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? Continue reading “Hello Acadia: April Issue”

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. Continue reading “Hello Acadia- January Issue”

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. Continue reading “Hello Acadia – November Issue”

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.  Continue reading “I’m going to tell you a story- Open Letter from Acadia Garden and Art Society”

Hello Acadia- April Issue

Most gardeners in Calgary are familiar with peonies (or paonies). They’re long lived, fairly disease resistant, sport a wide variety of showy flowers, and like our climate.

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Hello Acadia Article May 2016


Article published in Hello Acadia for April 2016 by gardener and writer, Joanne Klein:

Hello Acadia article for May 2016:

It may not be an actual jungle out there, but it might as well be.

Animals, including humans, have it easy. Most of us have legs or some other method of propulsion. If we’re attacked, we respond with movement. Plants don’t have the same luxury. If they’re attacked, they have to resort to things like chemical warfare or the deployment of insect armies in order to retaliate. Actually, we humans may have more in common with plants than originally thought.

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