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  • ACORN Meet Your Farmer Bike Tours

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Urban Farming & Gardening

    ACORN Meet Your Farmer Bike Tours

    In summer 2011, the Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network organized the 1st Meet Your Farmer Bike tours in Maritime Canada. Check out this short video!

  • Lacto-Fermenting, Dehydrating and Preserving for Eating Local Year-Round with Jen Greenberg

    ACORN Conference, Community Supported Agriculture, Food Skills, Urban Farming & Gardening, Create

    Lacto-Fermenting, Dehydrating and Preserving for Eating Local Year-Round with Jen Greenberg

    Jen Greenberg presented this workshop at the 2011 ACORN organic conference and trade show in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  (54 mins)

  • Beyond Peak Oil: Lessons from Cuba's Agriculture Featuring Roberto Perez Rivero

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Beyond Peak Oil:  Lessons from Cuba's Agriculture Featuring Roberto Perez Rivero

    At ACORN's 2011 organic conference and trade show in Nova Scotia, Cuban permaculturalist Roberto Perez Rivero presented his research and experiences with a permaculture-based Cuban society.  (60 mins)

  • Root Cellars 101 with Tarrah Young and Amy Lounder

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Horticulture, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Root Cellars 101 with Tarrah Young and Amy Lounder

    Farmers' Amy Lounder and Tarrah Young introduce the concepts of root cellaring at the 2011 ACORN organic conference and trade show in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (56 mins)

  • Urban Agriculture: Learning from Cuba’s Example

    Urban Farming & Gardening

    Urban Agriculture: Learning from Cuba’s Example with Marjorie Willison: Land; Convivial Communities; Commons; Food habits

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Beekeeping with Katherine Marsters and Nicole Arsenault

    Urban Farming & Gardening

    Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Beekeeping with Katherine Marsters and Nicole Arsenault: Intro beekeeping; Hives; Halifax Honey-Bee Society; Challenges; Methods
  • Keeping Chickens in the City with Louise Hanavan

    ACORN Conference, Food Skills, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Keeping Chickens in the City with Louise Hanavan: Chickens; Supplies; Pest control

  • Permanent Raised Beds

    ACORN Conference, Grain & Field Crops, Soil & Compost, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Presented by Denis LaFrance CETAB+ at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

  • Working with perennials: Food, Fuel, and Medicine

    ACORN Conference, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Presented by Estelle Drisdelle at the 2015 ACORN Conference PEI

    View slideshow presentation here

  • Organic Vegetable Growing from the Ground Up

    ACORN Conference, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Urban Farming & Gardening

    In this talk from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Alyson Chisolm gives a speedy overview of the many important factors to consider when growing organic vegetables. Topics covered range from choosing a proper site for your garden, to specifics on pest and disease control. Alison does a great job of packing all of this critical information into one short hour.

  • Convert Your Lawn into a Forest Garden

    Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Fruit & Berry, Urban Farming & Gardening

    ­Food forest gardening does not mean gardening in a forest, but like a forest. It is an imitation of a woodland ecosystem, focusing medicinal and edible plants that thrive together. Unlike dedicated gardens, they are low maintenance while still offering an abundance of food and medicine. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, Estelle Drisdelle shares her insight and years of experience on maintaining food forests and guilds.

  • Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Maritimes

    Complementary Agriculture, Food Skills, Urban Farming & Gardening

    At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, Estelle Drisdelle shares her knowledge of harvesting and preserving local plants. Her presentation explores the variety of healing properties these maritime plants posses and how to reap the benefits.

  • Preserving the Harvest: Intro to Lacto-Fermentation

    Food Skills, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening, Value-Added

    Having both grown up in the city, Bryan Dyck and Shannon Jones of BroadFork Farm came to realize that their vision of farming included a desire to homestead. Their favorite way to preserve their harvests is through lacto-fermentation. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Dieppe, they presented 3 styles of lacto-fermented vegetables: kimchi, sauerkraut and pickle.

  • Mapping Nova Scotia's Seed Collections Systems

    Horticulture, Seed, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Authored in 2016 by Research Assistant Kathleen Glasgow, paper looks at different types of seed collections, their form, function, and membership. Also explores integration between seed collections and future intentions and aspirations of leaders of community seed collections.

  • Living Off the Land: Producing All the Food We Consume

    Food Skills, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Infrastructure & Equipment, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Robin and Rebecca LeBlanc met in Moncton and later moved to Bathurst, where they have been homesteading since now joined with their 3 children. At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Moncton, they offered insight of their experiences living off the land including the making of their cob oven, maintaining the green house and poultry, and mushroom logs. The LeBlanc’s strive to balance both their careers as teachers and musicians, and as a result prefer to do large batches of their preserves and dairy in order to have quick access to their bounty year long. Every July they leave their homestead in the hands of a neighbor and are full time musicians for the month.

  • Extending the Harvest: Growing More Vegetables in a Short Season

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Season Extension, Urban Farming & Gardening

    At the 2016 Homesteading Symposium in Moncton, Alyson Chisholm of Windy Hill Farm explained what options there are for extending your garden’s season and maintaining a continuous harvest.

  • Considerations for Seed Security and Biodiversity Conservation in Newfoundland

    Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Seed, Urban Farming & Gardening

    This report was completed by Research Assistant Shelby Jamieson in 2016. A joint project of ACORN and Carleton University, this report provides a scan of current seed security work, an overview of some potential partnership opportunities, and seed challenges and issues in Newfoundland. This report will be the basis of further consultation in the region, and helps lay the foundation for a program that will help address some identified issues.

  • Seed Libraries Resource Newsletter Part 1

    Horticulture, Seed, Urban Farming & Gardening

    This newsletter was developed in March 2016 after a conference call attended by seed library organizers and other interested people. It shares their progress, insights, challenges, and solutions that seed collections right across the region can benefit from, as well as helpful resources.

  • Seed Libraries Resource Newsletter Part 2

    Horticulture, Seed, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Part 2 of 2, this newsletter presents additional resources for seed library and seed collection organizers, as well as tips on sourcing seed and fundraising.  

  • Micro Seed Banking: A Primer

    Seed, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Developed by Seeds of Diversity, this manual is the gold standards of best practices for anyone loooking to set up a community seed bank, or other seed collection focused on conservation of high quality seeds. 

  • Seed Production & Banking Bibliography

    Horticulture, Seed, Urban Farming & Gardening

    Whether attempting seed saving for the first time, starting a seed collection in the hopes of supporting other seed savers, or simply continuing down a path of lifelong learning about seed production, this bibliography has something for everyone.