Summer in Cumberland County: All the Gossip

Thanks to Our Food Project support, the Amherst Community Garden is really prospering this growing season. We were able to help with the hiring of a part-time Garden Coordinator, who has been able to bring some great food growing and management skills to the garden. The Coordinator,  aspiring farmer Matthew Cole, has also had an important presence at the garden. As a result, the garden … Continue reading Summer in Cumberland County: All the Gossip

Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

I recently had the pleasure of joining one of our partner organizations with some food programming at the Amherst Food Bank. Once a month or so, staff from Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre (http://www.cumberland.maggiesplace.ca/), show up at the food bank with food samples and recipes to share with food bank users. The food samples sometimes showcase seasonal fruit and vegetables, but often they incorporate food … Continue reading Food Mentoring at the Amherst Food Bank

Summer in Cumberland County, All the Gossip

We are having an unusually good growing season here in Cumberland County.  With above normal high temperatures and well-timed rains, my garden is doing the best I’ve ever seen it. Adding in a rich compost along with crab meal in the Spring didn’t hurt either. Things are growing quickly enough to outgrow any insect damage, but if you still have some pests lingering in your … Continue reading Summer in Cumberland County, All the Gossip