Tag: Community

  • Community Supported Forestry (CSF)

    Community Supported Forestry (CSF)

    Community In The Shape of a Forest If you could plant or gift a tree, would you? What would a tree subscription look like? What if we could work together to cultivate a food-secure, climate-resilient, and biodiverse future through community tree growing and planting? A New CSA. From Vegetables to Trees Subscription Community Supported Agriculture…

  • How To Grow a 1000-Year-Old Tree

    How To Grow a 1000-Year-Old Tree

    Edmonton Public Library How-To Festival What would it be like to live in a world where people tended 1000-year-old trees? How might planting long-lived trees change our thinking about the future and our role in its creation? The following is a recording and edited transcript of a talk I gave at the Edmonton Public Library’s…

  • Edmonton Youth Beekeeping Club

    Edmonton Youth Beekeeping Club

    The Northlands/Prince’s Charities Edmonton Youth Bee Club From Spring until Fall, students from across the Edmonton gathed at Northlands to learn about honeybees. Sponsored by the Prince’s Charities (Now Kings Trust), twenty students, acged 13 to 18, managed ten beehives on site. Each week, weather permitting, we covered important beekeeping topics and performed routine hive inspections.…

  • Cultivate McCauley

    Cultivate McCauley

    McCauley is Edmonton’s Gardening Community In the Fall of 2014, I found myself looking at a house off Church Street in the inner-city neighbourhood of Edmonton McCauley. I was familiar with the community due to frequent visits to the Italian Centre Shop and Coffee Shop Cafe, Zocalo. I was also familiar with the area’s reputation…

  • School Urban Agriculture Supports Local Food

    School Urban Agriculture Supports Local Food

    Growing Food in Schools To Kickstart Urban Agriculture One of the best ways to kickstart a local movement is to provide early access to training. I saw this firsthand when culinary teacher and Pastry Chef Kelly Hobbs’ culinary students won more than 28 awards between 2009 and 2017. After graduation, a sizable number of them enrolled in…

  • Edmonton Bee Swarm – Relocate a Swarm or Colony

    Edmonton Bee Swarm – Relocate a Swarm or Colony

    Report an Edmonton Bee Swarm or Colony Report an Edmonton bee swarm by calling or texting seven-height-zero, two-three five, zero-two-two three. Not sure if you have honeybees? Read below or take our quiz. If you are an Edmonton beekeeper, join the Edmonton Bee Swarm Catchers List. If you’re interested in beekeeping in Edmonton, check out these…

  • Beekeeping in Edmonton, 13 Steps to Get Started

    Beekeeping in Edmonton, 13 Steps to Get Started

    A Step-By-Step Guide To Beekeeping In Edmonton Since 2014, beekeeping has been permitted within the City of Edmonton, and in that short amount of time, the City’s beekeeping community has steadily grown to hundreds of urban hives. If you’re here, there’s a chance that you’re interested in joining that community. Let me be the first…

  • Why The Magpie Should Be Edmonton’s Offical Bird

    Why The Magpie Should Be Edmonton’s Offical Bird

    11 Reasons Why the Magie Should Be Edmonton’s Offical Bird No other Edmonton resident is more controversial than the ubiquitous Magpie (Pica hudsonia). While many Edmontonians resent its 4 am wake-up calls, many of us find the Edmonton magpie fascinating. It’s the bird that Bird Studies Canada refers to as a “charming and charismatic species…easily recognized by its…

  • Edmonton Swarm Catchers List

    Edmonton Swarm Catchers List

    Receive Text Notifications of Honeybee Swarms The Edmonton Swarm Catchers list is a group of over one-hundred local beekeepers catching swarms around Edmonton. The list came about because I received more swarm calls than I could catch. If you’re an Edmonton area beekeeper, join the Edmonton Swarm Catchers list to receive real-time text notifications. Please…

  • Edmonton’s River Valley Food Forest

    Edmonton’s River Valley Food Forest

    An Edible Ecosystem in the River Valley In 2014, one hundred community volunteers descended into Edmonton’s river valley to plant thousands of edible native plants. Located on the south-facing slope of MacKinnon Ravine, the river valley food forest aims to create a self-sufficient edible ecosystem that captures water, increases biodiversity, reduces costs, cleans the air,…