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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!



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


Gorgeous kale plants expand over this community member’s plot


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


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


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


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


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


Things are Growing at the Farm!

Mother nature is working her magic and things are taking off down at the farm. Come down and take a look for yourselves!



Our front garden is coming to life, but so are the weeds!


Tomato transplants are in and working hard. A little droopy after their big move, but give them a couple nice days and they should perk right up!


Rows and rows of tomatoes


The pepper transplants nestled into their new beds


So many tomatoes!!


Gorgeous chive flowers

June 16th Seedling Update

We now have all the seedlings from the spring planting party in the ground safe and sound! Here is an update on how the peppers are doing in their new homes


Katie’s pepper plant looks like it was a snack for one of the little creatures down at the farm


Angie’s pepper plant


Melissa’s pepper plant


Maddie’s pepper plant


Emalee’s pepper plant

March 24th Planting Party Seedlings – June 2nd Growth

It has been over two months since the Fork and Farm club in conjunction with the Acadia Community Farm hosted their annual spring planting party and the seeds have since germinated, sprouted and grown into healthy young plants! Our volunteers helped plant well over a hundred tomatoes, peppers and onions for the Acadia Community Farm which we can all watch grow thanks to our good friend the internet. From seed to veggie, here is where photos will be posted as the seasons progresses and we watch who’s plant produces the most!


Duncan’s tomato plant is growing well


Mahmoud Istanbouli’s Brandy Wine tomato


Anne’s tomato


Katie M.’s pepper plant


Angie G.’s pepper plant


Emalee Doyle’s pepper plants are growing beautifully


Edith’s onion plant!


Rachel Clark’s tomato plant


Sammi Clark’s tomato plant

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A couple pictures of Gui Gui the Sailor, growing strong!


Melissa Isner’s pepper plant

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Maddie Mackenzie’s pepper plant


Shelby Farmer’s pepper plant

Tomato Growth

Here are a few pictures of our beautiful tomato babies sprouting their leaves and starting their journey to become big, healthy, fruit bearing food providers.


Above is what a tomato plant looks like when it first sprouts. In the germination room at the KC Irving Centre, which provides ideal germinating conditions for seeds, the time it took for the tomato seeds to begin sprouting and break ground was about a week. These first leaves are their seed leaves, or cotyledons.


As the seedlings continue to grow they develop their “true” leaves which vary depending on the variety of tomato.


As the tomato seedlings continue to grow they continue to sprout up, but they also grow new sets of leaves and bush out.


Believe it or not, this little guy will eventually grow to be several feet tall and produce pounds worth of tomatoes

First Sprout of the Season!


Last week the Food Systems and Community Development class at Acadia University helped us plant lettuce and radishes down at the farm as part of their introduction to sustainable food systems. After a nice week of warm sun and light rain… we have sprouting radishes! Congratulations CODE 4593 team on your planting success!


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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