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Welcome Myah, 2015 Farm Coordinator

Welcome Myah Rach-Sharpe, the Acadia Farm 2015 Student Coordinator. Myah is in her first year in Community Development and Environment and Sustainability Studies at Acadia. She has a lot of experience in the field having woofed in Ireland and New Zealand and operated her own small farm last summer. We are all looking forward to working with Myah this season. Her contact is myah@acadiafarm.org.

Welcome Erika

The Acadia Farm is pleased to welcome Erika Gardham, 3rd year Nutrition and Dietetics students at Acadia, to the position of Farm Coordinator. She will be in touch with plotholders and volunteers in the next few weeks to start planning for the 2014 season.

2013 Gardener’s Gathering

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Acadia Community Farm Invites You!

The Acadia Community Farm is hosting on a series of workshops, free of charge, around the topic of gardening. Attending the workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about organic gardening, composting, growing herbs, farms and biodiversity and pest management.

Where: The Acadia Community Farm-Behind the Acadia Athletic Complex adjacent the far soccer field

When: Saturday, August 17, from 9:00am-4:00pm

Number’s are limited, if interested please RSVP by August 12th to: Lindsay@acadiafarm.org

Plot Holder Meeting Coming Soon!!

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Welcome everyone to the 2013 season, my name is Lindsay Robinson and I will be the Acadia Community Farm Coordinator. We hope to have a general plot holders meeting within the next couples weeks, please stay posted!

Management Team – Positions Available

We all know that veggies don’t just magically plant themselves. There is countless hours of time and care put into the planning and managing of the Acadia Farm. The Acadia Community Farm Management Team is looking for some new members to help create this magic.

Currently the Management Team is made up of:

  • Farmer in Residence (Farm Manager) – Rachel Eisener
  • Staff Advisor (Sustainability Coordinator) – Jodie Noiles
  • Faculty Advisor – Alan Warner
  • Members-at-Large – Liesel Carlsson, Kira McLean & Mike Belyea

There are four positions available to anyone that wants to help out with the Farm on a different level:

  • Outreach and Promotions Coordinator – This position is to help with promotion and outreach to community events and organizations. Will also focus on student and community engagement.
  • Fundraising Coordinator – This position will help with fundraising initiates throughout the year.
  • Education and Events Coordinator – This position will focus on educational opportunities for students and community. It will also focus on events throughout the year.
  • Member-at-Large – This positon is for people who want to participate and contribute to the farm on the Management Team level.

If you are interested in any position or just want to find out how to help please contact Rachel at rachel@acadiafarm.org

New FarmHouse Residence on Campus

Acadia established a new residence this spring for students interested in sustainable food and farming. The new Farm-House is located at 58 University Avenue, right next door to the recently relocated Eco-House. Students in both residences aspire to live according to principles of sustainability and in Farm-House there is a particular focus on food security, organic gardening and local food. Farm-House students also volunteer at the Acadia Farm and are involved in outreach and programming aimed at engaging the campus community. The Farmer in Residence coordinates house activities in addition to managing daily operations of the Acadia Farm.  Contact Rachel Eisener to arrange to visit Farm-House and meet the residents.  Aspring farmers may be most interested in meeting our resident chickens.

Welcome Acadia’s first Farmer In Residence

Rachel Eisener, fourth year Recreation Management and Environment and Sustainability Studies student, is Acadia’s first Farmer in Residence!  Rachel has served in a variety of leadership roles on campus including most recently as co-coordinator for the ESST society and coordinator of Eco-House.  An active campus and community volunteer, Rachel was involved in the Acadia Farm throughout last season and is excited to help the farm grow. Welcome to your new role Rachel!

Welcome also to returning members of the Management Committee! Students Mike Belyea and Kira McLean, community members Liesel Carlsson and Libby Vervaeke and me, Jodie Noiles, Acadia Sustainability Coordinator. Dr. Alan Warner is joining the committee in May upon return from sabbatical in New Zealand to serve as Faculty Advisor. Welcome Alan. Farewell to friends Dewey Dunnington and Dan Aurell who have moved on to new adventures. May your tomatoes always ripen! (or insert vegetable reference of your choice :-))

For those who have not yet heard of the Farmer in Residence program, here’s a little background. The Farmer in Residence program, created in partnership with Student Affairs and the Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment, is an exciting new opportunity for a student to serve in a leadership role on campus by helping to manage the Acadia Community Farm.  Living on campus in the newly designated “Farm-House” on University Avenue, the Farmer in Residence also plays an important outreach role with students in residence and the entire Acadia community. We are hopeful this new program will not only help build our organizational capacity but create a valuable experiential learning opportunity for an Acadia Student.

Stay tuned for updates on programs and activities for our fourth season.

Jodie


About

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!

Contact

Want to get involved? Contact info@acadiafarm.org

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