Planting Gido’s Garlic!

Nutrition Education & Sustainable Food Systems students planting next seasons garlic beds! It was a beautiful fall evening for planting. Students had a lot of fun learning how to plant garlic and hearing the incredible story of Gido’s garlic. These garlic cloves will will stay nice and warm over the winter with a thick layer of mulch to tuck them in for the cold season. We can’t wait to see them sprouting in the spring!

Welcome Back Acadia Students!

Student – Athlete Laura Pleiderer weeding the beet bed while volunteering last month

Welcome back to both new and returning Acadia Students! We are excited to have you back on campus and hope you come down to visit us at the Acadia Community Farm.

Look for us at Club Extravaganza Wednesday September 4th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Acadia Students’ Union Building. Here we will be able to talk with you about the farm and how you can sign-up to get involved.

Students can volunteer with us every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm – 7:30 pm.

If you’re wondering what to expect while volunteering here is a list of potential activities:

  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Harvesting
  • Garden Clean up

Feel free to contact Sarah Boudreau at sarah@acadiafarm.org if you would like more information.

June 17th Volunteer Session Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to the current and forecasted rain/thunder showers tonight’s volunteer session from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm will be cancelled. Stay safe and dry!

Summer Sun and Heat Safety

With temperatures in the high 20’s and 30’s it is important that you work smart in the heat. If you need to do work outside we suggest early morning before 10 am or late evening after 5 pm. Make sure to wear a hat, sun screen, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in the shade.

Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The graphic was originally distributed by the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services (OES).

Eating Your Education!

An exciting harvest took place on campus last week at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. Student research assistants and staff from the Acadia Community Farm harvested lettuce grown hydroponically as part of a research project with Dr. Martin Tango from the Acadia University Ivan Curry School of Engineering, colleagues at the Nova Scotia Community College – NSCC and Nova Aquaponics. The produce was delivered to Chartwells at Acadia University  Wheelock dining hall and the Wolfville and Area Food Bank. #Eatingyoureducation at Acadia!

Sarah the farm coordinator holding 12 pounds of Romaine and Prize head lettuce!
Mixed salad greens filled with kale, chard, and lettuce all destined for the Wolfville and Area Food Bank.

Gardening 101 Workshop Location Change

Due to current and forecasted rain the Gardening 101 Workshop will be held at the Acadia Athletic Complex in the Hall of Fame room. 7:00pm start!

Gardening 101 Workshop

The Acadia Community Farm is excited to announce our first workshop of the 2019 season! Join us on Tuesday, June 11th @ 7:00pm at the community farm to learn more about growing a vegetable garden. Please RSVP sarah@acadiafarm.org


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. The Farm has grown to become an educational community centre for the exchange of knowledge surrounding gardening, food, and sustainable agriculture. Explore the site to find out more or stop by the Farm for a visit!

Contact

Want to get involved? Contact info@acadiafarm.org

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