The 2017 Rural Beautification contest is now underway! Hosted by the Agricultural Services department, this annual spring contest is designed to promote excellence in horticulture, help keep Lac Ste. Anne County beautiful, and recognize the horticultural handiwork of our residents.
Want to learn more about pruning, grafting and garden maintenance? Each season the County hosts free and low-cost workshops for residents looking to learn more about the art and science of horticulture. These seminars vary in topic to educate residents on the best way to convert their green spaces into fertile, attractive landscapes.
AFSC has taken additional steps to speed up assistance to producers with unharvested acres. AFSC had the opportunity to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, April 26 with Minister Carlier, as well as representatives from Team Alberta and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The CreekWatch program is coming to Lac Ste. Anne County, and volunteers are invited to participate. CreekWatch is a progressive province-wide program that connects communities with the citizen science relevant to their local natural areas. Volunteers work as part of a team to research and answer the question “How healthy are our creeks?”.
Team Alberta held a conference call on Wednesday April 26 with Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier and senior officials from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to stress the need for immediate intervention into the dire situation with unharvested crops around the province.