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Life in soil and light farming

Morinville was one of seven stops in Alberta for Australian soil ecologist Dr. Christine Jones. Jones is on a tour of the Northern Hemisphere with her workshop and field day on Amazing Carbon and the Fundamentals of Soil. Jones is an internationally renowned ground cover and soil ecologist and is an active participant and supporter of an Australian movement into a Soil Carbon Accreditation Scheme. […]

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Four Austrian agricultural students looking for a farm work internship in the area

Article and photos by Jeannie Charrois

Sturgeon County – Last summer, my family and I spent a week touring Austria from the picturesque little town of Maria Alm. Nestled in a valley of majestic mountains, this idyllic community is only about an hour’s train ride southwest of Salzburg. If the location evokes images from “The Sound of Music”, you’re not far off; the evening air was veritably alive as folk bands entertained the gathered … […]