Monthly Archives: March 2012

Farmland Conservation

Heliotrust has been getting some calls from people who want to set up some kind of mechanism for protecting land from development or protecting land for farming.  The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) holds Conservation Easements on three hundred acres of … Continue reading

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Spring Activity

What would we do without our wonderful neighbours?  Phil Nunn came by today to help lay out the new cattle shed, drive in the posts, and pick up horse manure from another wonderful neighbour, Sue Ettinger, who keeps horses.  Peter … Continue reading

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Hands-on Season Extension: April 7 2-8pm

Season Extension for Market Gardeners: Saturday April 7, 2-8 pm. Join us at Abundant Acres for an afternoon hands-on session to build a low-cost, unheated hoop house (2-4) and stay for the potluck afterwards to talk shop about greenhouse growing … Continue reading

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Hoophouse #2

On March 12, David and Bruce covered modified Hanley hoop house #2.  

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Maple Sap Time!

Bruce is learning from Phil Nunn about collecting Maple Sap from the sugar maple by the river.

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Dakota Tears

Of all the onions we planted, the Dakota Tears came up first, with the most vigour.  Our friend and mentor David Podoll worked to improve this onion for years and we can see the results.  He has been teaching us … Continue reading

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Winter visitors

We have had a few visitors over the winter.  Some of them are mentors, some of them are friends, some of them are learning something.  Most visitors are all three.

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Hoop House (part 2)

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Modified Hanley Hoop House March 9

  Close to 100 growers attended ACORN’s technical greenhouse session   The Greenhouse Effect February 28-29 in Debert.  It was great to connect with other growers and share knowledge with the snow blowing outside.  David made a presentation about economical season … Continue reading

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Farmers Who are Mentors

One of my farming mentors passed away last week.  James Card was born in 1924, grew up on a mixed farm in Centre Burlington, Hants County Nova Scotia.  For much of his life he worked very hard running a dairy … Continue reading

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