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The middle of summer isn’t exactly when you want to start thinking about winter, but that’s what we have to do if we want to find the best way to keep roads safe during Edmonton’s upcoming snowy season. Last winter between February and March, 2017 the City launched an anti-icing pilot program that switched from traditional sodium chloride (salt) to a liquid calcium chloride solution with an added corrosion inhibitor in a number of test areas around the city. You may have seen trucks
Mow high: Raise the height of your mower to medium range (on most mowers) and only cut off 1/3 of the length of the grass blades. Mow to the height of your pinky, or 6-8 cm (2.5-3 inches) Mow often: Mow often enough so that no more than 1/3 of the length of the grass blades is removed, about every 4 to 5 days during heavy growth season. When growth is slower (late summer and fall, or during a dry year), cutting once per week or less will suffice Mow when grass is dry: if
Apr 16, 2018 City Programs

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As a volunteer committee of the City, the Edmonton Food Council’s primary role is to advise on matters of food and urban agriculture and to take an active role in supporting the implementation of fresh: Edmonton’s Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy. Other key activities may include undertaking research and evaluation, coordination, public engagement and education. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team that is helping to shape the future of food and urban agriculture in
The Dogwood Café, located within the Victoria Golf Course and Driving Range, is among the 14 Community and Recreation Facilities in Edmonton that have contracted out food service provider agreements to third-party companies. All of these agreements have expired as of this year. The City of Edmonton recently put forward a Negotiated Request for Proposal, which opened the process to vendors to bid on becoming the designated food service provider for any of these 14 facilities. Located
With warmer weather right around the corner, the City of Edmonton wants you to break bread with your neighbours this summer! The newly launched Hello, Let’s Eat! campaign is encouraging Edmontonians to come together and connect in their community. Hello, Let’s Eat! is a collaborative effort between the Hello, How Are You? campaign, fresh – Edmonton’s Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy, and River City Events. In this pilot program, the City of Edmonton is making resource
The City of Edmonton wants you to reap what you sow with their newly launched community garden pilot program. This pilot program, called the Vacant Lot Cultivation Pilot, will grant local gardeners access to municipal land for 7 months this year. Gardeners participating in this pilot program will be able to produce food and flowers, while promoting local and healthier options from themselves and their communities. The Vacant Lot Cultivation pilot program is being used to assess and refine the