We have sunny land available for individuals or groups to grow vegetables.
Eventually we hope to have an active group of gardeners who share information and techniques and have fun while growing food for themselves and their families.
There is also enough room for market gardening.
The We Dig Food! therapeutic garden project with Hinchinbrook Farm is expanding. It’s sporting an arbour, a bean teepee and new raised beds!
We Dig Food!’s new raised beds, arbour and teepee for beans.
Hemlock beams for new beds in the We Dig Food garden were delivered last week. The soil will arrive this week. The We Dig Food! garden is a partnership project of neighbouring Hinchinbrook Farm, which works with special needs children, including … Continue reading
Jeanette Poirier has been planting a hedge along the edge of the Blockhouse School lands fronting School Road. It is half finished! We also have 1-year-old European Hawthorne trees for sale from our permaculture nursery. European Hawthorne (Crataegus oxyacanthoides) is an … Continue reading
Liam Tayler of LaHave Natural Farms will be coming to The Blockhouse School on Tuesday July 8 to give a presentation about growing Haskap berries at 2 pm, during the Farmers’ Market and the Permaculture Design Course. These highly nutritious and … Continue reading
A variety of requests are coming in from folks who want to get involved in the Therapeutic Garden Project. This is very encouraging. As this is a volunteer initiative, we are still working through the growing pains of getting it … Continue reading
We have coldframes for sale! With a coldframe, you can eat your own salads in April, keep greens going through the winter, start seeds at all times of year and more! Set it up in a sunny spot, facing south, and garden … Continue reading
UPDATE: March 2014: This project has received the runner-up prize, including $500 funding and some technical assistance, from the Nova Scotia Cooperative Council’s Social Enterprise Innovation Competition! In partnership with our neighbour, Hinchinbrook Farm, which provides a therapeutic riding program … Continue reading
Even though it’s August already, you could still get started on a garden plot. Even starting with sod! Rather than strenuous double digging, it’s easier to build gardens on top of the sod lasagna-style. By laying down corrugated cardboard and … Continue reading
UPDATE April 2013: We won’t be holding this workshop this year, but may bring the presenter, Bonita Ford, to Nova Scotia in the future. Your responses to the survey may still be useful, so you’re welcome to do the survey … Continue reading
[singlepic id=269 w=300 h=225 float=right]May 25 – June 9, 2013: Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) residential intensive. The Permaculture Design Certificate course is an internationally-recognized, seventy-two hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to permaculture design as … Continue reading