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Upcoming Events

Airdrie Demonstration Garden Planting (New Date!).  October 14, 2017.  Midtown Neighbourhood, Airdrie, AB.  As part of our Street To Stream series, the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership (ALIDP) and Cows and Fish invite you to attend this hand-on event. Join us for an opportunity to learn about two landscaping features that will help you see less of your lawnmower, watering hose and chemicals!  We'll plant a demonstration garden of native sun-loving perennials that can take the place of a lawn with minimal maintenance requirements. Tucked in at the front will be a rain garden that holds precious rainwater. While we’re building, we’ll explain how rain gardens and alternatives to turf protect wetlands and Nose Creek and put money back in your pocket. Bring your gardening questions and plans and get advice for your own property. Lunch, literature and refreshments provided. Register here:

Building a Riparian Forest - 2 Day Course.  October 2017.  Lacombe County OR County of Grande Prairie  Join Cows and Fish and the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) for these two courses to show landowners how to maximize the benefits their riparian areas provide, complete some hands-on assessment skills, and learn about woodlot management and native tree planting for restoration.  This participatory course will provide you with the information needed to begin to develop a management plan and vision for your riparian site or pasture.  Click on the location of your choice below for more information.

Lacombe County:  October 14 & 15, 2017

County of Grande Prairie:  October 27 & 28, 2017


Off-Site Waterers & Watershed Management.  October 19, 2017.  Standard, AB (Wheatland County).  A jointly hosted workshop to learn more about choosing a watering system, troubleshooting, and the pros and cons of various watering systems.  Riparian management, water wells, long term water management plans and Alberta's Wetland Policy will also be featured.  Download the poster to learn more and to register


Putting Beavers to Work for Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Symposium - Save the Date: December 7, 2017.  Cochrane, AB.  Join the Miistakis Institute and Cows and Fish to explore the role that beavers can play in watershed restoration in Alberta. To date, the collaborative has focused its efforts on generating awareness about the role of beavers as ecosystem engineers and promoting coexistence through the demonstration and implementation of various coexistence tools. Through this work we have identified the need to bring stakeholders together to reflect on and highlight some of the great work that has been on-going within the field of beaver coexistence in Alberta and surrounding regions. There are a variety of groups, ranging from municipalities to environmental non-government organizations to land owners and researchers, who are doing important work to advance the use of beavers to realize watershed health. These efforts will be highlighted and celebrated in an effort to pass on knowledge of lessons learned and new research to those working to see beavers and humans mutually benefit from coexistence.  Watch for more details to be released soon!

Past Events

Ladies Livestock Lessons.  January 28, 2017.  Balzac, AB.  Download the poster for more information. Register here!  Follow our blog for updates on this event:

Or follow us on Facebook (along with some other women's grazing schools!).  Thanks to UFA for sponsoring this event in 2017!  Contact Kelsey Spicer-Rawe for information at or (403) 948-8519.  Interested in some of our past topics and speakers?  View the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 brochure or poster.

Grazing School for WomenJune 13 &14, 2017.  Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB.  Come and celebrate 15 years of the riginal Grazing School for Women! Topics for 2017 include, plant identification, pasture health, emergency livestock planning, marketing and more.  Steak supper included!  Download the 2017 brochure and poster for more information.  Online registration:  Contact Kerri O'Shaughnessy at or (780) 427-7940 for more information.
Or take a look at some of our past brochures: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.

Southern Alberta Grazing School for Women.  July 25 & 26, 2017.  Munson, AB (Starland County).  Topics for the 2017 grazing school include, range and riparian health, plant identification, pasture weeds, post calving care, and a tour of Primrose Farm.  Download the poster for more information or view the brochure

Click here to register online.  Follow the blog for additional updates: Contact Kristi Stebanuk for more information at: or (403) 382-0927.  Interested in past topics and speakers? VIew the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 brochure.


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