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Urban Food Systems Tour
April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Spruce Permaculture and the Office of Sustainability for a discussion and tour around the MacEwan University aeroponic, hydroponic, and aquaponic food systems.
Register by making a pay-what-you-can donation. If you’re unable to donate, please reach firstname.lastname@example.org and we will register you for free.
In a Northern climate, does it make economic and ecological sense to move some of our farms indoors year-round? Can cities become food producing spaces instead of food deserts?
MacEwan University has a fascinating and forward-looking initiative for food sustainability on campus starting with three discrete systems utilizing hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic technology. The goal is to demonstrate how food can be produced indoors for preparation and consumption just meters from where it is grown. We’ll discuss the benefits, challenges and technologies behind year-round, indoor food production in the Edmonton context and tour around the systems with plenty of opportunities for questions and critiques.
About Their Guests::
Operating in Edmonton for two years, Spruce Permaculture is an urban food consultancy and permaculture landscaping company providing regenerative food-production and design services to the Edmonton community since 2016. They are dedicated to producing sustainable food, creating beautiful spaces, rewilding the city and returning ecosystem functions to YEG.