The Acadia Farm serves as the Town of Wolfville Community Garden. About forty 12'x 20' garden plots are available to any students, staff, faculty, and local residents who wish to have a garden of their own. Smaller plots are also available. Tools and water supply are provided for all gardeners to share.
Sustainability is a core value of the Acadia Farm. As an organic garden, only organic amendments are allowed and no chemical pesticides or herbicides are permitted. All gardening is done with hand-tools, although occasionally gas-powered tilling is required to break-up areas with heavy clay.
Our community gardeners are a diverse group each year. Many Acadia students who live in Wolfville for the summer share a plot with housemates. Local retirees, who have many years experience gardening but have downsized, enjoy having a garden again and working alongside other gardeners in the community. For others who are new to the area getting involved in the Acadia Farm is a great way to meet new people.
In exchange for a plot, community gardeners are asked to volunteer six hours each season on the university and food bank garden. This produce is grown for the Acadia Dining Hall and Wolfville and Area Food Bank.
There is no cost for a garden plot, but there is often a waiting list. Anyone interested in having a plot for the season should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-585-1311 by May 1st.