Monthly Archives: August 2013

August workshop

On August 3, 25 interested people from all over NS and NB came to a workshop about starting a new garden.  In the morning we introduced ourselves, and David Greenberg gave an overview of starting a one-acre garden.  He discussed … Continue reading

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Establishing a cover crop: June 7 to August 2

We returned to Bethany on June 7 to try seeding again a few days after the land was roto-tilled with a large tractor and six-foot tiller. When we arrived, the soil looked a little better, and there were small tillage … Continue reading

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June 1

A trusty farmer, David Bekkers, was hired to offset disk the field.  The offset disk was chosen because it does the job of a plow and a disk at the same time.  We didn’t get to see the process, but … Continue reading

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Starting a new garden

On April 23 2013 David and I met with Sister Donna Brady, Sister Florence Kennedy, and Brian Ives to look at the site they’d chosen for the new garden. It is a flat one-acre piece of land between the big … Continue reading

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Bethany Garden

SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA INITIATE A GARDEN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Bethany, Antigonish, Nova Scotia  is the scene on a new initiative for the Sisters of St. Martha.  They have entered into partnership with Jen and David Greenberg, well established organic gardeners … Continue reading

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