Getting Into Horticulture:
Getting into Horticulture Series:  A roadmap for commercial production

Join presenter Rob Spencer with Spencer Horticultural Solutions for 2 sessions on growing commercial horticulture crops! Part of a series of extension events, taking interested growers from planning to production. These sessions will benefit new producers getting into farming and established farmers looking for new ventures.

Wed, OCT. 26, 2022 – Choosing Land – Key Features to Consider
7:00 –8:30 pm Online via Zoom
An overview of what to consider when selecting land for growing horticulture crops in Alberta. Soil type, access to water, topography, and frost risk can all affect the success of these crops.  See online tools to find the information you need. This session will benefit new producers getting into farming and established farmers looking for new ventures.

Tue, NOV. 8 – Preparing to Plant – Best Practices
7:00 – 8:30 pm Online via Zoom
Your site is chosen & assessed; what are the next steps to getting it ready for planting? With soil health in mind, this session looks at considerations such as soil amendments, pre-plant weed control, types of equipment, and strategies to meet the early fertility needs for a range of horticulture field crops.

  • Sessions include Q&A with Rob.
  • Recordings will be available for 30 days.
  • Explore your County’s Agricultural Services department!

Find the event on eventbrite.ca at https://www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada–alberta/getting-into-horticulture/