Junior Garden Club
Gardening is a way to keep our instinctive connection with nature, food and our planet – and the Junior Garden Club does just that.
The Junior Garden Club cultivates wonder and encourages natural interest while teaching youth the techniques of growing food at home. It uses gardening and food activities to support learning objectives, from planting tiny seeds and prepping soil to making a fresh salad and pickling vegetables – the club connects children to agriculture, food and the environment.
The Story of Food
Did you know that dairy cows have different body types than cattle raised for beef? Beef cattle put more energy into building muscle, while dairy cattle put more energy into making milk.
Dairy cows are barnyard royalty and have earned themselves the nickname “Dairy Queens.” Happy and healthy cows produce more milk, so farmers make sure to take very good care of their dairy cows. Read more about dairy in this month's The Story of Food.
Did you know that goats have been domesticated for approximately 10,000 years and that they originated in countries in the Middle East? Or that there are over 250 registered breeds of purebred cattle in the world, along with hundreds of other crossbreeds? Learn more fun facts in our new Farm Animal publications, now available as complimentary print and digital copies.
is Shaping the Future
Technological innovations have greatly shaped agriculture throughout time and with today's increasing population, innovation in modern agriculture is more important than ever before.
Our latest publication of Nourishing Minds, supported by AFSC explores agricultural technology and how new innovations make it possible to grow and raise enough food for an increasing population while ensuring farms are more profitable, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly.
ALBERTA SCHOOL GARDEN GROUP
Join our new Alberta School Garden Group
on Facebook! We designed this group to support classroom and school gardens across Alberta. It's a place where beginners can learn the art of gardening and experts can share their experience, classroom resources, activities, lesson plans and more. If you're looking for gardening ideas & inspiration, this is the place to be!