The Sunnyside Hillhurst's last market of the year on Wednesday October 5, 2011, the Harvest Market, will host the first Harvest Fair, in celebration of Calgary’s Urban Agriculture. Based on the Fall Fairs of many a rural community, it will be an opportunity for our local horticulturalists, young and old, to show off their green thumbs. We are giving this advanced warning so you can start developing your future prize vegetables and fruit. Ready, Set, Grow!
It's hot outside, but slowly but surely summer is coming to a close!
So you must know that we are already at work planning events for the Fall and right on the horizon is the Local Food Supper at the Unitarian Church on Friday, September 23rd.
Besides a terrific supper with all local food ingredients, we have planned a Celebrate our Local Growers theme where we have growers host table-top discussions throughout supper, then a sort of panel afterwards that is more aimed at highlighting what our growers challenges & succeses this year, and where they see the industry moving in 2012.
As ever, the perk for voluntarily giving up your Friday night is the chance to be among friends, have great fun and contribute to our community.
This is a reminder that the Permaculture Calgary AGM is taking place this Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703 - 1 Street NW). We are also delighted to announce that Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries will be giving a free keynote presentation on beekeeping immediately following the nomination and voting process (please see below for his bio).
This website is on the brink of being rebuilt. The reason? Because permaculture is going to be happening at breakneck speed this season. The Calgary Permaculture Guild (yes, we're renaming the Calgary Permacultuire Community Group) has just been incorporated as a non-profit society, and will be taking on some major earth and community repair projects. You might have already heard some buzz about a "Permablitz nework". You heard right. The Calgary Permablitz Network is going to be just one of the sharp teeth under the Guild. You may have also heard in the news about "Calgary Harvest." The Calgary Urban Harvest Project is another sharp tooth under the Guild. The purpose of the Guild to to make positive change happen in the community of Calgary and beyond, and projects such as these are the literal language of action! So, join in the fun! Become a member wof the Guild today!