The Acadia Community Farm Presents: A Fundraising Concert with Ruth Minnikin

Wolfville, Nova Scotia:  The Acadia Community Farm will present a fundraising concert at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville featuring Halifax’s folk singer/songwriter Ruth Minnikin, with local talents Heather Kelday and Adam Bazinet. The show will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 8:00pm. Tickets are $12 in advance/students, available at the Box of Delights book store on Main St., Wolfville, or $15 at the door.

The concert will feature Ruth Minnikin, one of Halifax’s finest folk singer/songwriters and an accomplished veteran of the Nova Scotia indie music scene. She was a member of the critically-acclaimed Halifax bands The Guthries and The Heavy Blinkers, and has performed and recorded with many internationally-renowned artists: David Byrne, Kris Kristofferson, The Lemonheads, Calexico, and Blue Rodeo, to name a few. She has also collaborated with many well-known local artists, including Joel Plaskett, Old Man Luedecke, and Buck 65. She released her fourth solo album, “Depend on This”, on January 26th, 2010. In Wolfville, Minnikin will highlight songs from this new record and will share the stage with special guest openers Heather Kelday ( and Adam Bazinet.

The Acadia Community Farm broke ground in the spring of 2008 when a small group of students had a vision to provide local, organic produce to the dining hall at Acadia University. The project quickly evolved into a multi-faceted community garden that not only provides vegetables for the University, but also makes regular deliveries of fresh food to the Wolfville Area Food Bank, offers community garden space to local residents, and provides educational opportunities for both students and community members. This past growing season, more than 40 Wolfville residents tended garden plots at the Farm, and over 1500 pounds of vegetables were produced for both the Acadia dining hall and the Food Bank. In November, the Farm hosted a symposium at Acadia, entitled “The Farm in Education”, which connected educators and farmers from across the province. Now, with its third growing season fast approaching, the Acadia Community Farm hopes that fundraising efforts such as the Valentine’s weekend concert will allow the project to continue to build on the success of its past endeavors.

For more information, please contact:

The Acadia Community Farm

c/o Heather MacArthur

(902) 697-2254

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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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