COVID-19 PROTOCOLS 2020

Safety Measures and Guidelines We have put some adjustments in place for the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and animals. These modifications are designed to comply with public health orders and guidelines. Before You Visit Please do not visit the farm: If you have travelled within the last 14 days If you have been in contact with anyone … Read More

Ready to Rot?: An Introduction to Compost- Mackenzie Martins

The word compost comes from the latin com meaning “together” and post meaning “to bring”. It is the bringing together of organic matter into a process of decomposition, which produces a soil conditioner rich in nutrients. From home gardeners to small scale farms like Prairie Gardens, composting is one of the best things we can do for our plants and … Read More

Unforeseen Moments on the Farm- Kaitlin Baronas

When I arrived at Prairie Gardens, just over two months ago now, I didn’t think many things would be different. I have lived in rural farming country my entire life and so when I got the apprenticeship here in Bon Accord, Alberta I thought the weeds would be weeds, the soil normal, the weather similar if not colder in the … Read More

Family Farm Picnics

As part of our response to covid-19, Prairie Gardens’ Family Farm Picnic allows you to enjoy your own private area of the farm as a family – relax in the countryside and enjoy our wide-open spaces! We book a maximum of 10 picnics during each 2-hour designated picnic time to make sure your family has the privacy and space to … Read More

U-PICK PUMPKINS EDMONTON

U-PICK PUMPKINS EDMONTON 2020 We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be doing guided u-pick pumpkin tours this year! We grow over 30 different kinds of pumpkins – white ones, blue ones, stripey ones, warty ones, itty-bitty ones, giant ones, and ones perfect for making pumpkin pie. We love the fall and we love sharing what we know and what … Read More

Coming Soon

The following workshops are coming this August! We’re just finalizing a few details, but hope to have tickets available soon.      

Weekly Farm Market

We’re excited to announce the beginning of our weekly farm market! We’ll have fresh farm veggies ready for sale Friday through Sunday on the farm. No need to make an appointment – just stop by the farm for our tasty vegetables.  You can also pre-order vegetables for pick-up through the week by emailing tam@prairiegardens.org. What’s available each week will vary … Read More

It’s All About the Stinging Nettle – Eric Shapiro

On the seventh day of my apprenticeship at Prairie Gardens, I, along with Mackenzie, another apprentice, were told to collect some stinging nettle. Wear gloves, they said. I guess stinging nettle hurts, I thought. That should give you an idea of how much I knew about stinging nettle, in other words, pretty much nothing. I’d vaguely heard of the name … Read More

Covid-19 Update Farm Visits

Adventure Farm & Mazes Set to Open in August FARM PICNICS, CORN MAZES & SUNFLOWER MAZE COMING SOON The Petting Farm will remain closed because of Covid-19. Safety Measures and Guidelines We have put some adjustments in place for the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and animals. These modifications are designed to comply with public health orders and … Read More