Category Archives: efficiency

Benefits of landscape fabric

Marc, from Just Us Coffee’s demonstration garden in Grand Pré just dropped by to get some landscape fabric. He and Amy Lounder are setting up a comparison of weed control with and without landscape fabric in onions and strawberries.  We … Continue reading

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Before the rain

Before the rain started, on May 8, the crew here at the farm was rushing to get a lot planted and set up.  Charlotte Harper and her crew came by to learn more about the details of setting up hoop … Continue reading

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More Modified Hanley Hoop Houses in New Brunswick

The modified version of Hanley Hoop Houses have been installed at another farm in New Brunswick (see http://davesproducepacks.com).  This farm has 330 customers directly connected with it through weekly produce pack deliveries.  Dave Wolpin and his right-hand-man, Alex Eaton, have … Continue reading

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Modified Hanley Hoop Houses

Fifteen people showed up for the hoop house workshop on April 7 despite dire weather warnings.  We put up the 96 foot house in an hour and a half, taking extra time to wrestle with the wind and talk about … Continue reading

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Goal: Goslings

The goose adventure continues.  I now know more about expressions like “don’t be a silly goose.”  Or “wild goose chase.”  These geese are unique and comical, graceful and bizarre. As I become more excited and invested in the anticipated hatch … 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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Hoop House (part 2)

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