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Happy New Year with Xeriscaping

Happy New Year Everyone!

On this very snowy January 1st, after you’ve shovelled your walk, and perhaps your neighbour’s too, why not kick back with a cup of coffee/tea/nog, grab a nearby gardening book, and settle in for a nice day’s read.

What sort of book will you choose? The latest gardening magazine? The seed catalogues that might be piling up around you? Perhaps you’ll delve into permaculture, explore cottage gardens, or plan to graft a franken-apple tree (please do this!) (more…)


Cat Poop on a Stick

(photo taken from the City of Calgary website, see link below)

If you have a Mayday, Schubert’s Choke Cherry, or any other tree/shrub from the Prunus family, you’re likely familiar with the Black Knot Fungus issue in Calgary. It’s ugly, it spreads quickly, and it looks like cat poop on a stick (cannot be unseen)!

It’s easy to see now that the branches are bare so once you spot it, it’s time to act.

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Celebrating Lori Weidenhammer’s “Victory Gardens for Bees”.

To celebrate another amazing season, with all of you, our gardening buddies and social friends, we’re giving away this amazing book by Lori Weidenhammer, “Victory Gardens for Bees”.

As you know, Pollinator Gardens are a focus of ours and this book is getting some pretty incredible reviews! It’s chalk full of practical tips, planting plans, and care techniques. You’ll LOVE it!

Like this post to enter the contest, share this post so your friends can enter, and please take a moment to comment on the facebook post because we love to hear from you.


Hello Acadia – November Issue

This month there’s no preamble – no pithy story to serve as an introduction. This month we’re serving up a chaotic buffet of facts.

Here are the 10 Random Things that Calgary Gardeners Ought To Know:

1. Your Zone changed.

You used to be a Zone 3. Now you’re a Zone 4. The world is now your oyster. (more…)


Grant Contest Deadline October 10th, Vote Now!

Enrichment of the Native Plant & Pollinator Garden:

Worldwide, pollinator populations are in decline. At the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, we’ve made it a priority to raise awareness around this issue by creating a pollinator-friendly habitat and growing space for all of our neighbours, whether they walk on 6 legs or 2.  (more…)


I’m going to tell you a story- Open Letter from Acadia Garden and Art Society

I’m going to tell you a story.

I live in a city where people often don’t know their neighbours. I’m not sure that’s a point of pride for most, we are still prairie folk after all (that means generally friendly, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of living on the prairies). No, I think it’s because we’re a busy city. There’s hustle and there’s bustle.  (more…)


Garage Sale August 20th, 2016!

We will part of 2016’s annual parade of garage sales!  (more…)


List of Plants Native to the Calgary Area

Click for a list of native Calgary plant species.
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Call for Board: Fundraising Coordinator

The Acadia Garden and Art Society is currently looking for a fundraising coordinator to add to our board of directors. This position would require the individual to be the main contact for all the vital fundraising efforts that make our progress possible.  (more…)