Upcoming Events

UP! Skilling Food Festival

  • April 28, 2018
  • New Dawn Center for Social Innovation, Sydney, NS

Looking to UP! your Food Skills? From growing, sourcing, harvesting, storing, preserving and cooking local and healthy food – there is a workshop for you! Open to the entire island community, there will be a total of 16, hands-on, 1-hour workshops hosted by a local community expert (schedule to follow). We will offer a complimentary, locally sourced and healthy lunch, fair trade tea and coffee, a common area for networking and musical entertainment, and lots of food related info! See full schedule and buy tickets here

Ask a Seed Grower!

Ask a Seed Grower!

  • Monday May 7, 2018 fro 6:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Summerside, PE

Join us for this great opportunity to get answers for all your seed saving questions, just in time for the gardening season!

On-Farm Seed Production Workshop

On-Farm Seed Production Workshop

  • Tue. May 8, 2018 from 9 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Charlottetown, PEI

Saving high quality seed on-farm is both a science and an art. It requires good advanced planning, attention to detail in the field, and specific techniques for selection, harvest and storage. Please join ACORN and Chris Sanford, of Yonder Hill Farm, for this workshop on good seed production practices, from post-planning to harvest.


  • May 14, 21, 28 & June 4, 2018
  • Horton Ridge Malt & Grain Co., Hortonville, NS

A dinner & demo dedicated to the humble malted grain, and its journey from the malt house to your kitchen table. Take a tour of the Horton Ridge Malt House with Maltster and owner Al Stewart, followed by a dinner & demonstration prepared with different malts in different ways, compliments of Yesteryear Baking's Christine Fancy. Food to include sweet and savoury preparations, even malted drinks! Starts at 6pm each date. Tickets $38. Register here

The Praxis Project Permaculture Inspired Art Festival

  • June 1-3, 2018
  • South Knowlesville, NB

An interdisciplinary Arts & Permaculture festival that provides 3 vegan meals a day for 3 days. This year offering four different streams of in-depth workshops (Herbalism, Home Preservation, Living Soils & Off-Grid Power), three music nights with dancing; and a makers market (Vending Opportunity). Come surround yourself with Acadian Boreal Forest, at the foothills of the Appalachian in Western New Brunswick, to come together for the First Festival of the Season. Camp, laugh, eat, learn and teach at our temporary home in the woods. praxisprojectnb.com