August sun brings vibrant and prolific plants at the farm!

After a long weekend of rest and relaxation it is a wonderful surprise to come back and see that the plants didn’t get the memo about the vacation. Our plants are producing in full force, getting ready for the students to return and explore the edible diversity available at their campus garden. Looking forward to seeing everyone next month!

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Bunches of green tomatoes waiting patiently to be ripened by the sun

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Gorgeous kale plants expand over this community member’s plot

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The Jack-o-lanterns are blooming, getting ready for a halloween pumpkin carving event

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Our sunflowers have finally began to open and show us their true beauty. Such vibrant flowers

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Melissa Isner’s pepper plant has taken off and far surpassed the others. Hopefully we will see some fruit from it soon   IMG_1436

Tomatoes growing in the campus garden

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So sweet and crisp, these new carrots taste as good as candy

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Purple, yellow and green beans have pulled through the slug infestation and will soon be producing delicious goods that can be found at Wheelock dining hall

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An interesting look at what a purple bean plant looks like. The flowers and stem are actually purple!

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Our peas are loaded and ready to eat! Available soon at Wheelock dining hall

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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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