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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