The Farm in Education: A Week Away!

Here’s a brief update on “The Farm in Education” conference happening next Friday and Saturday (Nov. 6 and 7) at Acadia. For all the relevant details and background information, click here to check out the events page. If you’ve already checked it out and are ready to register, you can do so here!

We’re really excited about the number of fascinating speakers we’ve managed to sucker into coming and sharing, here’s a quick breakdown: Norbert Kungl, Av Singh, Kathy Aldous, Leo Elshof, Zanne Handley, Greg Cameron, Janet Eaton, Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, Garrity Chapman, Patricia Bishop, Jen Scott, David Greenberg, Carol Harris, Alan Warner, Edith Callaghan, Cate Trueman and maybe a few more last minute additions. The workshop/presentation schedule is now available in more detail here.

Also exciting is the quality of food we’re able to provide for the weekend. With ingredients coming from Longspell Farm, Stewart’s Organic Farm, Selwood Green, Acadiana Soy, Goldfinch Farm, Hutten Family Farm and, yes, even kale and rutabagas from our very own Acadia Farm – the meal should represent the really incredible harvest available in the Valley in October.

We have registrants from all over the Maritimes (hopefully a few from afar manage to fill that form out soon!) and all of us are anxious to hear about, analyze, and share exciting intiatives that take aim at the unfortunate gap between the classroom and the farm.

Hope to see you in Wolfville next weekend. As always, any questions about the Acadia Farm or the conference can go to or (902)585-1311 and ask for Alex

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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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