Ag Society Bus Trip
Saturday July 27, 2019, 9:30am-7:00pm

Join us on Saturday July 27, 2019 from 9:30am-7:00pm to go on a local fun and educational bus trip. The group will meet at the Carstairs Curling Club at 9:30am to depart and visit:

– Tour of Olds College Botanical Gardens
– Tour of Shirley’s Greenhouse
– Lunch at Pasu Farms
– Tour of Jim Klys Farm
– Tour of Solstice Saskatoon Berry Farm
– Finish the day at the Fallentimber Meadery with a tasting

Photos from the Olds College portion of the tour


Deck Pots 101
Saturday April 27, 2019, 9am-12pm

Carstairs Curling Rink, $50 per person
Take home your own potted deck planter
(13 inch round planter, soil & plants included with registration fee)

Patty Slobodian, owner of La Greenhouse, a local Carstairs resident, will help you prepare a beautiful deck pot. Patty will help you select your flowers.

This session will focus on:
– Shady and sunny areas
– Soil preparation
– Hardiness and disease resistance
– Attracting bees, butterflies or humming birds
– design, colour and size
– Watering techniques and timing
– Succession of bloom
– Take home your own potted deck planter

Women’s Calving and Safety Clinic
February 7, 2018, 6:30-10:00pm, Crossfield Community Hall
Hosted by the Carstairs Ag Society

Join us to hear speakers from veterinary Agri-Health Services and Ag Safe Alberta
Stages of Parturition & When to Intervene- Dr. Megan Johnsen
Calving Supplies Checklist- Ceanna Tannas, RVT
Break-out Session: Calving Chain Placement & Correcting Malpresentations
Newborn Calf Management- Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky
Bovine Safety- Ashley Gaudet, RVT
Ag Safe Alberta Presentation


Safely Handling Livestock Seminar
February 25, 2018, 1:00-4:30pm, Half Century Club, Carstairs
Hosted by the West Carstairs 4-H Club

Join the West Carstairs 4-H Club to hear speaker Jennifer Woods, M.Sc. on Sunday February 25th 1-4:30pm at the Half Century Club in Carstairs. Open to all who work with livestock.


 Gardening In Central Alberta 101
Saturday April 7, 2018, 10:00am-2:00pm, Carstairs Curling Club

Gail Davies an Alberta Horticultural Association qualified judge will help you prepare your flower and/or vegetable garden for this season. Focusing on:
– Family and Alberta friendly plants
– Soil preparation
– Weed and Pest Control
– Watering Techniques and much more!

Download course notes:

Gardening in Central Alberta 101 – FINAL_Part1
Gardening in Central Alberta 101 – FINAL_Part2
Gardening in Central Alberta 101 – FINAL_Part3
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Perennials In Central Alberta 101
Saturday May 5, 2018, 10:00am-1:30pm, Carstairs Curling Club

Theresa Zerr, an Alberta Horticultural Association qualified judge, will help you prepare your perennial garden for this season. Focusing on:
– Family and Alberta friendly perennials
– Soil preparation and PH
– Hardiness and disease resistance
– Working with your landscape conditions and much more!


Tree and Shrub Pruning In Central Alberta 101
Saturday October 20, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm, Carstairs Curling Club

Gerard Fournier, Board Certified Master Arborist, Red Sealed Journeyman Landscape Horticulturalists and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified will go through Tree and Shrub Pruning 101- topics will include: Proper tools, when to prune and how to prune your Trees and Shrubs.
Download the course notes:
Pruning Trees in the Municpal Environment_Part1
Pruning Trees in the Municpal Environment_Part2
Pruning Trees in the Municpal Environment_Part3

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Trees That Work_Part2
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Trees That Work_Part16

WhyToppingHurtsTrees_Part1
WhyToppingHurtsTrees_Part2
WhyToppingHurtsTrees_Part3
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MicroGreens 101
Saturday November 17, 2018, 1:00pm- 4:00pm, Carstairs Curling Club, Upper lounge

Hosted by Katelynn Kaiser from Familia Farms- will discuss nutritious veggies and microgreens using sustainable and natural methods.
There will be a hands on demonstration and price includes necessary supplies for your first harvest.

Topics include:
– Benefits of Microgreens
– Planting and care
– How to harvest
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