Grass Roots Family Farm: Redefining Holistic Management

Grass Roots Family Farm is characterized by its rolling farm land bordering the North Eastern shores of Red Deer Lake near Ferintosh, Alberta. Grass Roots Family farm is highly diversified offering grass fed beef, free-range eggs, garden produce additional to permaculture consultation and education. The majority of their land is planted to a mixture of alfalfa, timothy and an assortment of native grasses which is harvested each year for high quality animal forage. A small acreage is planted to cereal crops each year to facilitate the rejuvenation of hay fields and to provide grain for free range chickens and heritage hogs. Integrated land management is a key priority at the Grass Roots Famil

Soil Health Practicioner Gabe Brown to Present at the 2017 Western Canada Conference on Soil Health

Nora Paulovich, manager of North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) and conference chair is pleased to confirm Gabe Brown’s participation in the newly combined Western Canada Conference on Soil Health (WCCSH) and the Western Canadian Grazing Conference (WCGC) in 2017. A number of Alberta applied research and forage associations organize and present these popular events. The combined conference will take place on December 5, 6 and 7th at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, with the theme "Profit Above and Wealth Below". The 2015 WCCSH featured Gabe Brown, soil health practitioner and producer from Bismarck North Dakota. "Gabe is really able to bring soil health and ag production into f

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