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 @, 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?

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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