Spring 2014 Garden Party!

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Acadia Fork and Farm Event


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2013 Gardener’s Gathering

Saturday, August 17th from 9:00am-4:00pm the Acadia Farm is hosting a series of workshops(FREE!). If interested please RSVP lindsay@acadiafarm.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.

~Permaculture Event~

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:


2013 Gardener’s Gathering

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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

First Cucumber of the Season!


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.


The Acadia Community Farm began in the Spring of 2008 with the vision of providing local, organic produce to the dining hall at Acadia University, while also serving as a community garden. Now entering our fourth growing season, the ACF has grown (no pun intended) to become a community centre for the exchange of knowledge surrounding gardening, food, and sustainable agriculture. Read the blog or explore the site to find out more!


Want to get involved? Contact info@acadiafarm.org

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