The Acadia Community Farm is pleased to present the Golden Tomatoes award to the owner of plot #1 Heather Jantzi. Heather is entering her fourth year here at Acadia and was a first time gardner with the Acadia Community Farm this summer. Check out her Q & A to see how she was able to grow an abundance of delicious tomatoes.
Harvesting season has begun down at the Farm! A big thank you to all of the volunteers who have been helping with harvesting, weeding, and watering! Take a look at the fruits of our labour.
Largest harvest of the season! 57 cucumbers, 14 pounds of beans, 2 pounds of swiss chard, and 4 containers of tomatoes!
Erica with her first harvest from her individual plot!
Heather proud of her garden harvest!
Heather is the recipient of our next farm award. Check in soon to read about her award and learn a little more about her gardening experience.
The Acadia Community Farm would like to present its first award of the season to plot #2. Each day when I make my way down the farm I am in awe of each and every individual plot. All of the gardeners have a different approach to planting, design, and the maintenance of their garden. Plot #2 stood out the most as it seemed to never have a single weed growing in the garden while all of the vegetable plants were thriving! For this reason I am pleased to announce that plot #2 will receive the “Weedless Garden” award. Here is a little bit about the gardner of plot #2 and their secret to a weedless garden.
For about 20 years – veggies, that is
I particularly enjoy the taste and smell of veggies out of the garden — they just seem so much better than what you buy in the store. Maybe more importantly, gardening gives you time to think, and to feel productive; it’s a fairly solitary activity and you get to see the fruit (and vegetables) of your labour.
Beans and tomatoes; I’ve tried to grow peas as well, but seem to have no luck with them. This year I’m trying beets for the first time.
Well it helps to be a little OCD; I try to get them as soon as I can distinguish weeds from the veggies I’m growing, and I try to clear a few weeds several times a week, especially after a rain.
Be patient, and just enjoy it!
Things are starting to spring to life down at the farm!
Bright swiss chard planted in our cold frame by the Sustainable Food Systems class graciously donated by Sarah Pittoello!
Leeks (left) and Potatoes (right) planted by the Sustainable Food Systems class are also taking off down at the farm.
The Radish seeds that were planted two weeks ago are starting break ground! They are the first of all the planted seeds to show signs of life. We are still waiting on beans, beets, carrots, cabbage, and lettuce to sprout.
The tomato transplants are starting to settle into their new homes with a nice blanket of straw to help hold the water in the soil on those hot valley summer days.
Further down the farm there is a lot of progress being made with the community members personal plots! I encourage anyone who is interested, to explore the Acadia Community Farm. You do not need to have a plot to visit the farm, all are welcome!
If you are interested in getting a plot to grow your own food reach out to email@example.com.
The Acadia Community Farm is pleased to present its first workshop of the year! Gardening 101 with Av Singh, Ph. D., P. Ag. This workshop aims to equip you with all of the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to start your very own vegetable garden or improve upon your existing garden.
Best of all it’s FREE and open to ANYONE who is interested.
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Acadia Community Farm (behind the Athletic Center)
Rain Date: Wednesday, June 29th. 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Acadia Community Farm.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 585-1311.