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Much To Do on Open Farm Day

Posted on by Gilberte Doelle

Come one, come all, to the paramount farm-tour event of the year!

The annual province wide Open Farm Day is set for Sunday, September 18th – and you won’t want to miss out on the excitement. Head out along highway 101 between Digby and Weymouth and you’ll find Wild Rose Farm, not far from the Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse.

Gilberte and Siegmar Doelle and the farm staff and volunteers have been busy planning for this year’s festivities. You can expect many of the tried-and-true activities from past Open Farm Days, such as food sampling, farm tours, a hay fort for kids, and a chance to take home the farm gate door prize. In addition to tasting and touring a bit of the farm, this year, you’ll also be invited to try your luck at a scavenger hunt, have your face painted, or watch a seed threshing demonstration.

For Wild Rose Farm, hosting an Open Farm Day goes beyond just opening their doors to the public. While you’ll be able to say hello to the chickens, guinea hens, cows, and alpalcas, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about organic farming the French-intensive way. “The hope is that when you leave the farm, you’ll also leave with a sense of how and why we farm the way we do. Open Farm Day is a lot of work,” says Gilberte Doelle, “but it’s also a lot of fun.” Perhaps that’s why Wild Rose Farm is the only farm taking part this year from Annapolis County to Yarmouth County. Gilberte notes that they’ve been participating in Open Farm Day for several years now but it never gets boring. “Every year we add a little something different, plus you get to see our crop rotation in action and how we’re always fine-tuning our farming methods”.

As with much of what happens on a farm, Open Farm Day is a rain or shine event, so pack your gumboots or sun hat and join the animals, critters, farmers and other visitors for a fun and educational afternoon.


Wild Rose Farm is located at 6804 Hwy 101, Gilbert’s Cove, Digby County, NS. Open Farm Day is Sunday, September 18th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Wild Rose Farm is a mixed vegetable farm and the only Certified Organic Farm in Digby County. Three years ago, the farm won the Nova Scotia Environmental Stewardship Award. For more details, visit:http://wildrosefarmns.ca


Open Farm Day is a province wide event that creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community. To see a list of all participating farms, visit:http://www.meetyourfarmer.ca/openfarmday/

Jardinons en santé sur les ondes de Radio-Clare

Posted on by Gilberte Doelle

La première émission de Jardinons en santé aura lieu sur les ondes de CIFA - Radio-Clare mardi le 24 mars 2015 à 18h00. Nouvelle émission, Gilberte Doelle et Paul Lalonde vont parler du jardinage biologique en Clare.

Oui, le printemps s'en vient. Nous avons tous hâte à gratter dans la terre. Donc, joignez-vous à nous pour commencer le conversation du Jardinons en santé - ton atelier de jardinage bio en Clare.

Jardinons en santé sur les ondes de Radio-Clare, 104,1 ou en ligne sur www.cifafm.com

Soil & Seeds Saturday 3pm

Posted on by Gilberte Doelle

Le Festival de Clare-té 2015 à la Baie Sainte-Marie

Venez célébrer le printemps avec votre communauté!

Celebrate spring with our community!

Demain à Rendez-vous de la Baie:


13h: Conférence: Le garde-manger acadien – une causerie qui illustre les liens socio-culturels, économique, et agricoles qui ont aidé à former un palais et garde-manger collecti chez les Acadiens des Maritime et du Maine, avec Simon Thibault.


15h: Conférence: <<Graines et terres>> en l'honneur de <<l'Année internationale des sols>> des Nations Unies, avec Gilberte Doelle de la ferme Wild Rose


3pm - Soil and seeds, in honour of the United Nations “International Year of Soils” with Giilberte Doelle of Wild Rose Farm, Salle Marc-Lescarbot



For more details about le festival de Clare-té, click here.