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   The Urban Farm Museum Society of

        Spryfield, NS 
     
- preserving a healthy heritage by keeping rural traditions in urban places -

Welcome!
The Urban Farm has large enclosed gardening areas
with raised planting beds, a seated planter, family learning area,
 and a garden shed all nestled together in a grove of trees on top of a quiet hill.
                                                  


summer 2015

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 Schedules, Events, Notices


Notes from our Garden Coordinator Mhari:

    This week is last week of the season that the farm will be open 5 days a week! So many tthings are in bloom: black eyed susans, dahlias, glads, its such a wonderful time of year. 

Upcoming Events

  Fermentation Revelation Workshop, Sunday, September 20th, 3:00pm at the Captain        William Spry Library - This will be an exploration of preservation the old fashioned way! Lacto-fermentaion is a no fuss method that helps preserve your garden veggies, plus it has so many health benefits. You can preregister at the library.

 Harvest Fair, Saturday, September 26th, 2-4:00pm - Our annual celebration of harvest     season! We will have farm animals, games, food and fun for everybody at the farm this day. Don't miss out!

  Market Garden Produce for Sale

    Radish $0.75/bunch

    Lettuce: $1.25/head

    Beans: $1.50/bunch

    Kale: $2/bunch

    Chard: $2/bunch

    Zucchini: $0.50-$1.50

    Cucumbers: $0.25-$1.5

                              Herbs $1/bunch : Lovage (celery-like flavour), mint,

    marjoram, lemon balm, chives, parsley, dill, 

    Cut flowers: $5/bouquet

    Come Grow with Us Book $12(members), $15 (non-members)

    Spryfield Cookbook $15

News

    Farm hours will change in September.  I will only be at the farm on Saturdays from 9-3. This means the barn will only be open at these times. 

    Garlic has been harvested and it is in the barn curing. It should be ready to sell in  just over a week. 

     How you can help:

    Woodchips:  We just got a big load of woodchips yesterday and are getting some more tomorrow. We could use your help distributing these on our pathways. Just pop on by during our hours of operation and I can put you to work!

    Volunteer hours in September! I will only be at the farm a few hours a week in September and I will certainly need some help. If you are able to put in some of your volunteer hours during September, please let me know.

    Harvest Fair Food. We need someone to help us organize the food for our Harvest Fair celebration in September. Could this be you? Please let me know.  

    We'd love your eggshells! To help manage the slug issue, we'd love your eggshells. Bring them up and spread anywhere you see slug damage (large holes in leaves).

    We'd love your coffee grounds! Coffee grounds can help with slug management, or they can be super beneficial in a compost pile. If you can save them, we'd love to take them off your hands.

Farm hours this week: Tues & Thurs : 12-8pm, Wed and Fri : 9-5, Sat 10-2
September hours: Saturdays 9-3pm

Please feel free to get in touch should you have any questions.

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2015 Farm Schedule

Seed and plant sale    Saturday May 9, 2015  10 am - noon

Come Grow With Us opening meeting     Tuesday May 19, 2015   7 - 8 pm

School Farm Day    Thursday, June 4, 2015 (rain date June 5)   1:15 - 3 pm

Annual General Meeting    Monday, June 8, 2015  7 pm

Evenings in the Garden    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 and    Tuesday  August 11, 2015  6:30 - 8 pm

Harvest Fair    Saturday, September 26, 2015  2 - 4 pm

If you are interested in individual, family or group plots for next season please email

 urbanfarmspryfield@gmail.com

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You can buy the new book at the fair and at No Frills in Spryfield.


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Spring Summer 2015


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The Urban Farm Gardens are located on
 Rockingstone Rd. near the corner of Ardwell Ave.
 Spryfield, Nova Scotia   


 
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  Urban Farm of Spryfield

urbanfarmspryfield@gmail.com