Saturday, August 17th from 9:00am-4:00pm the Acadia Farm is hosting a series of workshops(FREE!). If interested please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org, as numers are limited. Below is the itinerary for the day.
2013 Gardener’s Gathering Itinerary
|9:00am-10:00am||Reg Newell is with the Department of Natural Resources and will be presenting on farms and biodiversity|
|10:00am-10:15am||Loay Jabre, a masters student at Acadia will present on pest management and recent findings from his research|
|10:15am-12:00pm||Paul Arnold will explain the importance of composting, how to compost effectively, discuss various designs, and we will be building a compost for the Acadia Community Farm|
|12:00pm-1:00pm||Lunch at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market|
|1:00pm-2: 30pm||Amanda Dainow, clinical herbalist, will present on medicinal herbs and the different ways they can be used to heal|
|2:30pm-4:00pm||Leisel Carlsson, instructor, nutrition and dietetics/community member, will present on seed saving and different ways to save seeds from your plants for the following season|
Where: The Acadia Community Farm-Behind the Acadia Athletic Complex adjacent the far soccer field.
Graham Calder, founder of P3 Permaculture
And the Valley Gardeners Club
“Positive Solutions with Permaculture: Heritage Solutions for ornamental and edible gardens”
Monday August 12th, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:00 at the KC Irving Centre Auditorium, Acadia University
After party at 30 Chestnut Ave., Prince St. access, to continue to the discussion around a fire.
Interested, but want more information, please visit and explore:
Acadia Community Farm Invites You!
The Acadia Community Farm is hosting on a series of workshops, free of charge, around the topic of gardening. Attending the workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about organic gardening, composting, growing herbs, farms and biodiversity and pest management.
Where: The Acadia Community Farm-Behind the Acadia Athletic Complex adjacent the far soccer field
When: Saturday, August 17, from 9:00am-4:00pm
Number’s are limited, if interested please RSVP by August 12th to: Lindsay@acadiafarm.org
Despite my cucumber plants being ravaged by cucumber beetles, I was pleasantly surprised to find a healthy cucumber this morning!
In order to combat the beetle, I put down a row cover which covered the young transplants. The beetles could not get through the row cover, however, it is permeable to sun and water. Removing the row cover is important when plants begin to flower, because they need to be pollinated, at this time they are hardy enough to survive the beetles.