Range  Road Garden Farms
CA$6.00
per person

Range Road Garden Farms

atlcHosted by Laura S

About this farm

Tour dates: (Sun) July 17​,​ (Sat) August 20th We are not your typical farmers. Without 100's of acres of land​,​ not even 10 acres. We can grow 1000's of plants in just 2300 sq ft. Can you envision fresh strawberries in the middle of an Alberta winter​,​ never mind growing without soil? Racks of berries​,​ not rows. Benches of beautiful​,​ fragrant herbs? Walls of basil​,​ etc growing in long troughs​,​ 10 ft high? Tiny bedding plants developing roots in big pans of water? That's us​,​ urban farmers practicing Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) in the middle of the Nisku industrial park. Not the place you'd ever expect to find a tomato​,​ a basil plant​,​ or field fresh strawberry​,​ never mind 20 ft tall beer hops. Simply put​,​ what that means​,​ is we grow inside​,​ under lights​,​ hydroponically (without soil)​,​ controlling nutrients​,​ water​,​ temperature​,​ and heating​/​cooling. We grow without pesticides​,​ with minimal water. We have incorporated a variety of growing equipment​,​ tailoring each to the plants we are growing. You'll learn all about Bato buckets​,​ Deep Water Culture (DWC)​,​ Nutrient Film Technology (NFT)​,​ and ZIP Grow. We are DIY so we are developing our processes and our systems. With a CEA farm​,​ we produce crops without worrying about what happening outside the walls. While planning your Tour be sure to check out other the farms in the area: Rig Hand Distillery Beau Bella Winery Sunnyhill Alpacas​/​Twisted Sisters Mill Old Station Honey and Mead Northernhawk Hops Garden

Activities

  • Bees, Honey & Meadery
  • Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Country Stays
  • Craft Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
  • Crops & Machinery
  • Culinary Event
  • Dairy & Cheese
  • Food Sampling & Sales
  • Gardens & Plants
  • Livestock & Animals
  • Markets & Farm Store
  • Poultry & Egg Production
  • Special Activities & History
  • Tour
  • Vegetables & Fruits
  • Flowers & Trees
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Farm rules

1. No smoking or vaping. 2. No pets unless service dogs. 3. Farm is wheelchair accessible but spacing around benches is tight.

Location

Bay 19, 1202 8 St, Nisku, AB

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    Your host

    LS

    Hello, I'm Laura S.

    I grew up a farmer's daughter, with pigs, chickens, hayfields, a massive garden, potatoes, and acres of land. Pretty much a typical small farm in Nova Scotia. So coming…

    I grew up a farmer's daughter, with pigs, chickens, hayfields, a massive garden, potatoes, and acres of land. Pretty much a typical small farm in Nova Scotia. So coming…

    CA$6.00
    per person