Greetings!

My name is Stefan Morales, and I am the new program coordinator for the Farm.  I am from B.C., but have been living in Nova Scotia now for about a year.  I was invited out east to do an MA in political theory at Acadia by an old professor and friend of mine, Dr. Geoff Whitehall.  My thesis is about the politics of soil and has been informed greatly by my time at the Farm, where I’ve been volunteering since I came here last August.  As Hillary stated in a recent e-mail, I’ve been employed to organize workshops and lectures for the summer and the fall (along with other things as well).  I am really excited about the potential of the Farm and am quite eager to hear any ideas, so please feel free to contact me at stefan @ acadiafarm.org.  Here’s what Alex, Hillary and I have been talking about so far, and what some gardeners have suggested in terms of workshops and lectures:

Companion planting

Successive planting

Growing tips for specific vegetables

Vermiculture

Butterfly gardens

Organic pest control methods

Bee-keeping

Water catchment and irrigation techniques

Green & animal manures

Composting

Soil preparation (specifically in dykeland conditions)

Alternative gardening (backyard chickens, goats, kitchen gardens, etc.)

Garden architecture

Garden planning

Permaculture

Sustainability

Politics of Food

If you can think of other ideas for workshops and/or lectures that we could have, please let me know and I’ll work on it.  Also, if you know of any experts willing to volunteer their knowledge and experience to the Farm, forward their contact info on to me and I will get a hold of them.  Thanks everybody, I hope to hear from you soon–see you tomorrow afternoon when we drive our well into the ground!  Happy planting!

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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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