Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Urban Farmer - May 12, 2011

Creating an Edible Landscape Thursday, May 12th ~ 2-4 pm @ Garden View Lodge - 751 - 1st Avenue South, Lethbridge You can grow food and have a beautiful yard too! Come explore a range of strategies for growing herbs, vegetables, fruits, berries and more in aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sustainable ways. From back yard and front yard gardens to public spaces, community gardens and edible forest gardens, we will consider numerous models and techniques for growing food successfully in this climate. This session will include an indoor presentation and slides followed by an outdoor demonstration.
Please note that space is limited to 80 for this session.

Please contact Lisa Hurrel to register: 403-388-6677 or

The Growing Revolution – Lessons in Food Security From Cuba
Thursday, May 12th ~ 7-9 pm, Room PE250 1st Choice Centre for Sport and Wellness, University of Lethbridge Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s, Cuba quickly lost most of their fossil fuel and agricultural imports resulting in widespread food shortages and the breakdown of their agricultural system. In response to the crisis, Cuba underwent a dramatic shift towards low-input, ecological agriculture encouraging more citizens to grow food in rural and urban areas alike. This “experiment” in post-fossil fuel agriculture has produced some very surprising results. What lessons can we draw from Cuba’s experience to increase our own food security and resilience in cities like Lethbridge?

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