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Garden Update

Updates on some pod stuff coming up:

  • A mailbag episode next week! Email your messages to by September 7 and as long as they require absolutely no research, we’ll try to read them out on air.
  • Back by popular demand, we’ll be doing another Ritchie historical walking tour this September, in collaboration with the Ritchie Community League. The Ritchie area is filled with fascinating stories, from its cameo appearance on SCTV to the cattle that escaped from the Gainers Meatpacking Plant. Send us your questions and Oumar Salifou will use them to build this year’s history walk. Maybe you’ve wondered about the Métis riverlots nearby, the political and ethnic history of the Ritchie area, or whether this area was ever underneath a glacier. How about gentrification, or the Spanish-speaking communities in the area? Send in anything you’re curious about!
    This is the fourth year the league has partnered Let’s Find Out to bring these tours to you. You can listen to past episodes online:
    Episode 42 (recorded 2019) explores the history of meatpacking, German immigration and iconic local species in the neighbourhood.
    Episode 24 (recorded 2018) takes you to Wallace Shoe Making, the 1917 Dame residence and Minchau blacksmith shop.
    Episode 11 (recorded 2017) features Ritchie School, the Gainers meatpacking plant and Ritchie’s urban forest.

    Details about how you can join the September 27 history walks will be announced soon. Once again we’ll be recording and sharing highlights from the tour on an episode of Let’s Find Out. Email questions to us by Sunday, September 13.

  • This October 14, Let’s Find Out producers Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and Trevor Chow-Fraser will be speaking at the Alberta Emerald Foundation’s latest Tell Your Story webinar: Becoming a Podcast Pro. RSVP here.
  • This fall, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips will be teaching a course on Writing About Science at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension. We’ll learn how to trans­form sci­en­tif­ic research, the­o­ries and term papers into clear and con­cise writ­ing with a more broad-based appeal. This course will focus on struc­tur­ing and telling a sto­ry, under­stand­ing what a gen­er­al audi­ence is look­ing for, and on spe­cif­ic tools and tech­niques to com­mu­ni­cate engag­ing con­tent relat­ed to sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, and the envi­ron­ment, includ­ing gen­er­al report­ing best prac­tices.
    This course is designed for any­one inter­est­ed in writ­ing about sci­ence! Enrol here.

Mar 26 – Live Call-In Show

How are you doing? We’re hosting a live call-in show this week to find out. It’ll be Thursday March 26 from 10 AM – 11 AM Mountain Time, and we’ll share it later on the podcast. Join by clicking the Zoom meeting link:

December 1 Live Show: How We Make Nature

Join us for an afternoon of short talks at a live recording of Let’s Find Out. Throughout this season of the podcast, we’ve answered listener questions about how humans and nature have shaped each other in Edmonton. At this event, we’ll share stories that’ll really make you think about how we create nature where we live, and you’ll have a chance to get your hands dirty playing around with visions of what our city could become.

When: Sunday, December 1
Doors will be open at 1:30 PM, and the event will begin at 2 PM.
Where: The Almanac on Whyte (10351 82 Avenue NW)
How much: $15
Where to buy tickets: Eventbrite

This event is presented by Taproot Edmonton, a member-supported home for curiosity-driven local journalism in the Edmonton area. Become a member and you’ll get a $5 discount on your ticket.

September 8: A Ritchie Tour with Oumar Salifou

Coming up on Sunday, September 8 we’re offering another historical walking tour of Edmonton’s Ritchie Neighbourhood. This year’s walk will be led by Oumar Salifou.

Grab your free tickets here:

Live Event Feb 9 – How Nature Shapes Us

From clearing the prairies with fire to planting elm trees along our streets, humans have been shaping the land in the Edmonton area for millennia. And it’s been shaping us right back.

Join us Saturday, February 9 at 2 PM for an afternoon of short talks and a live recording of Let’s Find Out! Ever wondered how Edmontonians helped create the river valley parks? Curious about how lawns mould the locals who live nearby? We’ll share short stories about how humans and nature have shaped each other in our city.

At the end of the day, you’ll be able to throw in your own questions about humans and nature for the next season of Let’s Find Out.

More info and tickets here: