Urban Teaching Farm Project

SITE PREPARATION HAS BEGUN!

Before

Late June and the grass is high at 577 Hillcrest Drive in Fredericton.

After

Aproximately one and one third acres have been tilled revealing beautiful soil. 1/4 acre has been tarped and the remainder has been planted with buckwheat - a "green manure" to feed the soil.

1/4 acre of the tilled soil has been covered by tarps to suppress unwanted weed and grass growth. After one month tarped sections will be planted with a “green manure” cover crop to enhance the soil. Want to help? Contact Claire at hayesteachingfarm@gmail.com

Since June 2016, NB Community Harvest Gardens has been actively engaged in a comprehensive and collaborative feasibility study around the development of an Urban Teaching Farm (UTF) in Fredericton.  Results of this feasibility study, bolstered by the province’s recently released Climate Change Action PlanLocal Food & Beverage Strategy, and the Economic Growth Development Plan, show there is an appetite and a will for a Regenerative Farming Certificate (RFC) program in our region.

The UTF’s full-time seasonal program will be the first of its kind in New Brunswick to offer comprehensive & formal regenerative agricultural training that is both hands-on & business-based.   We’ve set an ambitious target too – with a soft launch of the program planned for Spring 2018.

Want more information on the benefits of regenerative organic farming?  See Rodale Institute’s White Paper on Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change.

With the project’s continued focus on the green job economy, we look forward to proceeding with the development of an Urban Teaching Farm in Fredericton, NB with continued support our funding partners & other community supporters.

Need more information or want to help?  Contact Claire May at  hayesteachingfarm@gmail.com