Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project site is a gem just inside Red Deer’s City limits. (Entrance about 1 km south of the Red Deer Landfill on 40 ave)
There is a lot growing at Piper Creek Gardens! Including community annual garden plots, and 15000 sq foot perennial Food Forest and Pollinator Garden along the banks of Piper Creek where beaver, and pollinator habitat is being restored. We will be there from 10-5pm on Saturday August 18th. There will be Timber Framing Demos, Brushcutter vs Scythe Demos, as well as Tours and a history of the site:
Tours of the Canada 150 Food Forest (Over 60 fruit & nut trees & shrubs)
11am, 1pm & 3pm
– Learn about the permaculture design techniques used to prepare the site and install the food forest, and the future vision!
Tours of the Pollinator Garden (with over 30 Indigenous plant species)
11:30am, 1:30pm, & 3:30pm
– Learn how a pollinator hotel is constructed, and how you can build pollinator habitat in your own backyard (including which plants bees love!)
We will have Troubled Monk Sodas for sale and a BBQ from noon – 1pm
Farm Type: Community Gardens - with Food Forest and Pollinator Hotels
Join us on August 18th or 19th when more than 100 farms, ranches and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.