Field Update

I think it was one year ago this week that we broke ground at the Acadia Farm, and…the space has transformed pretty significantly since those fateful days with a sod cutter.

Interest in the community garden has skyrocketed: from 3 community plots to 40. Our cultivated space at the main field has grown from  8,000 sq.ft. to 16,000. We’ve started a 600 sq.ft. garden for the food bank. We’ve taken on an additional garden on Ridge Road for another 6,000 sq.ft. or so. We’ve even figured out how we can cook the books to hire employees!! Changes, yes, but the goal remains the same: learn food by doing food. These new directions and new projects for the Community Farm are engaging with a new set of skills and a new set of connections, it’s exciting stuff and it gets more exciting the more we share it.

That said, come share with the Farm! We’re in the thick of two big projects – planting and programming. Stefan is churning out workshop opportunities as we try to fill up our summer/fall program schedule (read below),  and the rest of us are trying to get our transplants in the ground. We’ve made great progress so far (the squash and the leeks are in) but still have beds to construct and seeds to sow.

If you’re keen to get involved with the Farm, drop us a line at info @ acadiafarm.org, and we’ll hook you up on our mailing list that we use to notify folks of volunteer opportunities, events, and the like. Or stop by for our collaborative gardening days: Wednesdays at 4 and Sundays at 2. Make friends and make next month’s dinner! What could be finer?

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1 Response to “Field Update”


  1. 1 health March 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Now I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my
    breakfast coming again to read other news.


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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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Soon these flowers will be delicious fruit 🍓🍎. . Our strawberry patch is a newer addition to the farm. A big thank you to Sadie for her donation allowing us to purchase strawberry plants to fill five beds!
Just picked up some composted manure for bed prep and transplanting next week! This gardeners gold was sourced from Sutton Hill Stables just down the road! As usual Anna our farm dog🐕 is supervising to make sure we get the job done right.
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 Acadia Community Farm to learn more about growing a vegetable garden. Please RSVP sarah@acadiafarm.org
Farm delivery! 👩🏻‍🌾 You may see our farm coordinator biking around Wolfville this summer and fall with a trailer full of produce. Yesterday it was used to transport our seedlings 🌱 from the K.C. Irving Center greenhouse down to the farm. See if you can spot our garden coordinator biking delicious veggie up to Wheelock Dining Hall this fall 🍂 🚴🏻‍♀️
We’ve been lucky with two good days of weather in a row. Fingers crossed for another one tomorrow! Today we rotated our compost piles and set up two new compost bins. These were graciously donated to the farm by Environmental Sustainability students Chelsey and Daniella! The soil is just dry enough to start planting out some of our seedlings. Today we transplanted swiss chard, cabbage, and kale! 🥬
Happy Sunday! It looks like we have some sunshine this coming week 🌤. This means our cabbage, kale and swiss chard will finally be transplanted into the garden! 🥬

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