Summer solstice is almost upon us

Summer solstice is almost upon us. Where did spring go already? At the farm we are seeing  signs that indeed spring has firmly ‘rooted’ herself.  After a very wet week the soil was reminding us of its  history ( dare I say roots?) as part of the salt marshes and dykelands. We experienced the thick red mud from the abundant rain that made tilling new beds nearly impossible.  Some community gardeners were concerned about the seed they had recently sown.  Glorious sunshine then replaced the rain and before we knew it we were complaining of hard packed conditions! Ah the yin and yang  of the urban farmer –  too much rain – too much sun!

Still we are seeing exciting things happening in the garden.  It is easy to share the joy of your fellow gardener as you recognize their forward-bend stance then their smile as they discern a hint of a green thin line appearing in their beds. We are hoping to encourage the sharing of stories and questions through our website.  Please consider adding comments or questions to your fellow gardeners. Perhaps you have an abundance of zucchini to share or barter for parsnips, or perhaps you would like to split an order of straw with someone. Recipes for those unusual herbs or new line of heritage dried beans you are growing would also be most welcome.Links you have found interesting such as we have posted on our web page  side bar or literature you have found helpful would also be  appreciated.

If you haven’t been able to attend a work session Wednesday or Sunday consider coming out to lend a hand and meet some of your fellow ACF members.  It is another great way to learn more about gardening as there are always interesting discussions going on as we work together.

1 Response to “Summer solstice is almost upon us”

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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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