Story to Tell: ALUS Red Deer County participants 

Watch four great videos created by ALUS Red Deer County participants 

Adrienne Herron describes her relationship with the land, and with ranching, from a female perspective in "Lucky Cows" https://youtu.be/1WC8ywhQ-Zg

ALUS Red Deer County participant Adrienne Herron describes her relationship with the land, and with ranching, from a female perspective in “Lucky Cows.” Watch her video on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/1WC8ywhQ-Zg

ALUS Red Deer County has produced a wonderful collection of digital stories told by local farmers, ranchers and residents with a connection to land and water.

Four ALUS Red Deer County participants tell evocative tales in their videos, resulting from a digital storytelling workshop with StoryCenter, an organization that helps people discover the stories they want to tell, and how to effectively share these stories with others through digital video.

The workshop was hosted last winter by ALUS Red Deer County, Clearwater County, Cows and Fish and the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, with financial support from EPCOR and Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP).

We encourage you to take a moment to watch these videos, just a sampling of the wide variety of paths that all led people to ALUS.

As ALUS Red Deer County Program Coordinator Ken Lewis says, “simply put, these are stories that must be told—and broadly shared.”

Stephen Smith video

ALUS Red Deer County’s Farmer Liaison, Stephen Smith, tells a personal story of his family’s past and current relationship with the land in his video, entitled “The Land will Provide.” To watch the video, click this link: https://youtu.be/BDiDwPFROro

 

Tyler Goertzen describes his transformation into a farmer in "Dirt Rich Farm" https://youtu.be/g40GLfsIHZA

ALUS Red Deer County participant Tyler Goertzen describes his transformation into a farmer in his video: “Dirt Rich Farm.” Watch this video here: https://youtu.be/g40GLfsIHZA

 

 

Tiffany Sigurdson traces her family’s Icelandic roots, ad their grit and determination to continue stewarding their land in her video, "Sigurdson since 1901" https://youtu.be/Oyn320tEg8o

ALUS Red Deer County participant Tiffany Sigurdson traces her family’s Icelandic roots, ad their grit and determination to continue stewarding their land, in her video: “Sigurdson since 1901.”  Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Oyn320tEg8o

 

Ron Toonders, Switchgrass for Grassroots Resilience

Ron Toonders, Switchgrass for Grassroots Resilience

Farmers like Ron Toonders are building resilient practices that benefit nature and the agricultural landscape in Ontario   This photo depicts the root system of switchgrass, Panicum virgatum. (Grown at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas) In the hot summer months,...

Currie McIntosh; Happily Creating Habitat at Haywood Farms

Currie McIntosh; Happily Creating Habitat at Haywood Farms

The McIntosh family is promoting biodiversity through their environmental projects on their farm in Ontario Currie McIntosh stands in front of the stormwater retention pond project he constructed with ALUS in 2020. In the fall of 2023, farmers and ranchers visited...