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Acadia University.

Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Landmark green achievements by students

Initially funded through grant applications drafted by students, Wolfville's Centre for Rural Sustainability now supports the development and implementation of applied sustainability projects in Nova Scotia's rural communities.


The Acadia Community Sustainable Farm is the brainchild of students who dreamed about food. Currently in its first year, the farm has five families working plots, and students gardeners provide the campus cafeteria with fresh, organic produce. The farm also brings in local experts and offers workshops on themes that range from vermicomposting to strategies for growing tomatoes in the Annapolis Valley.

Most frequented space to meet (and procrastinate with) like-minded students

A crackling fireplace in winter, gardens in summer, and leather sofas and fair trade coffee all year round make the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre the perfect stop between classes.

Reasons students love living in Wolfville

Wolfville is a small town with punch. Its 4000 fulltime residents support a year-round farmers' market, which features not only seasonal produce, but also live entertainment and events such as Pumpkin Palooza. The town is also proud to be the first fair trade municipality in Canada.

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Science: Environmental Science (BSc)

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Publication:Alternatives Journal
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Date:Nov 1, 2008
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