Bees and Natural Beekeeping: Helping at Home, July 18th

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The Acadia Community Farm is excited to present its second summer workshop, facilitated by Michelle McPherson, MSc. This workshop will introduce ways of creating healthy habitats for bees to encourage a strong population of pollinators, which are the backbone of agriculture. Michelle will also talk the natural approach to backyard beekeeping.

Location: The Wolfville Room, located in the Acadia Athletic Complex

Please contact Myah at myah@acadiafarm.org or call 585-1311 to register by July 16th

Thursday Work Parties

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Starting Thursday, June 25th the Acadia Community Farm will be hosting work parties on a weekly basis on Thursday evenings from 5-8pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in and get their hands dirty while helping the Acadia Farm team with various projects. Volunteers are welcomed to bring refreshments, snacks, musical instruments, questions, ideas or just about anything that helps build a stronger community through sharing knowledge and skills.

Companion Planting

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting our first workshop of the season with Av Singh giving an informative and engaging talk on companion planting. I want to extend a huge thank you to Av for sharing his time and wisdom with us! For those of you who missed the event, I have attached a link to a PDF with some great information about how to do some of your own companion planting at home or in your plots.

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Happy Planting!

Things are Growing at the Farm!

Mother nature is working her magic and things are taking off down at the farm. Come down and take a look for yourselves!

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Our front garden is coming to life, but so are the weeds!

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Tomato transplants are in and working hard. A little droopy after their big move, but give them a couple nice days and they should perk right up!

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Rows and rows of tomatoes

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The pepper transplants nestled into their new beds

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So many tomatoes!!

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Gorgeous chive flowers

June 16th Seedling Update

We now have all the seedlings from the spring planting party in the ground safe and sound! Here is an update on how the peppers are doing in their new homes

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Katie’s pepper plant looks like it was a snack for one of the little creatures down at the farm

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Angie’s pepper plant

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Melissa’s pepper plant

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Maddie’s pepper plant

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Emalee’s pepper plant

***Rain Location for Companion Planting Workshop***

Because it does look like it might rain tomorrow (June 16th) for the companion planting workshop with Av Singh I just wanted to post that our “in case of rain” location for the workshop will be in the Wolfville Room which is in the Acadia Athletic Complex. Because of the forecast I am going to ask that we will begin in the Wolfville Room and if the weather should allow us we may relocate down to the farm. See you all tomorrow!!

Companion Planting Workshop June 16th

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The Acadia Community Farm is hosting a companion planting workshop with Ph.D., P.Ag, Av Singh who is one of Canada’s leading experts on organic agriculture. The event is free of charge and is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in learning more about companion planting and how it can benefit your garden. Refreshments will be provided but we ask that you bring a full water bottle, a lawn chair and please wear closed toed shoes. Additional safety suggestions can be found in our health and safety policy (acadia farm health and safety policy May 2015). Please register by June 15th by emailing myah@acadiafarm.org. Any further questions can be directed to that email.


About

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 seventh 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!

Contact

Want to get involved? Contact info@acadiafarm.org

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