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Atlantic Canada’s Seedy Saturdays!

Atlantic Canada’s Seedy Saturdays!

  • Taking place Saturdays and Sundays from February until April, 2018.
  • Atlantic Canada

Seedy Saturdays and Seedy Sundays are a tradition in Atlantic Canada! What a great opportunity to share seed, buy seed for the upcoming gardening season, and meet local seed savers and seed companies. Please consult this listing for information on events in your community! This listing is updated whenever new information is sent our way. So if you see something missing, please email us at seed_at_acornorganic.org. For a full listing of cross Canada seedy events, check out Seeds of Diversity's event listing. For more information about local seed, please visit our new local seed page!


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Fund Development Coordinator

Fund Development Coordinator

  • NEW Application Deadline: April 27, 2018
  • Sackville, NB

Creating meaning and making an impact in the work that you do is central to your ideals. You value the environment enough, not only live in harmony with it, but to do something to protect it; you’ll resonate with the organic principles of health, ecology, fairness and care. As ACORN’s Fund Development Coordinator, these principles will guide your work, and living in Sackville, New Brunswick will allow you to embrace them. Read on to learn more about this opportunity!


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ACORN needs to hear from you!

ACORN needs to hear from you!

  • Deadline: April 30, 2018

Back at the 2017 ACORN Conference, we asked participants if they'd be willing to participate in a market survey to help ACORN identify sponsors to support our work. The majority of you said yes, so here is the survey!

Sponsorship for all our events, including the conference, is key to making them possible and keeping them affordable for participants. This survey will help guide the development of ACORN's sponsorship program.


Creating the Year-Round Garden

  • April 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2018
  • Points East Guest House, Pouch Cove, NL

This full-day workshop will help you create a year-round garden so you can raise and harvest food all year long, by combining raised beds with protective structures like cloches, cold frames, tunnels, row covers and greenhouses, and selecting the varieties you plant. By starting different crops in succession, building up your soil and protecting your plants, you can harvest food all through the year, even in the middle of winter. 
 
Led by home gardener Dan Rubin of Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds, this workshop will demonstrate raised bed construction and show you basic steps to create your own four-season garden. In the past six years, more than 350 people have participated in these sessions.
 
Learn about plant selection, seed starting, soil enrichment, intensive planting and how to build protective structures to extend your growing season. Workshop fee: $65, includes home-cooked lunch, seed starting, all handouts, hands-on activities, group discussions and local garden tours. To register, email info@perfectlyperennial.ca.


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How to do a Great Seed Bank Grow-out!

How to do a Great Seed Bank Grow-out!

  • April 27, 2018 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM Atlantic Time
  • Online

ACORN is pleased to host Bob Wildfong of Seeds of Diversity Canada for this webinar on special considerations for seed bank grow-outs.