.  This workshop will explore the idea of innovation inspired by nature in one of Alberta's grandest ecosystems, the Rocky Mountains.

Join us for a two-day workshop with presentations by designers and scientists.  The registration fee covers four meals during the workshop, all class materials, and accommodation on Saturday night.

For an extra $50 you can join us Friday night for a meet-and-greet dinner, an extra night accommodation, and breakfast before the workshop on Saturday.

For more information, biomimicryalberta.com

Thursday, 30 August 2018

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This weekend we are having a special Saturday market, September 1, from 2 pm to 5 pm. The garden is bursting with fresh produce ready to be harvested. First corn of the season is ready to purchase. We'll also have purple, yellow and white potatoes, carrots, kale, tomatoes, onions and leeks, shallots and assorted herbs. Come out and bring your reusable bags to fill with veggies to enjoy for the long weekend!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

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Our market is open Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm. Come visit and purchase fresh-picked veggies and herbs. On August 9, we have leeks, onions, beets, potatoes, beans, peas, kale, herbs. A different selection will be available each week depending on the growing season.

Please bring your own bags to fill and enjoy. You can also wander through the farm and check out how everything is growing.

As we are non-profit, all proceeds go towards farm operations and outreach activities.

Directions to the farm (Google Maps):

We are located on the University of Alberta's South Campus.

By car: From the university area head south on 114th St, which turns into 113th St, then turn right (west) onto 60th Ave. This street ends at a T intersection. Turn left at the T, and you will see us on your right, about 200 meters from the intersection.

From the LRT: Get off at South Campus Station, head east on foot past the Saville Centre until you reach the road, then turn left. You will walk approximately 2 blocks until you see the dairy barn, and our farm in front of it, on your right.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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Green & Gold Community Garden (our neighbour across the road) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and there are a number of special public events scheduled for the last weekend in July. Jeanne Mwiliriza, founder and programme coordinator of Tubahumurize, will be in Edmonton for these events. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, July 27, 2018
Presentation by Jeanne Mwiliriza, Tubahumurize Association
Helping Women in Rwanda to Rebuild Their Lives
7pm at St. Andrews United Church, 9915 148 Street

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Garden market, garden & orchard tours
Visit with Jeanne Mwiliriza and other special guests
11am - 1pm at the Garden

For more information, please check their website Green & Gold Community Garden.

Monday, 28 May 2018

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Today Prairie Urban Farm hosted over 20 University of Alberta Alumni volunteers who helped us plant seeds, turn compost, and maintain our fruit trees. Big thanks to Alberta Alumni Relations, and to volunteers everywhere!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

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Volunteer gardening sessions are Saturdays 1-5 pm & Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-8:30 pm.

(directions to the farm)

We have lots of soil prep and early seeding to do, so come on out, bring a friend and join us under the sun! No need to register in advance, but don't forget sunscreen and a hat.

Check our Twitter or Facebook page for updates or weather-related cancellations.


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