Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vertical farming skyscrapers

A video about designing skyscrapers as vertical farms.

Cedarbrae Community Gardens

The city recently announced the approval of 4 new gardens (a small but promising step forward.) One of those gardens is in Cedarbrae, and they'll be constructing their beds from the 8th to the 10th. I'm thinking that we should organize a field trip out to give them a hand. (I'll facebook that notion:)) They also have a blog up:

It's short notice, but I just heard about this event, happening today:

"We will be celebrating Earth day and introducing the new Community Garden at the Cedarbrae Community Center from 12-3 pm on April 25th, 2009. We will have water wise displays, brochures and general information for maintaining your house, lawn and garden during the hot summer months."

So go out and see the space, and get pumped for a season of community gardening!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Herald Article

I was really excited to see this article, about the need for more community gardens in Calgary. It's amazing to see so much interest develop so quickly.

I think that one of the things that needs focusing on is making these newly developing gardens socially sustainable- that is, we want to make sure that they become lasting hubs for community development and engagement. It would be fantastic to organize a group field trip to one of the gardens to give them a hand getting started.

Does anyone know anyone involved in these gardens? Could we make a trip out to one?