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Season Extension Workshop July 26th

Please join us at the Acadia Community Farm for our Season Extension workshop from 7:00-9:00pm on Wednesday July 26th! Screen Shot 2017-07-19 at 10.05.27 AM.png

Please RSVP sarah@acadiafarm.org

Hello July!

The Acadia Community Farm is off to a fantastic start thanks to our faithful Volunteers! We welcome anyone who is interested in helping out to come join us on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm. No previous experience required!

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Plot Holders, Volunteers and our Farm dog Anna are working hard planting cucumbers at our weekly Wednesday Night Volunteering

 

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Arianne (left) and Alisha (right) are securing row cover that protects squash from striped cucumber beetle.

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Garlic, strawberries and tomatoes are just some of the many things you can grow here at the Acadia Community Farm. Come down and sneak a peek of what else is growing!

 

New residence on campus…for bees!

Andrew Collins and Sarah Boudreau assembling the hive.

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our first bee hive at the Acadia Farm. The hive will be used for teaching and research in partnership with the Acadia Beekeeping Club and the Department of Biology. Under the direction of Dr. Dave Shutler and Dr. Kirk Hillier and local beekeepers Kevin Spicer and Perry Brandt, students will learn about the role of bees in agriculture and investigate integrated pest management techniques. Stop by the farm to welcome our newest campus residents and learn about bees!

Wednesday Night Volunteering

Volunteering
Wednesday night volunteer work parties will begin on Wednesday June 14th and will run from 6-8pm. Join us at the Acadia Community Farm for an hour or even two! Sessions will run every Wednesday evening until August 30th.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering with the Acadia Community Farm is encouraged to drop in and get their hands dirty!
Volunteering at the farm includes, but is not limited to: Prepping land, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, organizing workshops and helping running events.
I look forward to seeing new and returning faces. The farm would not be able to run without all of your hard work and dedication!
If you will be around Wolfville this summer and are interested in volunteering with the Acadia Community Farm and have questions about how to get involved please contact Sarah Boudreau at Sarah@acadiafarm.org 

May 23rd Official 2017 Season Start!

The Acadia Community Farm will be starting its 2017 season on Tuesday, May 23rd! We are looking forward to welcoming all new and returning plot holders as well as volunteers this year.

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If you are interested in obtaining a plot for the 2017 growing season or becoming a volunteer please contact Sarah@acadiafarm.org for more details.

Check back soon for more information about our spring orientation and plans for the upcoming season.

End of Season Social Nov 19th

All are invited to join us for the Acadia Farm End of Season Social. Live music, good food and even better company. Drop in anytime between 2pm-4pm on Saturday November 19th at DeWolfe House. New farmers welcome.

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Afternoon at the Farm with King’s-Edgehill

The Acadia Community Farm had the opportunity to welcome King’s-Edghill School on a beautiful sunny afternoon in October. The students helped to harvest a grand total of 35 pounds of tomatoes to be freshly delivered to the dining hall on campus. Thankfully, more tomatoes found their way into the buckets than into the hungry mouths of students. This experience provided the students with valuable information about growing and harvesting your own food. Hopefully this experience planted a seed of change in their minds, and opened up students to the benefits of growing their own food.

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(Cherry tomatoes harvested by the students of King’s-Edgehill)

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In the above picture we find the Acadia Community Farm coordinator showing students and teachers the joys of seed saving, which is the ability to let certain plants go to seed to be collected and saved for the coming spring.

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The students were fortunate enough to meet some of the plot holders who have been growing food in the community garden all summer. At the farm we have gardeners of all different experience levels and they are happy to share their knowledge and love of gardening with the students.

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Freshly picked handful of ground cherries, which were grown by one of the plot holders. Some of the students were surprised to discover that they don’t in fact taste like cherries, and more closely resemble a tomato

The Acadia Community Farm is happy to partner with King’s-Edgehill school to help them develop tools to grow and expand their own gardens. Through this partnership King’s-Edgehill was able to make a connection with the Chartwells dining hall on their campus. Hopefully in the near future students of King’s-Edghill will see food grown from their very own community garden being served in their dining hall.


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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