How kids play at Prairie Gardens

Kids play best when there’s lots of room to run and climb and jump and slide and Prairie Gardens has some of the best outdoor play areas around. (Plus ice cream, mud puddles and pirate dress-up days.) Mommy, I just need to run! I know it’s a good weekend for the farm when I start hearing: “Mommy, I just need …

Your Outdoor Country Wedding

Fall brides on the farm It’s a beautiful fall day for an outdoor country wedding – the sky is blue, the clouds are at their fluffiest and tall cornstalks wave in the fresh breeze. Your guests arrive to the field on a bright red train (one day, you’ll have a little boy and that’ll be his favourite part) and mingle …

Outdoors in the Winter – Children’s Old Fashioned Games

Bring Back Play! What’s the value of play? Active play may be fun, but it’s certainly not frivolous. Play allows youth of all ages to try new things, test boundaries and use their imaginations. In addition to the physical health benefits, active play offers cognitive, emotional and social development benefits. It has been shown to improve and foster motor function, creativity, decision-making, problem-solving and social skills, …

Goodwill Gets Spooky with Sponsorship

We are very excited to announce that Goodwill is sponsoring Prairie Gardens with Bales of Clothes (1000 lb at time) for the free scarecrow making at the Fall-o-Ween Fest at Prairie Gardens September 15 & 16 and September 22 and 23. We have a message from Goodwill on the importance of your Goodwill donation. Have you ever wondered how much that …

Strawberries are Blooming Now

Our Alberta strawberries are in full bloom now, which means that U-Pick season is just 2 weeks away.  Our favorite is Kent!  We are hoping for rain so the berries size up before they start to turn red. Here is a great recipe for Strawberry Shortcake. Try to imagine the taste of real shortcake, real whipped cream, and real strawberries — …