Olive’s Rhubarb


20 + years ago Olive had planted Rhubarb which she grew to make pies, jams and various deserts. Over the years the plants grew very large and Olive has graciously donated some of her rhubarb plants to the Acadia Community Farm in hopes of spreading her love of gardening.

Olive spent her younger years in Avondale on a homestead and then later moved into Windsor. As long as Olive can remember her family always kept a kitchen garden. Everyone had kitchen gardens back then and they grew their own vegetables to ensure they had food to eat.

As a young adult Olive also had a huge kitchen, where she grew lots of vegetables including potatoes, carrots, and her favourite beets! Currently 94 years old Olive still has a love for gardening and fresh produce. Living on the St.Croix river Olive keeps a small garden outside her front door with the help of her great granddaughter.

Olive’s Great granddaughter Arianne delivering the rhubarb to the farm!
This is just one of Olives rhubarb plants that we divided into 12 new plants!
Above is Sarah the Acadia Farm Coordinator planting rhubarb at the farm with the help of Olive’s great granddaughter Arianne.
Olive’s rhubarb is nestled into their bed next to our cold frame


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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