THIS IS AGRICULTURE: OPEN HOUSE OFFERS THRILLING OPPORTUNITIES TO DISCOVER AGRICULTURE . . . CAMP RANKIN PROVIDES A UNIQUE 4-H EXPERIENCE . . . WHAT’S THE POTENTIAL FOR WORKING FOREST CONSERVATION EASEMENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA? . . . SPONSOR THE 2015 ACORN CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW! . . . NATURE WRITING RETREAT JULY 25-26 . . .
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THIS IS AGRICULTURE: OPEN HOUSE OFFERS THRILLING OPPORTUNITIES TO DISCOVER AGRICULTURE
Source: Truro Daily News
What is agriculture? From analyzing water samples in a lab to creating a computerized system for detecting weeds in blueberry fields, agriculture is not limited to farming. With 110 years of history, students and professors at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture are combining the world’s oldest traditions with modern problem solving. On July 23, from 10 am to 2 pm, we are giving you the chance to discover this broadening world of agriculture for yourself. (read more)
CAMP RANKIN PROVIDES A UNIQUE 4-H EXPERIENCE
Camp Rankin, the provincial 4-H camp, is ready to welcome 200 4-H members and their friends from July 5 -August 7 for an outstanding experience involving healthy living, leadership and skills training. For the past 43 summers the camp, in partnership with the Nova Scotia 4-H Council and the Department of Agriculture, has offered campers a positive educational experience based on the 4-H Motto of “Learn To Do by Doing.” (read more)
WHAT’S THE POTENTIAL FOR WORKING FOREST CONSERVATION EASEMENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA?
In the January issue of Legacy, I reviewed formal conservation options for woodlot owners seeking permanent protection of their land. These included “forever wild” easements (where landowners maintain ownership of the property), as well as outright purchase or donation of properties to land trusts. But what options exist for folks looking to formally conserve their land while still deriving the benefits of timber harvesting? (read more)
SPONSOR THE 2015 ACORN CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW!
Join us for the largest organic food and farming event of the year! ACORN’s 15th Anniversary Celebratory Conference and Trade Show (16th conference) will be held this year from November 23-25, 2015, at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown, P.E.I. (read more)
NATURE WRITING RETREAT JULY 25-26
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
Join us for a nature writing retreat with Soren Bondrup-Neilsen at the Harrison Lewis Centre on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore. A weekend of honing your writing skills, friendship, thoughtful sharing of ideas and insights, good food, and learning to open your eyes and your mind to the natural world around us. Bondrup-Neilsen is an ecologist who teaches at Acadia University. As well as being his profession, most of his personal interests involve nature. He is the author of four books – Merging: Contemplations of Farming and Ecology from Horseback; A sound like water dripping: In search of the Boreal Owl; Winter Nature: Common Mammals, Birds, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes; Winter on Diamond: An encounter with the Temagami Wilderness. The writers’ weekend will include nature walks to discover and understand our surroundings, followed by individual writing time, and gathering as a group to share and discuss the participants’ work.
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