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The Acadia Community Garden & Art Society’s Annual General Meeting 2017

Please join us for the upcoming annual general meeting so we can get to know you this 2017!

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Place: Calgary Co-op Macleod Trail, Community Room (upstairs) 8818 Macleod Trail SE

Everyone is welcome – friends of the garden, past, current or interested gardeners, volunteers or anyone who is curious about us.

Hope to see you there!

Acadia Garden and Art Society, Board of Directors


Hello Acadia: April Issue

Acadia Community Garden & Art Society 

Those of you who read this article regularly – and that’s all of you, I’m sure – may have noticed that we’re pretty keen about gardening. It’s true, we love to garden. We could likely talk about it day and night, month in and month out. But I’m going to tell you a secret: we like other forms of art too. It’s true! And now I’ve got to ask, are there any quilting fans out there? (more…)


Hello Acadia- January Issue

Water-Wise Gardening

Whether you call them water-wise, drought-smart, or xeric, methods of gardening that contribute to the conservation of water are essential to ecosystem preservation on a global level. Let’s face it, we’re seeing an increase in the desertification of land and freshwater rationing in many parts of the world. The writing is on the wall and we’re going to have to learn to embrace techniques to save this precious resource before it’s too late.

Fortunately, as gardeners, this is well within our grasp. (more…)


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…)