The Friends of the Acadian Forest Society
Would you like to work and learn along with us? The “Friends” are a friendly bunch, and we welcome new members. We meet on Tuesday mornings, at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, and usually work together from 9 a.m. to noon.
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The “Friends” Project
The Friends of the Acadian Forest Society volunteer group is engaged in a long-term education, research, and plant propagation project that benefits not only the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, but also the wider community of environmentally aware gardeners and native plant enthusiasts.
- Collect seeds and cuttings from native plants in the Botanical Gardens and from wild habitats within the Acadian Forest Region.
- Propagate and grow a wide variety of native trees, shrubs, and perennials each year.
- Maintain a research database storing valuable information on their work, including soil types, conditions required for propagation, timing of germination, and germination rates.
- Make plants they grow available to the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, the Conservatory of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, and the grounds of Acadia University.
- Organize an annual sale of native plants, both to encourage the planting of natives in the wider community, and to raise funds for carrying on their work.