Category Archives: organic farming

Community Greenhouse & Waterfront Gardens

COUNTY AND THE BEAR RIVER BOARD OF TRADE SIGN AGREEMENT BRINGING COMMUNITY ONE STEP CLOSER TO A COMMUNITY GARDEN

ANNAPOLIS CO., JANUARY 08, 2016 – On January 8th, an agreement was signed between the County of Annapolis  and the Bear River Board of Trade (BRBT), paving the way towards a sustainable community garden and greenhouse.
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Learn to Grow Food in Bear River

A new course of garden workshops are taking place this spring in Bear River.

  • Learn how to grow vegetables from seed the organic way.
  • Learn what soil is, how to nurture your garden and the ideas behind companion planting.
  • Learn the full life cycle of plants and what to do with all that produce.
  • Sow heritage vegetable seeds then take them home and grow them on to mature plants.

Get together with like-minded beginners this spring and get your veggie ventures off the ground. To get the most from this course early registration is recommended. Payment ($75) is due by 12th March and courses start on 17th March , either Thursdays (a.m.) or Saturdays (p.m), at the Oakdene Community Centre. Hope to see you there.
Please take a look at the attached poster for more information or call Ginny Hurlock at 467-0481 for further details. A course outline is available on request.

Moving to Bear River

If you are wondering why a person would choose to leave the city (in this case Vancouver) to move to Bear River, check out the blog  Life at Sledding Hill. Last year Martin and Gordon bought a farm here and brought their dreams with them which involved lavender fields and lavender shortbread cookies and beautiful chickens.

Hen and Rooster at Sledding Hill.

Martin’s  ‘Why Bear River’ post sums things up.

The transition from our Vancouver desk-job lives to being modern homesteaders in rural Nova Scotia has been remarkably smooth.  We haven’t had a day of regret.