Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Urban Farmer

The Edible City – How We Can Grow More Food in Urban Areas

Given the opportunity, you would probably choose to live in a beautiful natural environment. You would prefer to eat healthy, locally grown organic food. You would feel good about supporting other species and would enjoy seeing them in your yard. Along with countless others, you are likely looking for ways to do your part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to conserve life-giving resources like water and healthy soil. You may be about ready to chuck your gas powered lawn mower and the endless hours of watering, cutting and weeding … .

If any of this is true for you, you have come to the right place!

The Urban Farmer (http://www.theurbanfarmer.ca/) is an Edmonton-based organic gardening and specialty landscaping service. Our mission is to support the development of natural, sustainable, and edible landscapes in urban areas. We work with homeowners, families, individuals, community groups and organizations who have the desire to integrate environmentally sustainable landscape practices into their own yards and communities.

Not sure where to begin? Don’t feel like you have the knowledge or the skill to take this on? Feel overwhelmed with the yard you already have? Your intentions are good but your time is in short supply? You have already started on this path but would like to take the next step in creating a truly sustainable landscape?

Sponsored by the Lethbridge Healthy Communities Committee and Active, Creative, Engaged Communities (ACE) in association with AB Parks and Recreation.

Date: Thursday, March 11 - New Date
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: No fee
Location: U of L Student Union Building B
Presenter: Ron Berezan
Register with: Lisa Mitchell at 403-388-6677

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