Local food production requires irrigation

A beautiful, warm weekend brought out many visitors during Alberta’s Open Farm Days in mid August this year. The WID was pleased to join the growers at Poplar Bluff Organics and Carrots by Cam, two irrigators, to meet curious and hungry guests.

 

Hundreds took advantage of the chance to take th

wagon ride through the fields of veggies, learning how

critical irrigation is for our farmers.  They enjoyed fresh

carrots, potatoes and beets pulled along the way.

 

Delicious lunchtime options and the opportunity to buy 

potatoes and other organic products rounded out the 

experience.

 

The WID appreciated the opportunity to explain how

vital irrigation is for growing local food.  Local residents and guests were eager to hear about a new irrigation pipeline the WID is currently installing closeby, which will help farmers like these to expand irrigation and local food production next season.

 

Modernized infrastructure from the WID and investments in new equipment from farmers allow more efficient use of water which helps water users throughout the District.

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