Agriculture

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Three feral wild boar on a hill
News

Wisdom of wild boar farming questioned in light of feral pig problem

While Alberta is grappling with the destructive threat of a growing population of feral wild boar and fears they could soon invade urban areas, there are farmers in the Edmonton area and elsewhere in the province who are still raising them.

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A bar chart showing backyard hen licences in Edmonton from 2016 to 2021, with total active licences growing steadily since 2018, and twice as many new hens registered in 2021 as in the year before
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Cooping with COVID: Interest in backyard hens grew during pandemic

More Edmonton backyards became homes to hens in 2020 and 2021 than in all previous years combined, City of Edmonton data shows. A cap on 50 sites was lifted in 2019, opening the program up at a time when many were at home in search of projects – and thinking more about where their food comes from.

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Three people chat in a yard of garden boxes full of green plants, near a shed with a sign that says "Urban Farm"
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Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow

After a year of significant expansion, the Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow, as staff plan to add infrastructure, further diversify its community of farmers, and open its doors to the public on a regular basis.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "$170,000 Arena Extension To Be Started April 1; Capacity Will Be Increased To Almost 8,000"
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A moment in history: Feb. 9, 1949

On this day in 73 years ago, the wheels were in motion for $170,000 worth of renovations to Edmonton's longest-standing arena, including more seating, new restrooms, and a concession stand.

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A piece of farm equipment on a wide, green expanse at the Olds College Smart Farm
News

Wyvern secures $4M to develop its hyperspectral imaging technology

Space data startup Wyvern has secured $4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to develop its hyperspectral imaging technology and tackle the environmental impact of the country's agriculture sector.

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A cluster of thick, green brussels sprouts dusted with snow
News

Winter CSA offers local vegetables, bolsters sustainability of Prairie Gardens

While many producers have harvested the majority of their crops and are preparing to look ahead to the next growing season, Bon Accord's Prairie Gardens will soon be boxing up fresh and stored vegetables as part of its winter CSA program.

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Projections of declining agricultural land base
News

Task force endorses plan to preserve farmland, grow agriculture sector in the Edmonton region

An Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) task force has endorsed the final version of a plan to grow the region's agriculture sector while preserving farmland.

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