May Events

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May 5. 3:30 pm. Hot Composting Workshop with Dan Rollingson from Earthly Matters. Hosted by the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association and the Interfaith Food Bank.

May 5-7. Jane’s Walk. Jane’s Walk (named for urban planner Jane Jacobs) is an annual collection of events designed to encourage residents to explore their communities. Details on environment-themed Jane’s Walks are below, but additional events are available on the website.

May 6, 7 pm. Leroy Stagger and JJ Shiplett at the Geomatic Attic.

May 5, 1:30pm. Jane’s Walk: Re-imagining Galt Gardens. Learn about the Galt Gardens Master Plan and future plans for the Park.

May 5, 6:30 pm. Jane’s Walk: Discover Legacy Park. Walk the perimeter of Lethbridge’s newest park and learn about its features.

May 7, 11 am. Jane’s Walk: Nicholas Sheran Park. Explore Nicholas Sheran Park in West Lethbridge.

May 7, 12 pm. Jane’s Ride. Explore the River Valley by bicycle on this guided tour.

May 7, 2-3 pm. Jane’s Walk: The Benefits of Nature. Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

May 10, 12-1 pm. Rattlesnake Chat with Ken Moore. Learn to co-exist with our snake neighbours. Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

May 10, 6:30 pm. Sustainable Gardening Workshops: Companion Planting. Monarch, AB. Hosted by Soulfully SOIL.

May 11, 7-8 pm. A Journey Around the Sun with Klaus Jericho. Unleash the power of your garden by harnessing the energy of the sun. Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

May 13, 9 am. Jane’s Walk: Walk, Talk and Learn in the River Bottom. Includes the history of Jane’s Walk at the beautiful Elizabeth Hall Wetlands.

May 18, 7 pm. Six Mile Coulee Nature Walk. Hosted by the Lethbridge Naturalists.

May 25, 7 pm. Pavan Park Nature Walk. Hosted by the Lethbridge Naturalists.

May 26-28. Sustainival. The world’s first green carnival is coming to Lethbridge! This unique carnival provides an experiential public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies.

May 27, 9 am – 12pm. Plant Sale hosted by the Lethbridge Horticultural Society at the Lethbridge Public Library.

May 29, 7 pm. Barberries and Friends with Lyndon Penner. Hosted by the Lethbridge Horticultural Society at the Lethbridge Public Library.

May 30, 1-4 pm. Street to Stream. Learn how to mitigate the impacts of hardscapes (paving, roofs and roads) on our waterways. Hosted by Cows and Fish.

May 31, 6:30 pm. Sustainable Gardening Basics. Monarch, AB. Hosted by Soulfully SOIL.

June 4, 1-4 pm. Coulee Clean Up with Environment Lethbridge. Join Environment Lethbridge for a coulee clean up in the River Valley. Prizes for the most unusual item and the best collector. Please bring gloves, a hat, water and good shoes.

June 5, 12 pm. Southern Alberta Group for the Environment Annual General Meeting. Streetside Eatery.

June 5, 7 pm Compost Tea Workshop. Earthly Matters, Coaldale AB. Learn how to make your own compost tea. Includes a tour of the Earthly Matters vermiculture facility. Tickets $20 per person.

June 6, 4-6 pm Green Trivia at Green Drinks Owl Acoustic Lounge 411-3 Ave S, Lethbridge Have a drink, meet some new people, answer some green trivia questions, win some great prizes.

June 6, 6 pm Introduction to Permaculture. Get started in permaculture with permaculture expert, Kym Chi. Hosted by the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association. Minimum donation: $25.

June 6, 7:30 pm Getting Started with Solar. Join local solar installers to learn how to have solar panels installed on your home, answer commonly asked questions and learn about incentive programs. Hosted by Environment Lethbridge. By donation at the door.

June 6, 6:30 pm Sustainable Gardening Basics Location: Monarch, AB. The how to’s, where to’s, tips and tricks of basic sustainable gardening. Suggested donation: $25

June 7, 7 pm Cuba by Tandem. Join Bikebridge for a Cyclist Soiree as local cyclist Alex Singbiel shares his recent adventure of touring Cuba on a tandem bicycle.

June 8, 5 pm Solar Cooking Demonstration & Tour of Learning Garden. Learn about solar cooking and tour the Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank’s Learning Garden. Cash or food donations to the Food Bank.

June 8, 7:30 pm Planetary Film Screening. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. Hosted by Environment Lethbridge. By donation at the door.

June 9, 7 pm Bee-Friendly Gardening for Albertans. Join southern Alberta Garden expert, Lyndon Penner for a fun and informative exploration of the different kinds of bees that call southern Alberta home and what sort of plants you can put in your gardens to help them! Hosted by Environment Lethbridge. Tickets: $10

June 10, 1-4 pm Nature Play Day Location: Henderson Lake Park. Everyone is welcome to attend this special event to experience play-based activities hosted by over 20 local organizations. Families are encouraged to attend to enjoy free activities and be inspired by the simple joys of playing outside! Hosted by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

June 11, 1:00 pm -1:40 pm Garden of Native Prairie Plants Tour. Location: Galt Museum. Join the gardeners who maintain the Garden of Native Plants at the Galt Museum.  Tour the garden and talk to the people who know the merits and pitfalls of the growing the plants native to our coulees.

June 11, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Canadian Garden Days. Location: Helen Schuler Nature Centre. Hosted by the Lethbridge Horticultural Society, enjoy botanical art displays, get advice on native plants, purchase native plants and take a tour of the living roof.

June 11, 7 pm – 9 pm Open Garden Tour. Location: 625-18 Street South, Lethbridge. Homeowners Lorne and Cheryl have created a garden with an emphasis on native plants and water conservation.  The garden uses a xeriscape design with both native and non-native perennials and shrubs.  Among the many interesting features of the garden is a unique front lawn of native blue grama grass.

Farmer’s Markets run at Exhibition Park on Saturdays from 8 am-1 pm and downtown on Wednesdays starting July 5 from 10 am-3 pm.

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