Hurrah for May!

“Spring is sprung, the grass is ‘riz’”  …but no need to “wonder where the birdies is” They are all here in my very wet backyard helping themselves to the fat juicy worms. I just would like them to leave me a few! It has been so very wet,  which is of course a good thing however it does mean that we must be patient to get down to the garden. Tilling will take place as soon as we get the ‘O.K.’ from the university Facilities department, that the adjacent athletic  field is sufficiently dry to accommodate vehicle and foot traffic. We will let you know as soon as we get the word!

There has been much behind-the-scenes activity as we gear up for this  season. Sadly we are  saying farewell to some of our  farm   management team. This has been such a wonderful experience to serve along side such a dedicated and hardworking group. It is inspiring and encouraging to see these young adults emerging from their studies at Acadia and knowing that our future world is in their hands. Those that are returning in September,  we eagerly anticipate your return with sincere thanks for all the hard work you have done to set us up for success on the farm. Those who are moving on, we wish you much success and happiness and extend our gratitude for your selfless and tireless efforts for the ACF in the midst of your studies but you must know that you will be missed this season!!

Did you attend April Flavours this year? If not you must put this on your to-do events next year. A terrific response from the community and we were treated to a wonderful selection of local foods and wines. It is a reminder of how unique and privileged we are to live in the Annapolis Valley! A double plot at the ACF was one of several items auctioned off that evening and it was delightful to meet the recipients who are new gardeners! That is exciting and we assured them that they are in good hands with the wonderful community we have within the Acadia Community farm. So welcome to all our new and old gardeners this year!!

Seedlings are well on their way and we have another seedling planting coming up likely this week so stayed tuned!

Our workshop series is also gearing up and we know that “Organic Vegetable Growing “ with Nikki Jabbour will be taking place May 28th – “Permaculture” from the folks at Big Sky Permaculture on their maritime tour on June 17th   and “Seed Saving” in the fall. We will have more details very soon but you will not want to miss one of these so mark your calendars now!

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  1. 1 引越し 単身 October 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm




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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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