Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need gardening experience? 

No, the garden hosts a full range of skills, from novices to lifelong gardeners. 

What do I need to bring with me? 

Garden gloves, closed toe shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water. All gardening tools are provided.

How will I know what to do when I get there?

Each session is led by either one or two mentors who can point you in the right direction. There is also experienced gardeners who can help you learn.

Where does the produce grown at Prairie Urban Farm go? 

Our fruit and vegetables go to: 

1. Our volunteers  

2. To the community 

3. To customers of our of out Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable box 

How do I know if a session is still on if the weather looks bad, or if its smokie out?

If there are thunderstorms present in the area there will be no session.  If the air quality index is 7 or higher we will postpone sessions as per the UofA's guidance on best practices.  If it looks iffy and you're not sure, check the Slack channel for timely updates.

What is the best way to stay on top of day--to-day activities at the farm?

You can join our email list for monthly updates about PUF, and the activities we are hosting.  The best way to get up--to-date information about what is going on is to join our Slack channel.

How does Prairie Urban Farm fund itself? 

The majority of out funds come from our CSA box. We also selectively apply for grants for specific project needs. 

I'm interested in urban agriculture, but I'm not sure if being in the garden is for me. Are there other ways I can be involved?

Yes, there are volunteer opportunities such as helping with social media, organizing events, packing vegetable boxes, fundraising, and more. 

Can I get my own plot at Prairie Urban Farm ? 

No, we garden collectively, but volunteers often find their favorite places in the garden to work regularly.  

Does Prairie Urban Farm host any social events? 

Yes, we try to host a couple events each year. These include pot-luck dinners, workshops and other social events. In the past we have done pesto, salsa, and preserving workshops; learning about food, forests, permaculture, composting, and tree pruning. 

Does Prairie Urban Farm work with the community?

Yes, we partner with a variety of communities in a range of activities. We have organized groups with regular weekly sessions and groups that come occasionally. Please email Kevin Jones at kjones4@ualberta.ca if you are interested in organizing something. 

Does Prairie Urban Farm host school visits?  

Yes, however we ask the school to be prepared to help lead the visit and have an idea to organize the trip. Please email Kevin Jones at kjones4@ualberta.ca if interested. 


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