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Welcome Back Acadia Students!

Student – Athlete Laura Pleiderer weeding the beet bed while volunteering last month

Welcome back to both new and returning Acadia Students! We are excited to have you back on campus and hope you come down to visit us at the Acadia Community Farm.

Look for us at Club Extravaganza Wednesday September 4th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Acadia Students’ Union Building. Here we will be able to talk with you about the farm and how you can sign-up to get involved.

Students can volunteer with us every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm – 7:30 pm.

If you’re wondering what to expect while volunteering here is a list of potential activities:

  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Harvesting
  • Garden Clean up

Feel free to contact Sarah Boudreau at if you would like more information.


June 17th Volunteer Session Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to the current and forecasted rain/thunder showers tonight’s volunteer session from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm will be cancelled. Stay safe and dry!

Summer Sun and Heat Safety

With temperatures in the high 20’s and 30’s it is important that you work smart in the heat. If you need to do work outside we suggest early morning before 10 am or late evening after 5 pm. Make sure to wear a hat, sun screen, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in the shade.

Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The graphic was originally distributed by the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services (OES).

Eating Your Education!

An exciting harvest took place on campus last week at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre. Student research assistants and staff from the Acadia Community Farm harvested lettuce grown hydroponically as part of a research project with Dr. Martin Tango from the Acadia University Ivan Curry School of Engineering, colleagues at the Nova Scotia Community College – NSCC and Nova Aquaponics. The produce was delivered to Chartwells at Acadia University  Wheelock dining hall and the Wolfville and Area Food Bank. #Eatingyoureducation at Acadia!

Sarah the farm coordinator holding 12 pounds of Romaine and Prize head lettuce!
Mixed salad greens filled with kale, chard, and lettuce all destined for the Wolfville and Area Food Bank.

Gardening 101 Workshop Location Change

Due to current and forecasted rain the Gardening 101 Workshop will be held at the Acadia Athletic Complex in the Hall of Fame room. 7:00pm start!

Gardening 101 Workshop

The Acadia Community Farm is excited to announce our first workshop of the 2019 season! Join us on Tuesday, June 11th @ 7:00pm at the community farm to learn more about growing a vegetable garden. Please RSVP

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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