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We represent and serve the residents of the Bruderheim community and surrounding area.

Web:  www.bruderheimagsoc.ca
Email:  bruderheimagsoc@shaw.ca
Email:  info@bruderheimagsoc.ca
Phone:  780-796-3357


5248 Queen St.
Bruderheim, AB
T0B 0S0



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Enhancing Green Spaces in Communities

People, Plants and Pride… Growing Together


Putting Down Roots in Bruderheim!

About Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces. The pride, sense of community and feeling of accomplishment generated through participation are visible in communities across Canada. For more information about Communities in Bloom, visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca.

Communities are invited to participate in the provincial or national editions, within their population category.

Benefits of participating in Communities in Bloom:



The Bruderheim Agricultural Society is proud to partner with Thiels Greenhouse, the Town of Bruderheim and Communities in Bloom to offer gardening workshops and opportunities to be involved in our community garden projects.

In 2016, we held our first “Dig N Dirt Day” event at Thiels Greenhouse. Residents from Bruderheim and surrounding area came to plant vegetable in raised planters utilized as additions to our Community Gardens Projects. The plants and soil were donated by Thiels Greenhouse and the raised planters were built by Mr. Smith, a senior who donated materials and time for this project. Residents from Bruderheim and surrounding area came to plant vegetable gardens in raised planters.

The Town of Bruderheim staff and the Bruderheim Ag Society volunteers took care of the watering and maintenance of the community gardens.

Residents in need utilized the food from the gardens and the excess vegetables were harvested and taken to the Lamont County Food Bank. The Royal Bank staff volunteered at this event and also donated $1000 to the Lamont County Food Bank.


Dig N Dirt Days event- a partnership with the Town of Bruderheim, Lamont County Food Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Thiels Greenhouse and the Bruderheim Ag Society is held annually.  This years dates are TBA


Dig N Dirt Days

Food Bank

Communities participate with other communities in their population category within their province.


Provincial judges evaluate the communities on the eight program criteria, receive a “bloom rating” and are awarded this rating at a provincial awards ceremony in the fall.


To receive 5 blooms is the highest rating:









                                     



Award Winning 5 Blooms!

1 Bloom:  up to 55 points
2 Blooms: 55-63 points
3 Blooms: 64-72 points
4 Blooms: 73-81 points
5 Blooms:  82 points and more


The objective for the Community of Gardeners Award is to recognize broad Community Involvement in gardening and horticulture projects. To qualify for this Award, involvement from all stakeholders within the community must be quite evident and a success factor of the municipality’s participation in Communities in Bloom. It must also demonstrate how best practices in horticulture are an important part of the community involvement initiatives”.                      ……by Scotts   

Community of Gardeners

Bruderheim Ag’s Tree Planting Project is possible with the generous funding by Shell Community Investment Resources. The majority of the work was done in Oct 2016- as volunteers planted 463 trees - all native species and including edible fruit native species. These trees are all planted at the Bruderheim Ag Grounds.

The partnership was Shell Canada, Tree Canada, Town of Bruderheim and the Bruderheim Agricultural Society.


Tree Planting Program

TREE PLANTING PROGRAM

“He that plants trees loves others besides himself”.

            Dr. Thomas Fuller

We are pleased to announce that the Town of Bruderheim won the National Communities in Bloom Award for communities with a population 1 - 2500.  Thank you to all of our residents that worked so hard to earn this coveted award!

General Information regarding Communities in Bloom CIB


2019 Communities in Bloom Competition Winner in our category

Bruderheim has also won the Youth Involvement Award and the Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada Award for a school garden.  Congratulations to our young students…the future of gardening looks bright!



Our community residents take great pride and joy from their efforts to learn about nature and nourish our flower beds, gardens and how these benefit our own well-being.  
Nourishing the flowers - nourishes the soul!

Thank you and congratulations to all of our hard-working Bruderheim residents who participated in the CIB competition for 2019.
Your efforts paid off!

2019 CIB AWARDS
WINNER

Environmental Action

Our future is our youth and we are fortunate to have parents and grandparents involve their children in our CIB program and our tree planting efforts.  We hope to pass on the tradition of proper gardening techniques for beautiful, healthy and high yield gardens.  







Community Partners - Thank you

The Bruderheim Agricultural Society is proud of the consistent partnerships with the following businesses and associations.  Without their help, the above programming would not be as successful as they are, or even possible.  
Kudos to our partners for all their assistance!  








Food Bank

Thiels Greenhouses and the Bruderheim Ag Soc will be partnering again this year for gardening classes.  Watch for these dates to be announced.

“This veggie gardening “how to” guide has been a labour of love, written and illustrated with the passionate belief in the power of veggie gardening to provide solutions to many issues of our time”.

GROW YOUR

VEGGIE GARDEN

GUIDE

Childrens Outdoor Gardening  - Projects just for kids !

The Bruderheim Ag Society has always welcomed and encouraged the participation of our communities’ children to support all of the above Ag Society interests and activities.  

We have dedicated this section of our web page to them  to help our community kids to continue to care and stay connected with nature.  It is our hope they will  reap the benefits from multi-sensory outdoor gardening experiences in the format of fun outdoor play activities. We invite parents, friends, extended family and educators to join in the fun.

The first project can be downloaded here: Get to Know a Wooden Giant



THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

EVERGREEN.CA

(More projects and information can be found at the website below)

our generous community partner and contributor
to the TIGER GARDEN at BRUDERHEIM SCHOOL


                                             
(BRUDERHEIM TERMINAL)