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Author: Katherine Barrett

  • Waking Up Slowly

    Waking Up Slowly

    It’s spring in Ne’ata’q, the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy. There are tiny buds on the pear and apple trees, the day lilies have poked up from the soil, the walking onions have sprouted.

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  • Little Books Collective Turns Two

    Little Books Collective Turns Two

    (Photo: contributed) Lunenburg is home to a unique publisher of “little” books. Sprouting from the Spot of Poetry group, which meets bi-weekly at the Lunenburg library, the Little Books Collective […]

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  • Food Forest Phase Two! A Wabanaki/Acadian Forest

    Food Forest Phase Two! A Wabanaki/Acadian Forest

    The second phase of the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy will look very different. We’re planning a wilder area containing trees, shrubs, understory plants, ground cover, and fungi that are native to this part of Mi’kma’ki / Nova Scotia.

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  • A Growing Trend: Natural Lawns

    A Growing Trend: Natural Lawns

    (Illustration: Jessie McLaughlin) You’ve probably heard of ‘No Mow May.” It’s a movement to let grass lawns grow throughout the spring to provide early food for pollinators. While the idea […]

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  • Come and See What’s Growing in the Food Forest!

    Come and See What’s Growing in the Food Forest!

    Through a historically rainy summer, strawberry farmers lost entire fields to mold. Grape growers are still recovering from the deep freeze last February, as well as coping with drought followed by flood. How is Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy, holding up? Fairly well.

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  • Lunenburg has a brand new fruit and nut orchard

    Lunenburg has a brand new fruit and nut orchard

    At a ceremony on May 26, students from a grade 3/4 class at Bluenose Academy planted the first tree in Ne’ata’q, the Food Forest at Bluenose Academy.

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  • The Forest for the Trees 

    The Forest for the Trees 

    Welcome to our third column about Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy! If you’ve visited the school grounds in recent weeks, you will have noticed some exciting changes. In the grassy circle of the bus loop, a forest has sprouted.

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  • Grass to Greenery at Bluenose Academy

    Grass to Greenery at Bluenose Academy

    The Sun is Coming Out: Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy, is getting ready to grow. This community-school collaboration will officially launch […]

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  • It Takes a Community to Build a Community

    It Takes a Community to Build a Community

    The Sun is Coming Out: Ne’ata’q, The Food Forest at Bluenose Academy Picture a school playground at recess. A few kids play tag through an orchard of apple and plum […]

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