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meet our participants


Rosemary Wotske is the plant scientist behind the Poplar Bluff Organics brand where they grow organic vegetables. 


BIG IDEA: To create a distillery with off-grade vegetable produce (roots), that are grown on their farm with an eatery and campground.


Maddy along with her family own Custom Woolen Mills ltd.  using turn-of-the-century industrial revolution machinery, they have been providing quality woolen and exotic fiber products to their loyal customers for over 35 years


BIG IDEA: To provide a field to fashion experience for consumers, bringing awareness and experiences with natural fiber textiles.


Old MacMiller's Farm was established in 2010 in Bassano, Alberta by Rob & Tammy Miller.


BIG IDEA: Agritourism business surrounding the 90 yr. barn



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BJ own's The Rosebud Country Inn,  a photographer's dream - nestled in the valley of a river that winds through fields and badlands.


BIG IDEA: To create an Agritourism long table where folks feel they can enjoy a lovely meal, using all local products, and a wonderful, quiet stay while escaping the stress of the city.


Whispering Cedars Ranch (WCR) is a family owned and operated business which exists to nourish the lives of consumers by offering exceptional quality lamb.


BIG IDEA: Jennifer wants to develop a 2 part program - Farm stay for city folk who want to understand where their food comes from & how, and a collaborative program with a ruminant expert as part of her training workshops for the practical.

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BIG IDEA: Local Up, Collaborative Projects- building 'buy local' tourism for Calgarians. A group of eco-friendly farmers partnered with Calgary businesses building the Wildrose Eco Trail. A day trip or 'stay-cation' of outdoor recreation, farm to table dining and country markets.


What began as an annual feast and camp-out (in 2008) for fellow medieval reenactors has turned into a thriving business. In June 2017 Daniel opened the gates to his medieval encampment, offering a variety of deluxe, immersive experiences. 


BIG IDEA: Medieval knights 'glamping'


BIG IDEA: Attract tourists from China who have an interest in learning more about Canada. The plan will be to offer a package of stays and experiences in the Wildrose Region as part of a more comprehensive unique tourism package including Rocky Mountain and Calgary attractions. There is an interest from many tourists to experience "real" experiences, and the Wildrose Region would be a major component of building an "authentic" experience of Canada.

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