Why urban agriculture for Alberta?

Ever wonder how growing carrots in the front yard could change your neighbourhood? Or, if Alberta's local food system can expand beyond the farmers market? Can we build a sustainable, secure local food system in Alberta? Growing Insights will explore these topics, and more.

Note for APPI Participants

For those of you participating in Growing Insights through APPI, a few notes:

  • Once you sign up on the Growing Insights website a Site Administrator will add you to the "APPI" participants list. Please note that this happens during business hours.
  • You'll know you've been added to the list when your profile picture has a star image in the lower right corner.
  • Once added, you'll be able to view the APPI course content and proceed with your learning.
  • The official start date for the APPI Growing Insights course is January 20th.

Latest Activity

Alberta Agriculture is hosting a one day workshop on Community Supported Agriculture, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Lacombe Provincial Building, 5030 50 Street, Lacombe, Alberta.
Registration is $35. Registration and agenda is here. 
For more information…
Vera Hofmann is now a member of Growing Insights
Warren Lake is now a member of Growing Insights
Linda Mummery is now a member of Growing Insights
Pierre Rédarès is now a member of Growing Insights
Karin Kronstal and Treena Miller are now friends
Paul Hughes with some of the 500 volunteers who make Grow Calgary work as an urban farm.
The Calgary Herald has an article and video about Grow Calgary's plans for 2014, the second year of growing food for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. He also…
Ron Kellam is now a member of Growing Insights
Agrihoods are residential developments deliberately designed to incorporate urban farms inside their boundaries.
The  New York Times has an article, "Farm-to-Table Living Takes Root" that describes how a farm sits in the centre of a suburban develop…
Gordon Lau is now a member of Growing Insights
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Raquel Feroe is now a member of Growing Insights