Many thanks to Linda Best and the Farmworks team for a generous $500 donation to the Acadia Farm this year. Proceeds raised from the annual April Flavours event are donated to a number of local organizations and we are proud to be one of the recipients. The donation helps the Acadia Farm provide free community programming and supports operation of the garden. See you at April Flavours 2016!
Reminder that we are having a farm potluck today at 12 noon and everyone is invited!! I’m bringing a pot of vegetarian/vegan chilli packed with veggies from the farm.
**We will be having the potluck at the DeWolf house due to the poor weather. The DeWolf house is located at 52 University Av. on campus**
See you all soon!
This Saturday, October 3rd at 12 noon we will be hosting a potluck lunch at the Acadia Community Farm. This event is open to both the public, and Acadia students, and we hope to attract new faces to enjoy time sharing food and stories. We encourage people to prepare a dish using locally sourced products wherever possible. We will have dishes and cutlery for those who can not provide their own, but we would encourage attendees to bring their own dishware if possible. After lunch, people are welcomed to help out at the farm where lots is still needed to be done in preparation for winter.
I look forward to seeing you all there!
This semester at the Acadia Community Farm we will be hosting “work parties” on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. This will commence this Wednesday, September 16th. There is lots to do down at the farm this time of year, and we believe that many hands make light work, so I look forward to seeing all interested volunteers down at the farm on Wednesday evenings! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be added to the volunteer list to receive emails about upcoming events.
It’s RAINING! Tonight’s work party is going to have to be cancelled due to excessive rain. We will be rescheduling the work party for Wednesday, September 15th evening from 6-8.
Acadia’s first year students came through dining hall last Sunday to learn about healthy and sustainable eating, and how and where in dining hall those options are available. Of course, the Acadia Farm was presented as a healthy, sustainable and organic option for produce to choose from in dining hall, when available. This season we are excited to provide students with delicious veggies like carrots, beets, beans, tomatoes and peppers to support a healthy and sustainable diet on campus. This week at dining hall, students will be able to try various veggies grown locally at the Acadia Farm, as well as admiring the beautiful sunflowers being displayed to brighten up dining hall.
The Acadia Community Farm team is excited to see the return of students to Acadia University. It is our mission to provide a space for all students at Acadia University to explore and learn about food and sustainable agriculture. Please feel welcome to come down to the farm any time between sun up and sun down, and take a walk through the garden. You will notice a diversity of plants and animals down at the farm, including pheasants, ravens, various song birds, field mice and even a muskrat (much to our dismay). There are many different varieties of plants being grown at the farm, and signage will help you identify those plants. The farm is a nice place to visit, to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus and immerse yourself in nature, while soaking up some sunshine and enjoying a beautiful view of the dykelands and Cape Blomidon. If you are interested in getting involved at the farm, please email email@example.com for more information on how to get involved!