• Who WE are

    The LSLA empowers and inspires our community to foster meaningful and diverse relationships through connected and sustainable initiatives.

     

    The LSLA Mission provides opportunities for sharing, collaboration, and support of personal and collective journeys in the various aspects of sustainable living:

    * Food and clothing

    * Housing and Lifestyles

    * Community and Family

    * Connection and Health

    * Nature and Personal Growth

     

    The LSLA values:

    * Education on sustainable lifestyles and practices

    * A solid sense of community and meaningful relationships

    * Connection to individuals, local initiatives, and businesses

    * A supportive CORE- space to inspire invitations for personal change

    * Inclusivity, accessibility and practicality for all individuals

     

    Sustainable Living

    Sustainable, Regenerative,Inclusive, Whole, Creative,Collaborative, Connected

    The Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association (LSLA) is a non-profit society that was started in 2012. A group of pioneers came together recognizing a need in Lethbridge and surrounding area for a group of sustainably minded individuals to start addressing problems in the area of food production, ecologically sound building practices, local currencies and sustainable energy matters. The original goal of this group was to create an egalitarian Eco Village. Over time, the group has expanded and grown.

     

    Today, the LSLA, is focusing on the following initiatives:

    * Permaculture Lethbridge

    * The Fruit Rescue Program

    * The Community Clothing Swap

    * Zero Waste

    * Apple Fest Celebrations

    * Urban Hens YQL Initiative  

     

    The LSLA founded its ever expanding "flagship" event, Apple Fest in 2012 and this event has been going strong ever since. Apple Fest celebrations continued until 2018 when the current board of the time re-envisioned how to reach the public and spread the word about local fruit and sustainable food harvest a little more. During the summer of 2018 and onward, the LSLA chose to do several public and private juicing events. Partnering with other business and non profits, the LSLA was able to harvest, juice, preserve and distribute 100's of liters of juice and 1000's of pounds of fruit within Lethbridge.

     

    The Fruit Rescue Program can be seen all year round at a variety of events in the community. The summer is packed full of opportunities for everyone to join in the picking and juicing events. During the winter you can find our juice for sale as a fundraiser for the next season.

     

    In 2014 the LSLA took under its wing, the Lethbridge Urban Farming Guild. This is our present day Permaculture Lethbridge. Permaculture Lethbridge has been responsible for numerous workshops, tours and events in the areas of community garden development, herb spiral building, composting and soil building. This arm of the LSLA is taking off in a BIG and global way! Currently, PL is hosting a monthly social gathering in which participants are gathering in an informal way to watch documentaries, book swap, share information, plan other projects and create more community.

     

    The LSLA has been hosting 4 times per year, a Community clothing swap. We take donations of gently used clothes and shoes and offer a space for people to come "shopping". This event is always inclusive, family friendly and FREE.

     

    We believe that there is no reason to have to buy all clothes and want to keep as many items from the landfills as possible. At the end of each event, the leftover clothes are used for upcoming re purposed workshops and local charities who are in need of specific items. It is the intention of the LSLA to continue with this quarterly event moving forward.

     

    Zero Waste Lethbridge is really just an extension of the SAZW community that was founded on Facebook by Camille Strate. Since Camille's re location out of Lethbridge, the LSLA has worked hard to maintain opportunities for the community to learn and grow. the LSLA has offered many workshops and hands on skill shares in the area of rescuing our waste. This includes tours of local businesses and organizations who are working hard to do the same.

     

    The LSLA empowers and inspires our community to foster meaningful and diverse relationships through connected and sustainable initiatives.

     

    The LSLA Mission provides opportunities for sharing, collaboration, and support of personal and collective journeys in the various aspects of sustainable living:

    * Food and clothing

    * Housing and Lifestyles

    * Community and Family

    * Connection and Health

    * Nature and Personal Growth

     

    The LSLA values:

    * Education on sustainable lifestyles and practices

    * A solid sense of community and meaningful relationships

    * Connection to individuals, local initiatives, and businesses

    * A supportive CORE- space to inspire invitations for personal change

    * Inclusivity, accessibility and practicality for all individuals


    We are looking for those people who recognize the importance of connection, diversity, and sustainable/regenerative practices in all areas of "life" . If you have a skill or interest to share with the group, would like to keep informed about what's "going on" in the Lethbridge and area or of you find any of what has been shared here to be important to you....please connect with us.

  • Our Board

    A Diverse and knowledgable group of committed folks

    2018/2019 Board of Directors

    Mandy Sandbach: President mandysandbachlsla@gmail.com ( 2020/2021 first year of a two year term)

    Jennifer Tarnowsky : Vice President ( 2020-2021) second year of a two year term)

    Loryn Plante: Treasurer lslatreasurer39@gmail.com ( 2020-2021) second year of a two year term)

    Position currently open and seeking :Secretary ( 2020-2021)first year of a two year term)

     

    General Board members 2020-2021:

    Peter Wynnychuk
    William Ramp
    Mark Sander
    Bobbi Farrell

    Danica Sommer

    Lori Goater

    Laurie Schulz

    Gabrielle Kirk

    Michael lavorato

     

    (director positions are one year terms)

     

     

  • Events in our community

    This is your first stop for all events and collaborations

    Permaculture Lethbridge Monthly Gatherings

    We are back!!! Lets connect and share... PL is going to aim for the First Monday of the month starting at 7 pm via zoom link

     

    The Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association will be hosting monthly gatherings for those called to create a vibrant and active Permaculture Lethbridge.
     
    Each month we will gather to experience or learn a specific idea, workshop, skill, share, or documentary. Members are invited to come and enjoy the environment of like minded people in search of ways to expand a permaculture mindset in our community here in Lethbridge.

    This group will create the foundation for future permaculture and regenerative projects in our community, community garden support and skills/education/knowledge sharing. If you have an idea or skill to share please contact Mandy Sandbach at mandysandbachlsla@gmail.com to chat details.

    Dates and speakers:

     

    March 1st 7 pm speaker is Joanne Pinches of Dandelion Permaculture will be sharing journey growing mushrooms in an urban setting

     

    March 29th 7 pm presenter will be Marianne Virag of Prairie Bird Nest Boxes. Marianne will be offering some much needed insight into how we can support our local bird populations as good stewards of healthy eco systems.

     

    May 3rd 7 pm speaker Lori Goater of Urban Hens YQL to discuss the benefit of backyard Hens

     

    Please reach out with some ideas and we can get a consensus for those interested. These gatherings are informal social events designed to grow community and gain clarity on how Permaculture Lethbridge could move and support the sustainable movement here in Lethbridge. They are always inclusive and are FREE

    Please watch this event page as information is updated each month. If there are changes or additions to the times and locations....You will find them here first.

    If you intend to be present for the event...It is helpful for coordinators to have you mark yourself as “going”.

     

    Seed to Supper 5 week series for basic Sustainable Gardening classes Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and sponsored by Interfaith Food Bank Learning Garden

    1st Series Wednesdays starting March 10th and 2nd series Mondays starting April 19th

     

    This workshop is being held FREE of charge but the Interfaith Food Bank would happily take a donation of food or cash

     

    Learn how to garden with Mandy Sandbach from SOUL fully SOIL.
    Come join us virtually at the Interfaith Food Bank for a FREE 5- week session to learn low cost ways to:
    - Build healthy soil
    - Plan your growing space
    - Choose your crops
    - Harvest your bounty

    This online version will be held in the form of zoom. The link for the class series will be shared with those people registered. You do not need to purchase any software. You need a phone, device, laptop or desktop in order to participate.
    Details will be provided about how to receive the manual from the IFB shortly. Please check back to this event page for all updated details.

    DATES: Wednesdays
    March 10,17,24,31, and April 7th

     

    ** the second series dates will be April 19th, 26th, May 3, 10 and 17th **

     

    There will be a recording of each weekly class shared as a replay for the participants registered.

    There is limited space available online. You can register by calling the food bank at 403-320-8779

    How to Convert your lawn to grow food

    Monday March 22nd 630 pm ONLINE

     

    Do you want to grow your own food? Do you have a lawn staring back at you? Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen want to support your desire to become more sustainable and food resilient.

     

    On Monday March 22nd starting at 630 pm, Mandy and Steve will lead participants through an online ( if permitted...in person) tangible and hands on journey to convert their existing lawns and yard spaces into food growing gardens with EASE.

    Participants will learn how to choose between creating raised beds or in ground beds. How to successfully covert their existing lawns into garden beds while using strategies like sheet mulching/Lasagna layering. Each participant will leave this class with the skills, knowledge and local resource list to empower them to create their own gardens.

     

    This workshop will be done in the Zoom format and the link will be provided prior to the workshop series. This class will be recorded for participants only.

    You can register for this workshop by sending an email/e-transfer to soulfullysoil@gmail.com

     

    ***Please note that we have decided to make this class more accessible by making it a " by donation" class. Pay what you can. A suggested minimum for the class would be $25

     

    We believe that this knowledge should be accessible to everyone. Given the current global situation, Mandy and Steve are open to further discussion in regards to the financial accessibility of this offering. We subscribe to a gift economy mentality and are always open to creating different forms of reciprocity. If you would like to open this dialogue, please feel free to reach out.

    SEEDY SATURDAY | GARDEN SEED PICK-UP

    MAR 25 - 27 | 10 AM - 5 PM MST | FREE

    The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is pleased to partner with Environment Lethbridge as a pick-up location for their Seedy Saturday event. Seedy Saturday is the perfect start to spring and the growing season. It’s a way to celebrate, learn and be inspired to grow your own food, flowers, greens, and plants, to eat and shop local, find new ways to live a sustainable life, and learn about amazing organizations bettering our community.

     

    Environment Lethbridge will be offering a series of virtual events that we will share as they are announced, and the SAAG is offering in-person seed pick-up during the days and times listed above. We have a limited amount of seed packages, so please register for your pick-up time in advance.

     

    Environment Lethbridge is a Lethbridge-based nonprofit organization that inspires community action and engagement towards sustainability.

     

    CHOOSE YOUR SEEDS:
    Heat Lovers Veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers and others)
    Mixed Veggies (lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, squash, peas, corn and others)
    Flowers and Herbs (marigolds, hollyhocks, sage, parsley and others)

     

    Groups of up to 3 can register for pick-up in 15 minute intervals from March 25 - 27 at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (601 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge), Thursday from 1 - 7 PM MST, Friday and Saturday from 1 - 5 PM MST.

     

    Please register for your time here:
    https://seedysaturdayyql.youcanbook.me/

     

    And for more information on Seedy Saturday, check out their website:

     http://www.seedysaturdayyql.com/

    Outdoor Composting 101

    Saturday March 27th 1 pm in person limited seating

    Are you ready to close the loop? Do you want to put your waste to use? Come and join Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and Steve Olsen in this basic and hands on, in person, composting class.

     

    We will gather in Lethbridge's first and only public Edible Forest Garden and learn the basic skills you need to start and maintain your own backyard compost bin.

    Composting can feel a little daunting if we don't understand the supportive creatures and resources that help us in the decomposition cycles. All participants will leave with a clear understanding and recipe for creating their own healthy SOIL building compost bins. Mandy and Steve will demonstrate the building of a healthy compost system right on site for participants. Participants will get to take in all of the trouble shooting lessons Mandy and Steve have learned over the many combined years of composting between them.

     

    There will be limited seating for this class

     

    You can register for this workshop by sending an email/e-transfer to soulfullysoil@gmail.com

     

    ***Please note that we have decided to make this class more accessible by making it a " by donation" class. Pay what you can. A suggested minimum for the class would be $25

     

    We believe that this knowledge should be accessible to everyone. Given the current global situation, Mandy and Steve are open to further discussion in regards to the financial accessibility of this offering. We subscribe to a gift economy mentality and are always open to creating different forms of reciprocity. If you would like to open this dialogue, please feel free to reach out.

     

    LSLA Community Clothing swap

    The next clothing swap date will be .. held in late spring of 2021. We are currently taking donations to prepare for this in person event. How and where it will roll itself out will be announced closer to that time

    DONATE YOUR USED CLOTHES LOCALLY!

     

    We are finally in a position to start taking people's donations for the next clothing swap which we think will be in late Spring.

     

    We've had a few people wanting to donate to us even though the swap itself isn't even arranged yet. We have storage space so we are happy to accept your donations of gently worn, clean clothes.

    May I suggest donating any winter jackets to other organizations who can distribute them sooner.

     

    Drop off location - my deck! 408 12A Street South.

    Or on Danica’s back step 720 14 St S

    Any questions, call or text me 403 -929- 4378

    Or Danica 403-795-7377

    Excited to get things rolling again, Lily + Danica


    We are aiming to organize a clothing share 3-4 times per year. This event is FREE but we will always accept donations on behalf of the LS LA in order to continue our work here in the community.

    Please ensure that the clothing you are donating is clean and in decent shape. .It bogs down our volunteers when they need to take an extra step and wash or clear out clothing that isn't fit for distribution.

     

    The Events Page and all updated information can be found here

    Southern Alberta Zero Waste (SAZW)

    This is southern Alberta's connection to the Zero waste world

    Be sure to stop by the Southern Alberta Zero Waste Facebook page and follow the journey of Camille Fairbanks and other Zero Wasters right here at home. The Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association will be hosting monthly gatherings for the Zero Waste Community. We will explore making some hands on items ie. reusable tissues, watching documentaries, hosting workshops and skill sharing or whatever else the community choses.

     

    Upcoming workshop:

     

    Paused for the time being due to COVID

     



     

    Permaculture Picnics

    Summer 2021 dates will be announced here...

    Each month Permaculture Lethbridge will be hosting "Permaculture Picnic". This will be a tour of a piece of land, garden, community garden, food forest, or really neat space and having a picnic. This experience will be an informal way to gather in intentional spaces and talk all things growing, sustainable and permaculture.

    Life gets boring with too many meetings and notes....sometimes its luxurious to pick a place and show up with nothing but inspiration guiding us.

    Each month there will be a new space to showcase and everyone is invited. Please watch for addresses for picnic locations. If you have a space you want to invite us to, please feel free to contact Mandy Sandbach to make arrangements.
    This is a family friendly event unless the garden host cannot accommodate and in that case, we will make a note on the facebook page. Please bring a snack to share and your own plate/bowl/utensil.... See you there.

    Grow Your Garden! Online Workshop!

    April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 11

    Join Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL and the LSLA for this 6 part series inspired by the principles of permaculture that will help you navigate all parts of growing your garden in our changing climate.

    Tuesday evenings | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

     

    April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11

    COST $30 per person for all 6 classes

    AGES 16+

    This will be offered as an online workshop through Zoom.

    Participants will be emailed log-in information prior to the workshop start date.

    Call the Nature Centre to register:
    403-320-3064

  • Monthly Newsletter Update

    At then beginning of every month, the LSLA sends out a newsletter with highlights and updates of events going on in Lethbridge

    February 2021 Newsletter

    Whats happening

    Greetings from the other "side" of 2020... a new number 2021!

     

    The Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association is starting to hum away already this new into the year. Our AGM in November left us with a new board, old friends and new friends. Since November, the LSLA board has been working to create a more hands on year. In hopes to continue supporting the community despite health restrictions.

     

    Already this year the Permaculture Lethbridge group has been meeting online for a monthly knowledge share gathering. Each month we will have a guest speaker and they will be sharing something unique with a focus on sharing relevant and timely regenerative skills and knowledge. The next upcoming online gathering information can be found here March 1st Dandelion Permaculture Backyard Mushroom cultivation

    Future Dates: March 29th, May 3rd

     

    The urban Hens YQL initiative is moving forward and you will be seeing much more of these folks in this upcoming Civic election year. If you are interested in having this Hens groups speak to an organization or group of people you know about the benefit of backyard hens....please feel free to reach out urbanhensyql@gmail.com

     

    The Fruit Rescue Program is currently looking at expanding and further supporting its role within the larger community. We are looking for more tree donations and volunteers for picking. If you are interested in more local fruit rescue...email lethbridgefruitrescue@gmail.com

     

    The LSLA Community clothing swap is looking for donations for their upcoming spring clothing swap. You can drop off or arrange clothing pick up by contacting Dil 403-929-4378 or Danica at 403-795-7377

     

    This is a NOTICE of SPECIAL RESOULTION MEETING... the LSLA is in need of ratifying its new Foundational statements to update the current Society mandates. We spent the past year and a half updating Policy, Bylaw and Foundational information to reflect the current initiatives of the LSLA. We will be holding a short Special resolution meeting on Sunday March 14th at 630 pm, online, to approve the following foundational information. Online link will be provided to those who register email mandysandbachlsla@gmail.com

    VISION:

    The LSLA empowers and inspires our community to foster meaningful and diverse relationships through connected and sustainable initiatives.

     

    MISSION:

    To provide opportunities for sharing, collaboration and support of personal and collective journeys in the various aspects of sustainable living:

    - Food and clothing

    - Housing and lifestyles

    - Community and family

    - Connection and health

    - Nature and Personal growth

     

    VALUES:

    The LSLA values:

    - Education on sustainable lifestyles and practices

    - A solid sense of community and meaningful relationships

    - Connection to individuals, local initiatives and businesses

    - A supportive core-space to inspire invitations for personal change

    - Inclusivity, accessibility and practicality for all individuals.

     

    As spring time is lingering in the near future, there is going to be many gardening and local food growing support happening in the community. Many of these classes have been released already. For more information see below

     

    Seed to Supper 5 week sustainable gardening series one Wednesdays starting March 10th this workshop series is FREE or by donation. You can register by calling the Interfaith Food Bank 403-320-8779

     

    Intro to Permaculture March 7th 630 pm Presented by Steve Olsen and Mandy Sandbach of SOULfully SOIL registration can be made by email soulfullysoil@gmail.com

     

    Lethbridge Seedy Saturday will be held online the week of March 22-29 Environment Lethbridge – www.environmentlethrbidge.ca for more information

     

    Seed to Supper 5 week sustainable gardening series two Mondays starting April 19th this workshop series is FREE or by donation. You can register by calling the Interfaith Food Bank 403-320-8779

     

    If you have not renewed your LSLA 2021 membership, you can do so on the website or by emailing lslatreasurer39@gmail.com

     

    A HUGE thank you to our board, volunteers and consistent supporters for making this journey of a Sustainable community a little easier and more meaningful

     

    President of LSLA and o/b LSLA board

     

    Mandy Sandbach

     

  • Community Blog

    This BLOG area is open for all members of the LSLA. If you have your own BLOG that is in alignment with out principals, please feel free to contact us to add it here....

  • Lethbridge Fruit Rescue Program

    Where sustainability, Food rescue, distribution and community Harvest meet

    2020 FRP season reporting

     Hello fruit rescue supporters,

    This will likely be the last email of the season from Lethbridge Fruit Rescue. I suppose the snow means we are finished. This is a reminder of the juice preserving workshop next Monday, Oct 26 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Interfaith Food Bank learning kitchen. We will be preserving the last 80 or so liters of apple juice for the food bank, using the hot water bath canner method. This is a good opportunity to learn more about canning in a hands-on approach. Come for an hour or whatever time you can spare. RSVP to me by email if you would like to come.

     

    We at Fruit Rescue would like to thank everyone who helped out by picking fruit, making juice, organizing behind the scenes, and preserving juice! So many apples, cherries, and pears were diverted from compost heaps and the landfill thanks to you all! And the food bank appreciated the fruit and juice they received.

     

    A quick summary: Pickers were out 40 times in the summer that I recorded, plus the times when pickers contacted tree owners individually. We operated the apple press 4 times, which included events at the Interfaith Food Bank and Theoretically Brewing. Including next week, we will have preserved juice 3 times. All told, we will have canned 290 liters, 230 of which are donated to the food bank. Whew! Couldn't have done all this without you wonderful volunteers!

     

    So we now have spiced apple juice, spiced pear juice, and plain apple juice for sale. $10 per liter, shelf safe for one year. Contact me (Pat) at lethbridgefruitrescue@gmail.com or any of the other fruit rescue folk to arrange pick up or delivery. (Great Christmas presents! Just sayin'!)

     

    Hope to see you next year! If you have any fruit recipes to share, stories about your picking experiences, or suggestions how to make fruit rescue get better, feel free to share with us!

     

    Pat Hodd

    Lethbridge Fruit Rescue

     

     

     

     

    We are looking for Jar and Lid donations for the 2021 season!

    The Lethbridge Fruit Rescue is looking for 1 Liter Mason jar, sealer and lid donations for our 2021 Fruit Rescue Season. These jars can de dropped off or arrangements made for pick up by emailing the Fruit Rescue at lethbridgefruitrescue@gmail.com

     

    Thank you for your continued donations and support for our Fruit Rescue and distribution efforts.

     

     

    Please note some changes coming for the FRP in the 2020 season due to COVID 19 and social distancing requirements

    Email letbridgefruitrescue@gmail.com to join the mailing list for pickers/volunteers

     

    The 2020 Fruit Rescue year will have additional safety requirements to keep fruit pickers and tree owners safe and prevent possible spread of Covid-19.

     

    1. People who wish to pick fruit and tree owners must follow all social distancing mandates as outlined by the provincial government.

     

    2. All pickers must attend a session (through zoom video conference) to go over the new requirements and proper picking etiquette before going out to pick apples or other fruit.

     

    3. There will be a limit placed on the number of people allowed in a yard, depending on the size of the tree and yard. For an average sized city yard the maximum number of pickers will be 5 plus 1 leader.

     

    4. Pickers must maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from others at all times.

     

    5. Pickers are encouraged to bring their own facemasks, gloves, and hand sanitizer to the picking venue. There will be masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer available if you do not have these items yourself.

     

    6. Any fruit picking items you bring, such as stepladders, buckets, bags and boxes, must be handled by only you.

     

    7. Any equipment borrowed from the FRP (such as ladders) must be sanitized between individual use.

     

    Please note that ALL volunteers will be required to attend a short 1 hour online training PRIOR to picking. If you are interested in picking this season, please send an email to our coordinator at lethbridgefruitrescue@gmail.com with the caption "training" to book your own training session

     

     

    There will be several more private events going on during the season. If you are interested in being a picker, volunteer, want apples/juice, please send your wishes in an email to the Fruit Rescue email at lethbridgefruitrescue@gmail.com

     

     

  • Permaculture lethbridge

    Living in a conscious and co-creative community that welcomes diversity, knowledge sharing, earth and people centred experience. Interconnection is fostered and encouraged for resilience.

    Permaculture Lethbridge: Who we are...

    Lethbridge Permaculture is an arm of the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association.

    Formerly known as the "Lethbridge Urban Farming Guild", Permaculture Lethbridge seeks to educate, empower, evoke, create and connect with people in all ways of Sustainable and Regenerative initiatives that further develop and strengthen the resilience of our communities and their food, water and housing systems.

    The word "Permaculture" means many things to many people and may be foreign to some still. Permaculture is not just a "growing technique" or way to "farm", but a way to move through and see our world differently. Permaculture addresses nature and our role in "it":Not separate from but rather interconnected with.

    "Permaculture is Applied Science and Ecology; Ethical design of human systems for a sustainable future. It offers practical solutions to the global environmental and cultural crises we now face.

    Permaculture (Permanent Culture) is the conscious design and co-creative evolution of agriculturally productive ecosystems and cooperative and economically just social systems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of 'natural' systems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. " Dan Hemenway

    As Permaculture Lethbridge, we strive to connect in meaningful and open ways in order to create shared learning opportunities that lead to regenerative local/ethically sound food growing practices, community, water and shelter. We do this by hosting a variety of workshops, tours, and events that are accessible both financially and locationally.

    We partner with local experts to provide an educational and hands on approach to learning... how else to do this "human" thing. Our relationships in the community are what creates this diverse web of knowledge and in a world that has supported isolation over community....relationship becomes paramount when considering our uncertain future.

    We support all forms of growth being Urban farming,SPIN (Small plot intensive) farming, market gardening, community gardens, food forestry, self reliant food storage methods, cooperative food purchasing, alternate currency strategies and anything not mentioned here that is inclusive and earth based.

    We are looking for those people who recognize the importance of connection, diversity, and sustainable/regenerative practices in all areas of "life" . If you have a skill or interest to share with the group, would like to keep informed about what's "going on" in the Lethbridge and area or of you find any of what has been shared here to be important to you....please connect with us.
     

    To contact Permaculture Lethbridge you can email: permaculturelethbridge@gmail.com

    or find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/220308788142347/

     

  • Community Clothing Swap

    This is the space where the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association shares it's Community Clothing Swap initiative. There is SOOO much waste in regards to clothing here on planet earth. The LSLA believes that one of the ways we can reduce our impact and support community members is to work at redistributing clothing here in Lethbridge. These events are always FREE and accessible. Please consider donating your gently used clothing to our initiative as is is completely non profit driven and there is NEVER a charge for the clothing.

    Upcoming Late Spring date and location TBA

    Abundance is created with movement. Lets share this excess

    DONATE YOUR USED CLOTHES LOCALLY!

     

    We are finally in a position to start taking people's donations for the next clothing swap which we think will be in late Spring.

     

    We've had a few people wanting to donate to us even though the swap itself isn't even arranged yet. We have storage space so we are happy to accept your donations of gently worn, clean clothes.

    May I suggest donating any winter jackets to other organizations who can distribute them sooner.

     

    Drop off location - my deck! 408 12A Street South.

    Or on Danica’s back step 720 14 St S

    Any questions, call or text me 403 929 4378

    Or Danica 403#795#7377

    Excited to get things rolling again, Lily + Danica


    We are aiming to organize a clothing share 3-4 times per year. This event is FREE but we will always accept donations on behalf of the LS LA in order to continue our work here in the community.

    Please ensure that the clothing you are donating is clean and in decent shape. .It bogs down our volunteers when they need to take an extra step and wash or clear out clothing that isn't fit for distribution.

     

    The Events Page and all updated information can be found here

  • Sustainable "Housing" and Energy

    Unfolding opportunities to LIVE in community in transition...this area is being Re-Envisioned...more to come

  • Urban Hens YQL

    This section provides information and education on the Urban Hens YQL initiative to create a backyard hens pilot project here in Lethbridge. *** this section under construction...try back soon****

    Urban Hens YQL

    Local Urban Hen Advocates, enthusiasts, experts, and novices.

    The Urban Hens YQL Movement is a recent addition to the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association's wheel house of sustainable support here in Lethbridge Alberta.

     

    We are looking for a few dedicated folks to join our Urban Hens YQL team and help with knowledge sharing and moving forward with the project, please email urbanhensyql@gmail.com

     

    Thank you

     

  • Fruit Rescue Cookbook Fundraiser

    The Lethbridge Fruit Rescue is looking to create a Southern Alberta Local Fruit Cookbook and are looking for submission

     Fruit Rescue program is creating a Sustainable "Cookbook" to utilize all of the abundant fruit that is diverted

     Calling community members to share their favourite, tried and true recipes with the FRP for its first ever, cookbook.

     

    It has been very clear that we need a follow up for what to do with the abundance of Fruit we collect each year in Southern Alberta. So... we are making you a cookbook!

    We are looking for our community to share their favorite tried and true recipes. Do you have grammas favorite cherry pie recipe on your shelf? We would love to have it and share it with our community.

    The deadlines for submissions is December 31, 2020. See the information below and be sure to get your entry in soon. The Cookbook committee will meet in early April to decided which recipes to use. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Mandy Sandbach for more details or email lfrcooking@gmail.com.

    LSLA cookbook – call for recipes

    We are looking for ‘tried and true’ recipes to go into our 2021 fundraising Fruit Rescue cookbook! See the attached recipe as an example template to follow. We need recipes for all fruits that grow in Southern Alberta. Categories include: juices, jams, preserves/chutneys, baking, desserts or other ways you use fruits in your cooking.

     

    ***Please note that we do not need any fruit-sauce recipes because this will be included as a section on its own.***

     

    If you have some tried and true recipes to share using fruit grown in your location, please email them (one per page) to:
    Email: lfrcooking@gmail.com

     

    Subject line: LSLA cookbook/(fruit type) recipe e.g. LSLA cookbook/rhubarb recipe

     

    Deadline: December 31st, 2020

     

    Please observe the following editorial guidelines:

    1. Recipes must be submitted in MS Word format. No other formats will be accepted. Use metric or imperial measurements but not both.
    2. Recipes (one per page), must have your name, email and contact phone number. If selected by the editorial panel, only your name and location will be published.
    3. No more than 3 recipes/household may be submitted by the deadline date. We may ask for more later if we do not have enough submissions.
    4. Please do not copy directly from a cookbook. However, if you have adapted from a favorite cookbook, please mention the source.
    5. Recipe submissions will be reviewed by the editorial panel and a selection of them from each fruit type will be published.
    6. Please note that if your recipe is/are selected, that no remuneration will be given.

     

     

    If you have any questions, please contact: ( lfrcooking@gmail.com )

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