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Sat, May 13


Highfield Regenerative Farm

Regenerative Edible Gardening with Janet Melrose

A 10-week, season long, theoretical and experiential program sure to make growing edibles in Calgary fun and successful!

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Regenerative Edible Gardening with Janet Melrose
Regenerative Edible Gardening with Janet Melrose

Time & Location

May 13, 2023, 9:30 AM – Sep 23, 2023, 12:30 PM

Highfield Regenerative Farm, 1920 Highfield Crescent SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5M1, Canada


About the Event

In these days of uncertainty, it is nature that draws us for the essential grounding we need for our health and wellness. Edible gardening not only provides food for our stomachs, it also boosts our resiliency and ability to be self-reliant on ourselves and our local communities.

The perception can be that edible gardening in Calgary is difficult, but the reality is that once you learn the fundamental concepts and practice for regenerative edible gardening together with knowledge of how to apply them in our shorter growing season and variable weather we can grow a bounty of tasty, nutritious edibles, plus benefit our environment at the same time!

Join Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, who starts to plan her edible garden season in January, in this season long course that is chock full of hands-on experiential learning that is guaranteed to make growing edibles in Calgary both fun and successful together with the satisfaction that you are nurturing your environment for future seasons and generations.


A seasonal long program with sessions (10) scheduled at regular intervals.

Sessions are 3hrs long (9:30am-12:30pm) held on Saturday mornings, twice a month;

  • May 13th & 27th, 
  • June 10th & 24th, 
  • July 8th & 22nd,
  • August 12th & 26th, 
  • September 9th & 23rd

Includes both lectures, and experiential learning in the garden, along with tending a dedicated garden area that includes harvesting throughout the season;

  • The area will be gardened communally, with the produce available to all
  • Will be cared for by HRF volunteers when sessions not running
  • Will be harvested by participants and HRF depending on what is ready at any given time, to avoid waste;

Sessions include:

*Sessions are designed to match the current season's progression. Adjustments may be made at any time at the discretion of the facilitator.

  1.  Introduction - Regenerative vs Sustainable
  2. Matching What You Grow to Your Environmental Conditions
  3. Types of Gardening and Garden Elements
  4. Soil Husbandry and Cultivation
  5. Seeds
  6. Intensive Planting Methods
  7. Care of the Garden
  8. Perennial Plantings
  9. Extending the Season
  10. Making a Plan for the Next Season


  • Full Course

    Registration for the full 10-week course.

    Tax: +CA$40.00 GST+CA$21.00 service fee



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