Adopt-a-seedling

Acadia students are encouraged to adopt-a-seedling for our 2011 planting season.  A great idea to get our seedlings started with a touch of personal TLC and as well as introducing Acadia students to the farm! The event is being held at Seminary House on campus Sunday Mar.27th at 1:00. For more information see “Events” (tab above) or check out our Facebook page at Acadia Community Farm  (see Links in sidebar)

Spring is sprung!

“Through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.” Helen Hayes

The first day of spring and that is just what we are doing here on the farm, digging our fingers in the soil and planting a few seeds at the Irving Centre; rosemary, celery, leeks and a few cole crops. Can there be a better way to celebrate the burgeoning season? In the weeks to come the greenhouse schedule includes peppers, and some new introductions  – romaine, melons and ‘garden jewellery’ – eggplants! You can join us Sunday April 3rd after the plot signup in the Irving Centre greenhouses to plant tomatoes and the majority of the cole crop seedlings. Rain or shine what a fine place to be to enjoy a taste of spring with fellow gardeners! http://valleyevents.ca/event?id=8730

March 31st, “The Economics of Happiness” is being shown at the Al Whittle Theatre with Av Singh presenting. If you have never had the opportunity to hear Av speak , then you will want to attend this film event!

The garden may have been laying dormant all winter but the ACF managemnt team have been very active! Planning , organizing, preparing, fundraisers and most importantly just enjoying getting ready for the 2011 season – our fourth!

Over the next few weeks we will continue to share what is happening. This season we are all very excited about having a ready source of water. We are sorry to disappoint any of you who enjoyed the ‘process’ of the wheelbarrow trip to the arena, filling your jugs, skillfully attempting to maneuver your wheelbarrow and jugs over the athletic fields and arrive back at the garden with 50% ( or better if you were a seasoned water toter)  of  the water remaining. The hose is  in place and the taps ready to be turned on to keep the large totes filled for ready access. The totes are also conveniently placed mid- garden.

Some other exciting changes will be evident in the garden layout Individual plots are now going to be at the back of the garden with easy access to the shed for tools.

Signage is currently being created so each plot holder will have  their own sign to personalize! We will also use signage to designate rows and the various stages of growth and what tasks might be done by volunteers whenever you are down at the garden. For example  you may see a rustic sign that says ” we’re germinating –  please water”  or “it’s crowded in here – please weed!” We are also hoping to create a few living teepees of beans or peas for our younger gardeners to  have fun in.

Have you started planning what produce you hope to plan this year? Seedy Saturday is April 9that the Wolfville Market. It’s a great opportunity to join in workshops, demonstrations and purchase local seeds.

http://www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca/component/content/article/19-event-news/200-april-9-seedy-saturday

Stay tuned for more exciting news down here on the farm!

Happy Spring

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