About the Bergen Institute

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The Bergen Institute for Agriculture and the Arts was incorporated as an Alberta society in January, 2010. The object of the Bergen Institute is to benefit all members of the Bergen community through special projects and events, including:

  • promoting agriculture and agricultural practices appropriate to the area
  • establishing and supporting cultural and artistic opportunities (fairs, markets, concerts, readings, other special events) which recognize and confirm such activities as an important part of the Bergen way of life
  • networking with other communities also concerned with rural development through agricultural prosperity, and cultural and artistic vitality
  • providing and facilitating access to educational opportunities on a range of topics
  • researching and developing best practices in these areas, and disseminating the results widely to communities, individuals, and organizations

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5 Responses to About the Bergen Institute

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    • Feast of Bergen 2015 is Saturday evening, August 29. Tickets will be available on this website, or at the Bergen Farmers’ Market beginning June 27.

  2. Sounds good to me, too! Let’s add it to the list…

  3. Great idea, Sandy. I think this is definitely worth pursuing.

  4. sandy easterbrook

    Hi Jamie,
    Something I would like to see in Bergen, and the Institute’swebsite may be the best place, or perhaps the Market’s. I’d like to see a trading post, where people could exchange goods and labour. For example, I would gladly trade 12 dozen eggs for having my windows cleaned . Ot the loan of a flatbed truck for a day in exchange for use of our welder. There couldalso be an actual notice board at the market. What do you think?
    Welcome back to bergen on a permanent basis!
    Sandy Easterbrook

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