bring on september.

Hello from the fields,

Tomato Symposium ’08 concluded spectacularly yesterday. Turnout was great, the tomatoes were tasty, and we’re off to find some calcitic lime to help us with the indominatable foe of blossom end rot. We’ll have some pictures of the event and of the Public Library’s visits up shortly. (edit: and here they are!)

We’re also thrilled to be sharing the farm with some new folks through the media. There’s a nifty little piece on the farm in the Chronicle Herald here (it’s a testament to our dedication that I share this link with you despite the Herald choosing the picture where my glasses are crooked), we had a quick chat with Carmen from the CBC yesterday, and there’s more coverage to come. I highly suggest you all claim your garden plots for next year before the entire project gets swept away on a wave of celebrity frenzy.

Next on our agenda is preparing to welcome Acadia students back to Wolfville next week. We’re going to have a presence in the Welcome Week festivities for first year students and engage the returning students through campus events and activities. We do, however, still have quite a bit of farm work going on…surprise surprise. We’re hoping to keep constructing compost bins, keep up a consistent harvest schedule, complete our coldframe, and start working in some soil amendments to get ready for the fall. Our plan is to consolidate our work into a few days a week, conveniently timed for you to come and help us! We’ll have a definitive schedule up within the next week or so.

As always, we need to hear your thoughts on how the project is progressing – this only works with your feedback!

Thanks for helping us get this far and for all the kind words.


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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. 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!


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