Intro to Transition Medicine Hat

Transition to a more sustainable lifestyle may be a new concept. You can learn more about the idea with this general brochure. It describes the type of projects, events and activities that we will be presenting over the next year.

Young Agrarians is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. Since 2012, our network has been volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth.

The group matches aspiring young farmers with mentors, land, apprenticeships and other resources to ensure a successful career in agriculture.

Green Energy Futures provides weekly vignettes describing the latest sustainable energy projects. Together, the 280+ brief but incisive 4-minutes audio shows provide a history of the future. Host David Dodge interviews the movers and shakers in Alberta's green energy scene, illustrating what is already happening.

Host Laura Lynch explores the impacts of our climate emergency on this half-hour CBC Radio show. Listen on Sundays at 12:30 pm or Wednesdays at 11:30 am, or catch the whole series at the program's CBC archive.

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture refers to an ecological approach to farming that enables landscapes to renew themselves.

Just Have A Think provides a concise 14-minute summary of what regenerative agriculture is, and why we need it.

In From the Ground Up Amy Browne interviews several Australian farmers, from those with large herds of cattle to tiny but intensive vegetable gardens. Each has seen remarkable improvement in their soil through better management. At the same time, the cooperation and involvement of urban residents is highlighted as essential.

Dong Jianyi's solar-heated greenhouse includes several innovations that allow year-round use for vegetables, even in Alberta winters. He provides considerably more design details in this YouTube video. Enjoy many other podcasts and programs provided byRural Routes to Climate Solutions.

Soil Solutions to Climate Problems summarizes how soil works, and especially how it holds carbon, in this clear four-minute video. Michael Pallin narrates this introductory program, explaining why carbon should be in the soil, and how it gets there.

Welcome to the Prairies

The grassland of southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan presents dramatic scenery and local customs that may be unfamiliar to many visitors.
Transition Medicine Hat has written a brief introduction to help newcomers explore this region with confidence. Urban residents are encouraged to keep these points in mind as they venture into this spectacular landscape.

Links to Inspirational Websites

TRANSITION NETWORK presents a wealth of information about other projects around the world, as well as background on the movement and links to other locations.

DRAWDOWN lists some 80 technologies and activities that each remove significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, or reduce current emissions. Each section includes an introduction to the action, and several references for further detail.

In 1974, Christopher and his associates published A PATTERN LANGUAGE. Not to be too grandiose, this epic volume brings together the best thinking about landscape planning, urban living and architecture of the past several millennia. In 253 patterns, or mini-chapters, the authors paint a rich picture of life as it ought to be lived. At each step, they provide both vivid examples and instructions for success.

Last up-dated December 5, 2021