Harvest

It is always so hard to say farewell to summer but Mother Nature is kind. Like a loving parent she eases us into the next stage by distracting us from our favourite seasonal pastimes with the amazing cavalcade of colour of  turning leaves, the fruit  ripening on the trees and even the ‘changing of the guard’ with migrating birds!

The garden has given us the best it had to offer this year . The most recent activity at the garden has been exciting…

In September two classes came for a farm tour. Colin Bell and his microbiology class and Kelsey Kennedy with her class from  Nutrition and Dietetics. It was great to see the enthusiasm of the students and always fun to show off the garden!

Kelsey’s class then went on to hold an Acadia Community Farm harvest meal on October 15th. We provided them with kale, beets, and green onions for their “practice meal” and they are going to donate the profits to us. Over 20 people attended.
The Wolfville Recreation Centre brought down their after school program for 8-12 year olds for a tour on September 28th.
A very exciting note in our quest for an accessible water source  –  the public works department confirmed that the town will dig a trench and put in large-diameter pipe through which we can thread our hose across the Millennium Trail. This will allow us to set up our hose permanently (for the growing season) at the beginning of next season.
Sadly our ACF benefit concert at the Irving Centre (planned for Oct 29) has been postponed to next term due to a conflict with another event at same time. We are looking into holding an event at the student bar (the Axe) in November.
The ACF team is planning on bringing in a series of speakers throughout the winter months. This will be coupled with an ACF club and planning meetings in the spring. More on this as we send out emails and hear back from potential guest speakers.
Be sure to check out some of the links on our page for interesting ideas around gardening to help you through the long winter months!
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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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