“99 slimy slugs on the leaves, 99 slimy slugs…”

Well we certainly can’t complain about drought now can we.  The thing about  our clay soil is that if it is dry, it is as hard as bricks however if  it is wet it is a a mucky mess.   I had  a few photos of some of the plots in the garden this year but sadly my camera has finally ‘shuttered and died’ . It is lovely to see the flowers that some have added and some of the interesting designs and structures that some are using so come down to the garden and see them for yourself!

We have two more workshops coming up! Alex Redfield who co-founded the garden with his partner Hillary is doing a tool workshop at the farm on Sunday Aug. 21th at 4pm. Alex will be bringing some examples of tools as we await our tool order. Fingers crossed that our order will be here but either way we will have an fun and interesting session with them!

Because of this we will not have our regular work session and instead we will follow the workshop with a potluck dinner! So dig out your favourite picnic recipe, blanket or chairs and join us at 4pm down at the garden!

This evening we are harvesting for Food Bank. This is our second harvest as Food Bank is bi-weekly. This  season hasn’t been stellar weather-wise for crops but we are picking kale, beets and greens, some peas and sugar snap and we will see what else might have come along in the past few days. Tonight we will also be harvesting our first crop of garlic!! This is exciting and we are looking forward to seeing just what has been happening down there underground.

We have also had our first harvest and delivery to Chartwells on campus. This will certainly pick up once students return next month.

Also we have the upcoming Seed Saving and Sustainabilty workshop with Owen Bridge on Wednesday September 28th at 6pm. We will meet at the farm weather permitting where Owen will conduct his seed saving workshop. From there we will be going indoors  to view the film ” The Seed Hunter”  a documentary about Dr. Ken Street and his team of ‘gene detectives ‘ on a global search for ancient seeds.

Stay tuned for more details to follow!

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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!

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